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.

All tuition costs are fully funded by SOLAS (you pay the minimum wage, or higher at your discretion. This programme allows you, as an employer, to grow and nurture talented participants with the potential to become versatile accounting technicians with wide ranging skills, as well as joining employers in industry, practice and the public sector on an innovative programme that is changing the accountancy education model.

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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.

The course will take place one evening a week from September to November in the Western Management Training Centre in Dangan, Galway. Participants will also be required to submit written assessments both during and at the end of the course in order to achieve certification.

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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.

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Galway Chamber’s Business Barometer shows traffic is a major concern

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Galway’s businesses are optimistic about their overall prospects for the current quarter, but over four fifths of them believe that traffic congestion in Galway is having a negative effect on business according to survey carried out by Galway Chamber at the end of June.

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Electric vehicles set to become the new normal for motorists

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Research conducted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reveals that two in five adults living in Connacht would consider buying an electric vehicle (EV). The research, which surveyed 1,000 people, found that the lower running costs of driving an EV was the primary reason for considering to purchase (41%), second only to helping the environment (51%).

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HSA launches online construction safety course for local contractors and self employed

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive on-line course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’.

The course has been developed by the HSA with the support of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), in order to provide relevant health and safety information to small construction contractors and to raise awareness of the importance of occupational safety, health and welfare in construction.

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NUI Galway students’ energy efficient car wins major award at Shell Eco-marathon Europe

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Engineering students from NUI Galway have won first place for technical innovation at Shell Eco-marathon Europe, the continent’s premier competition for ultra-efficient vehicles.

The Galway team won the award for its Geec, an energy-efficient car capable of travelling more than 350km on one unit, or kilowatt-hour (kWh), of electricity - the equivalent of driving from Galway to Dublin for less than 15 cents’ worth of electricity or 10,000 miles per gallon of diesel.

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For quality furniture, go to Monaghan Bros Company

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Monaghan Bros is a leading specialist in the manufacture and supply of standard and customised contract furniture to the hospitality industry throughout the country.

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Gary Matthews - Personal Injury Solicitor

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

After qualifying as a solicitor and becoming a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the governing body of solicitors in Ireland, in 1995, Gary Matthews started his practice as a solicitor. His solicitors practice has its offices in the centre of Dublin and in Newry (Northern Ireland) and deals exclusively in the Republic of Ireland with Personal Injury claims, which includes Road Traffic accidents, Slips and falls, Trips, Work accidents and Injuries, Medical Negligence and Accidents abroad.

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Retailers call for tax fairness measures in Budget 2019

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Retail Excellence, the largest retail organisation in Ireland, is today calling for targeted solutions for retailers in Budget 2019. In an increasingly boundary-less retail environment the representative body are seeking additional online supports and tax fairness measures to protect retailers from the onslaught of cheap, non-European imports.

In their Budget 2019 submission titled “Retail: Sustaining and Growing an Economy”, Retail Excellence are also seeking a general cut in consumption taxes, a reduction in the cost of doing business, increased funding to get retailers online, increased infrastructural investment, Garda resources, town renewal funding, investment in the Home Renewal Scheme, introduction of measures to increase our competitiveness and improved access to finance.

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New start-up and innovation academy for medical technology

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

A series of start-up presentations to support Galway’s medical device industry will take place in September.

With the high concentration of innovative people in a tight medical device cluster in the west of Ireland, Medical Technology Ireland is hosting a start-up and innovation academy on Thursday September 27.

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Business voice must be heard as Brexit deadlines come and go, says Chamber president

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

As part of last week’s meeting of the EU Council and in light of the snail’s pace in negotiations between the UK and EU, Galway Chamber has called on the EU27 and the UK government to provide clarity to business on what the future trade relationship post March 2019 will be.

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You’re the presentation – not the slideshow

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Q: I’ve an interview for manager of a business incubation centre. They want me to present for ten minutes on ‘What I will achieve in the first year’ – but, and here’s the rub, they have stipulated that I can’t use PowerPoint or Prezi. Zero technology. How should I approach this? (EH, email).

A: With relish, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Are you getting the best deal on car finance?

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Thinking of buying a new car in the coming months? Then you’ve no doubt heard about Personal Contract Plans or PCPs. These car finance agreements have been getting a lot of attention – and not always for the right reasons. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) recently released the first public analysis of PCPs in Ireland. The report found that a third of new car purchases in Ireland are now financed by PCP agreements.

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