GMIT iHUBS LAUNCH “EMPOWER” – A NEW ENTRENPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN

Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Despite national recognition of female entrepreneurs, Ireland suffers from a low number of women engaged in business startups. Female-led businesses remain an underdeveloped source of economic growth and jobs. As part of a drive to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, GMIT Innovation Hubs will deliver a new regional programme called "EMPOWER", commencing September in GMIT’s Galway and Mayo campuses.

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Ireland’s leading professional recruitment event, Career Zoo is heading to Ballybrit

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Ireland’s leading professional recruitment and networking event, Career Zoo, will move outside Dublin for the first time this autumn, with an event taking place in Galway next month.

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Doing better than expected need not be the end of the world

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Getting way more than what you expected in the Leaving Cert. needn’t be the end of the world. Just because you got top marks doesn’t mean you have to opt for an ‘air is thin up here’ course.

The key to career happiness and fulfilment lies in pursuing a career that excites, energises, drives, inspires [insert whichever power verb you fancy here].

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Galway libraries install new Surfbox kiosks

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Several Galway libraries, including Oranmore, Ballybane, Loughrea, Tuam and Galway City libraries. have recently installed new printing, scanning and copying kiosks provided by SurfBox.

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Galway tech entrepreneur Richie lands keys to new car as Nissan Generation Next ambassador

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Galway tech entrepreneur Richie Commins had plenty of cause for celebration this week when he landed the keys to a brand new, taxed and insured car after becoming a Nissan Generation Next ambassador.

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Businesswomen’s network headhunts Oranmore talent

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Digital marketing and PR consultants, financial advisors, solicitors, commercial insurance providers, estate agents, interior designers and virtual assistants are in demand to join a new network of women in business in the Oranmore area.

The Women in Business Network (WIBN) brings together women in the professions, those running their own business, and skilled employees who want to network and enhance their business expertise.

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‘I want to work – but I don’t know where to start’

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Q: I haven’t worked outside the home for 20 years. First, I was at home with the children, and then my husband took ill and I became his full-time carer until he passed away last year. Now, I want to go back to work, but I am frightened. Where to start? Previously, I worked in retail and enjoyed it, but I fear my skills have lapsed. Any suggestions? (GL, email).

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Galway-based company nominated for data science award

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Galway-based company Orreco, which has worked with Olympic athletes and elite professional sports teams around the world, has recently been nominated for the prestigious DatSci Awards.

The awards, organised by the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics, were created to celebrate the best of data science talent in Ireland, as well as to bring the Irish and international data science community closer together.

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Calling all Galway engineers to showcase their exellence

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Engineers Ireland is calling on engineering organisations in Galway to showcase and celebrate their achievements and skill by submitting an entry to the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB.

Now in its eighth year, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work. As well as identifying leaders within the engineering industry, the awards provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the invaluable contribution the engineering profession makes to society, and applaud the innovation and quality of work produced by engineers both at home and abroad.

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Have all the boxes ticked when preparing for your job interview

Fri, Jul 21, 2017

No matter how much preparation you do, job interviews can prove to be a nerve-wracking experience. Gone are the days when you were able to assume what you were going to be asked. Nowadays a whole array of unexpected, and frankly unnecessary, questions can pop up. Here at Advertiser.ie, we have a few tips to help you navigate the interview minefield.

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JCI Galway launches Friendly Business Awards 2017

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Ireland is famous all over the world for its one hundred thousand welcomes (céad míle fáilte). Galway had been named in 2015 as the world’s friendliest by US magazine Travel + Leisure. The official launch of the search for friendly businesses took place at the Startup Lab in Galway on July 13. This is the first year that the Friendly Business Awards expanded to Galway city and county.

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More than 1,000 companies in Galway availing of Skillnets training to improve competitiveness

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Galway companies are increasingly taking up opportunities for training and upskilling staff to meet business needs. Figures from the 2016 annual report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting more than 60 learning networks nationwide, reveal that a total of 1,016 businesses in Galway accessed subsidised training and invested in their staff across a range of sectors last year.

Across Ireland, some 14,000 businesses invested in their staff across a range of sectors. Ninety-two percent of the member companies that benefited from investment in training through Skillnets in 2016 were SMEs.

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Northern and Western Region named as European Entrepreneurial Region 2018

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The European Union has this week named Ireland’s Northern and Western region as European Entrepreneurial Region 2018, recognising the enormous strides the region has taken to foster entrepreneurship and arrest decades of economic decline.

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Self-employed need to be treated equally — Canney

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Galway East TD Sean Canney has called for a level playing field for self-employed people, saying that issues such as insurance, rates, and increased paperwork are making self-employment more difficult with each passing year.

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Online lending platform works for Galway SMEs

Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Thirty-nine Galway businesses have raised funds through Linked Finance’s online lending platform.

Linked Finance, a peer-to-peer lending company, says it has raised €1m for Galway-based businesses, including Revive Active, Walsh’s Bakery and Schoolbooks.ie, aimed at facilitating growth.

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New sales and events manager at the g Hotel & Spa

Thu, Jul 06, 2017

The five-star g Hotel & Spa in Galway has recently appointed Bróna Mulqueen as sales and events manager with responsibility for corporate clients, events and weddings.

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Get home safe taxi app puts Galway techie in driving seat to become Nissan Generation Next ambassador

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

A 23-year-old tech graduate from Galway who has created an app that allows students to get a taxi to get home safely, even when they have no cash, bank card or phone, is in the driving seat to become a Nissan Generation Next ambassador.

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Interviews in Galway next week for staff nurse opportunities in Oxford

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Are you a qualified/soon to be qualified Irish trained nurse, interested in NHS Staff Nurse opportunities?

Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment (KCR) is seeking applicants for a number of Staff Nurse positions at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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A match made in Supermac’s

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Supermac’s has announced this week that it is the new sponsors of The Marty Squad on RTÉ Radio 1. The show which returned to RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday June 11 will air 6-7pm each Sunday.The Marty Squad, presented by Marty Morrissey and Brenda O’ Donoghue, takes a look at the weekend’s GAA action with guests and analysis. The show will travel across the country with outside broadcasts planned throughout the summer.

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Interviews in Galway next week for Staff Nurse opportunities in Oxford, UK

Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Are you a qualified/soon to be qualified Irish trained nurse, interested in NHS Staff Nurse opportunities?

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