GMIT Innovation Hubs launch second cycle of Empower

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

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 second cycle of their regional programme called “EMPOWER”, commencing this month across the region.

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Defence Forces launches general service recruitment campaign

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, has announced the launch of the second of this year’s General Service recruitment competitions for the Permanent Defence Force (PDF).

The current recruitment competition is an opportunity for young people to serve their country in both the Army and Naval Service. New recruits will receive first class training in weapons handling, military tactics, team work and physical fitness.

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EY to double staff headcount in Galway by 2020

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Professional services and consultancy firm EY will double the number of employees at its Galway office by 2020, creating 35 new jobs in the region.

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Callanan Group first hospitality company to achieve IBEC Keep Well mark

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Callanan Group, consisting of The Prince of Wales Hotel and Karma Nightclub in Athlone and the well-known Skeffington Arms and DNA Nightclub in Galway have become the very first hospitality company in Ireland to achieve the IBEC workplace wellness accreditation, the KeepWell Mark.

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Local businesswomen invited to take part in National Women’s Enterprise Day

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Local Enterprise Office Galway is encouraging more women to go from ‘local to global’ with their businesses by helping to organise events around the country, with over 1,000 female entrepreneurs expected.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Q: “I am a qualified and experienced teacher looking for a permanent teaching post. I have subbed, filled-in and temped for two years now. I know I am a good teacher; I love my job and my students, but am always being pipped at the post when it comes to interview. What might I be doing wrong, please advise?” – AQ (email).

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bizmentors launches partnership initiative at sold-out seminar

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

A novel partnership initiative announced at a fully-booked breakfast seminar which was also addressed by Karl Lumsden of Google and David Noone of Procure Wizard.

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Travelling with a message — CEO takes to the road with a whiteboard in a rockstar motorhome

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Well-known Galway businessman and inventor Michael FitzGerald, founder and CEO of OnePageCRM, is setting off on a 30-day road trip around the UK, calling on SMEs, his customers and politicians with a bold message to think global.

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Bluebird Care to hold open jobs and QQI Training Day

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Bluebird Care will hold an Open Jobs & QQI Training Day on Wednesday next September 12 after success in the recent HSE tender to provide Home Support Services to older people living at home.

Due to sustained growth in demand for its Homecare services and their recent success in the tender to provide Home Support Services to the HSE (nationwide) Bluebird Care Galway now has 25 new vacancies for Healthcare Assistants to be filled over the next six months.

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Google expert to address bizmentors’ breakfast seminar next week

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Karl Lumsden, Agency Lead at Google, will be the main speaker at next week’s, fully booked, bizmentors® Seminars which is taking place in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit.

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EMPOWER female entrepreneurship programme launches second cycle

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The EMPOWER Programme (female entrepreneurship programme in the West of Ireland which was launched last year) is now commencing its second cycle commencing in Oct 2018. Last year over ninety females applied for this programme which is funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund and run by the GMIT Innovation Hubs.

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Freshii to open in Galway creating ten new jobs in city centre

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Freshii, the leading global healthy eating fast food restaurant chain is opening in Galway on Monday creating 10 new full time and part time jobs.

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Local accountancy businesses can tap into talent pool, says GRETB

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

The GRETB are seeking employers in the Galway region to select candidates for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Programme. Tap into a vast talent pool to diversity your workforce and ensure that your organisation has a skilled body of staff for accountancy and finance roles.

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Pension auto enrolment a welcome development for consumers

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Brokers Ireland, which represents almost 1,250 broker firms, has welcomed the Government’s auto enrolment announcement, noting that the improvement and extension of pension coverage is critically important for consumers.

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Expand your horizons with the Retail Excellence eCommerce Trustmark

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body, is celebrating all online retailers who are putting customer online safety and trust first, with the use of the Retail Excellence eCommerce Trustmark on their websites.

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Learn project management at Western Management Centre

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Western Management Centre is once again running the award in project management course which is validated by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). The course is designed to provide an end to end overview of the project management process from the initiation of a project to closing. It will provide the tools and frameworks to help an individual navigate through each phase of a project and identify issues that have the potential to jeopardise the project’s objectives and completion.

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Jobs Expo Galway Returns - Saturday 8th of September!

Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Jobs Expo is returning to Galway! Jobs Expo Galway will be held at the Salthill Hotel, Promenade Galway on Saturday 8th September 2018 (10am-4pm). Jobs Expo Galway will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. With unemployment still at a high level in Ireland, Jobs Expo Galway will provide job seekers with real opportunities to find new employment.

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Minister turns sod on commencement of GMIT iHub extension work

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, last week turned the first sod on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus.

This extension will double the size of the Innovation Hub to about 2,400 m2, providing space for an additional three dedicated MedTech R&D units; 17 incubation units for start-ups in the Software, Digital Tech, Connected Health sectors; a Co-Working space; an Events Space; Social Hubs; and, breakout meeting and networking areas. The extension will also provide a dedicated Entrepreneurship Hub where GMIT researchers, staff, students and Industry can work collaboratively on the creation and development of innovative ideas in support of an Open Innovation Strategy.

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bizmentors hit the 900 mark with free mentoring programme for SMES and start-ups

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

bizmentors marked another significant milestone last week as it welcomed the 900th person to its free mentoring programme.

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Bank of Ireland announced as Connacht Rugby sponsor

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Connacht Rugby and Bank of Ireland are delighted to announce a three year official partnership which will see the Bank of Ireland logo displayed on the back of the Connacht home, away, European and training jerseys.

Bank of Ireland has a long proud tradition of supporting Irish Rugby and this latest partnership further strengthens that relationship. Announcing the new partnership, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Connacht Rugby, Brian Mahony, stated: “We are delighted to welcome Bank of Ireland on board as a sponsor. Bank of Ireland’s goals of enabling their customers, colleagues and communities to thrive is directly aligned with our community-driven purpose. Connacht Rugby and Bank of Ireland have a proud history together and we are excited to partner once again. Bank of Ireland is synonymous with rugby in Ireland and their long-term investment is helping drive the sport forward across the province and country.”

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