Perlico’s success is based on customers saving money

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

From its humble beginnings in 2002, Perlico has really accelerated competition in the telecommunications industry — It is now the confirmed number one alternative to Eircom and has in the process saved its customers millions of euro every year.

In recent years Perlico has reaped numerous rewards which was recognized by the acquisition by Vodafone last year.

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Cooking the Wright way

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The aroma of freshly baked scones leads many ‘foodies’ down the cobbled Kirwan’s Lane to Kate Wright’s Cobblestone Café. Still others wander down the mediaeval lane to give Kate’s most faithful café companion a friendly pat on the head. Lilly – Kate’s dog, has become synonymous over the past 10 years with Cobblestone, and even features on the café’s website, www.galwaycookeryclasses.com.

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Businesses come to terms with new drink sale laws

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Irish businesses were last evening coming to terms with the effects of strict new regulations governing the sale and possession of alcohol, which aim to curb public disorder and eliminate underage drinking.

Under the provisions of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008, which came into effect yesterday, off-licences must close at 10pm and gardaí can seize drink from minors.

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Cuil and the gang to take on Google

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A group of former Google engineers has launched a rival internet search engine, Cuil, saying it is an improved version of the world's most popular search tool.

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Pat Mc brings a slice of Papa John’s to Ireland

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Papa John’s Pizza — one of the world's leading pizza companies with approximately 3,000 restaurants operating in the USA and 29 international markets has been brought to Ireland by Supermacs supremo Pat McDonagh.

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End of the road for tractors?

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Road Safety Authority is advising the public that the deadline for the submission of views on the use of agricultural vehicles on public roads has been extended to Friday September 26.

The RSA is inviting the public to submit their views on a consultation document regarding the use of agricultural and works vehicles on public roads. It is also seeking the input of individuals, companies, organisations and associations involved in the use, sale and hire of agricultural vehicles and works machinery.

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Using pension backed mortgages to buy property

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Q. I want to buy a property to lease back to my company. I need to borrow the purchase price. Is there a tax efficient way of doing this and what are the financial implications?

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Tesco in strategic move with new low cost product range

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Tesco has taken a new strategic position in the retail market and has announced the launch of a new look, low cost product range designed to bring new competition for Irish consumers.

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Caragh Precision opens new manufacturing facility

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Caragh Precision has opened a new 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Parkmore West in Galway.

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Tourists to Galway and the west last year spent almost a billion

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Tourists to Galway and the west last year spent almost a billion euro in the region, and new transport links can help ensure that sort of spend is maintained, Transport Minister Noel Dempsey said this week.

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Hospitality at the crossroads

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

If a crossroad is a watershed indicating a choice to be made, then Claremorris is the crossroad of the west of Ireland.

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Frankly I’m disappointed with Fahey, says Cameron

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Fianna Fáil TD Frank Fahey has been accused of ignoring city councillors and refusing to “recognise our mandate as elected representatives” by failing to invite them to a major transport meeting and presentation in County Buildings this week.

Labour Cllr Billy Cameron has accused Dep Fahey, the Galway West TD and Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport chairman, of refusing to allow him and other city councillors to attend the meeting, which took place on Tuesday.

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1,000 new jobs created by Udaras — report states

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

A total of 1,038 new jobs were created and 928 new jobs approved in 2007 in Gaeltacht areas, according to their annual report launch this yesterday.

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No firm decision to sell, say owners of Tuam Herald

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

The owners of The Tuam Herald newspaper have said that they are not committed to selling the newspaper — one of the oldest in the country and that they only appointed venture capitalists Raglan Capital to ‘explore the matter.’

Weekend newspaper reports stated that the newspaper was set to become the third family-owned newspaper in the west to be sold so far this year, with a ‘pricetag’ of €10 million placed on the paper which was established in 1837.

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O'Brien-backed consortium wins digital TV licence

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Media king Denis O’Brien is to expand his influence even further after his bid for a lucrative licence to launch commercial Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) in Ireland proved successful this week.

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Galway’s first hotel to receive FAS Excellence Through People Award

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Days Hotel Galway has recently achieved the FAS Excellence Through People Award.

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Ireland can learn from Virginia’s business know-how – Calleary

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Ireland should take the lead from the American state of Virginia in the cutting of red-tape surrounding business set-up.

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Servisource keen to meet applicants for homecare posts

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Servisource Healthcare Director Majella Hynes and Healthcare Co-Ordinator Eileen O’Donoghue recently met with Eamon O’Cuiv, Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, to discuss the requirements for staff in the Gaeltacht region, specifically in the Connemara area.

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Transferring property out of a company – the tax pitfalls

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Q I own a company which owns a rented retail unit worth approx €500,000. I want to give this property to my son but I don’t want him to have to pay cash into the company for it. What are the tax implications of this?

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Proxy Biomedical opens new Connemara facility

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Proxy Biomedical Ltd, a leading innovator in the development of biomaterials for regenerative medicine, this week officially opened its new manufacturing premises in an Údarás na Gaeltachta facility in An Spidéal.

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