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.

That’s according to Dara Calleary TD, member of the Joint Oireachtas Enterprise Committee. He raised the issue with the Governor of Virginia, Tim Kane, when he came before the Committee to discuss economic links between Virginia and Ireland and how they can be enhanced.

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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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Market traders make the most of Galway’s lunch market

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Galway’s first lunchtime food market Le Marché is proving a treat with the business community in the city.

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Chamber welcomes new N6 but worries what will happen traffic once it hits Galway

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Just days after the journey times on the Dublin-Galway road were sliced by the opening of the Moate and Kilbeggan bypasses, Galway Chamber has urged Government to stand by its commitments to the N6 Galway Outer Bypass as it feels that the new road will be worthless if traffic ends up being snarled in the city suburbs.

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The Radisson rocket

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

In business, as in life, we have those who lead and those who follow.

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Nicola flies the Irish flag for Tom Hogan Motors

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Every three years Toyota Ireland holds its National Skills Contest for Service Advisors working in Toyota Dealerships across Ireland.

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‘Alabama is who I am’ says comedienne Heather Le Roy

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

SHE LIVES in LA, is “mildly in love” with Galway, but at heart she is a Southerner and a proud Alabamian who was inspired to become a comedienne - not by anything as predictable as another comedian - but by her Baptist preacher grandfather. She is Heather Le Roy.

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New N6 to Midlands and West is good news for business — Dempsey

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The N6 Kilbeggan to Athlone national road scheme which was officially opened this week, is great news for business in the midland and west regions, it was claimed at the opening.

The new high quality dual carriageway commences at the western end of the completed N6 Kinnegad close to Kilbeggan scheme at Kilbeggan and connects to the eastern end of the existing Athlone Bypass.

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Aer Arann start search for new MD

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

West of Ireland-based airline Aer Arann has begun its search for a new managing director to succeed Garry Cullen who is to retire later this year after fulfilling a two-year-contract.

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Massive €50 million radio deal close to completion

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Richard Findlay, the former head of media firm Scottish Radio Holdings, has moved closer to buying five Irish local radio stations with a deal expected this week.

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NUI Galway appoints director of marketing and communications

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

NUI Galway has announced that Caroline Loughnane has joined the University as Director of Marketing and Communications. She has worked in education marketing for the last ten years, and as Head of Marketing at the University of Birmingham for the last five years.

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Is there relief on nursing home expenses?

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

My mother recently had to move into a nursing home. My sister and I are paying the fees, together with her medical expenses. Is there any tax relief for this expense?

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Galway Aga Shop to showcase centenary collection of handmade La Cornue cookers

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Aga Shop Galway in the Liosban Retail Park launches the 100th anniversary collection of La Cornue elegant kitchen range cookers in the west of Ireland with an open day on Saturday July 26.

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ARAMARK Ireland staff at University Hospital Galway win diversity award

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

ARAMARK Ireland’s restaurant team at University Hospital Galway has received the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) Diversity Award 2008 for its catering operation.

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Get online and embrace the web, City Council tells Galway businesses

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Galway businesses should get online and embrace all that the web has to offer, the City Council announced last week at the launch of the new Galway business website www.eGalway.Biz.

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The business of arts

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

If there was ever a time when business was business and the arts were — well, just messing around, enjoying oneself, it’s not now, and it’s certainly not in Galway.

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Farmers can receive Department payments to credit union accounts

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Irish League of Credit Unions has announced that its member credit unions in the Republic of Ireland can now receive electronic payments due to their farming members from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

“This is a welcome change from the Department’s previous stance which only allowed payments to be made to credit unions operating full EFT services,” Kieron Brennan said.

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