Minister announces thirty new jobs at online education platform Alison

Thu, May 25, 2017

Alison, one of the world’s largest free e-learning platforms, last week welcomed Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor to their newly refurbished offices in Galway Technology Park, Parkmore to announce the creation of 30 new jobs due to the company’s expansion.

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Supermac’s wins award for outstanding contribution to employment in Ireland

Thu, May 25, 2017

Supermac’s has won the Franchise of the Year Award for Outstanding Contribution to Employment in Ireland at the Irish Franchise Awards 2017.

The awards, in association with AIB, were announced at an event at the Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Dublin on Friday last and recognise excellence in franchising, rewarding the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.

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A rewarding year for award winning JBM Merit as it wows world’s top retail and hospitality brands

Thu, May 18, 2017

It has been some year for JBM Merit — not alone are the company experiencing a spur in growth providing intelligent epos solutions to some of the world’s top retailers, but these efforts have been recognised by their peers in the industry.

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Brexit consultation and support scheme announced by Údarás

Thu, May 18, 2017

The Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta has recently given its approval to a new Údarás consultation and support scheme ‘Bí Réidh’ to assist in encouraging Gaeltacht companies to prepare for Brexit and to develop an action plan in this regard. A fund of €100,000 has been made available for this scheme which will be based on self-assessment of their exposure to Brexit, and a Consultancy Grant Scheme, under the De Minimis rule, with maximum of €5,000 each being allowed.

Companies will be encouraged to undertake an assessment on how prepared the company is for Brexit in the areas of Business Strategy, Operations, Innovation, Sales and Marketing, Finance and People Management. Údarás na Gaeltachta is working hand in hand with Enterprise Ireland on this scheme as part of the coordinated cross-agency response to Brexit and international affairs in 2017.

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SAP celebrates 20 years in Ireland with commitment to creating 150 new roles

Thu, May 11, 2017

SAP , SAP SE which has an office in Galway, this week celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Ireland operation with a commitment to create an additional 150 local jobs over the next 18 months. Bill McDermott, CEO and Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, formally announced the job roles at a celebration event at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium alongside Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, May 11, 2017

Q: I’m about to start a college work placement with a leading company in my sector – marketing. It’s an eight-week thing during and I really want to make an impression. Any thoughts? (DR, email).

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Lufthansa launches first scheduled service from Shannon as Frankfurt flights begin

Thu, May 04, 2017

Shannon Airport was in celebratory mode at the weekend as one of the world’s best known airlines, Lufthansa, commenced scheduled flights for the first time from the airport as its new Frankfurt service took off.

The service to the financial capital of continental Europe and one of Germany’s most interesting tourism cities took to the skies on Saturday afternoon and will operate weekly until the end of October.

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Take part in the Bank of Ireland Oranmore Enterprise Town

Thu, May 04, 2017

Enterprise Town is coming to Oranmore! On Saturday May 13 in Calasanctius College a free expo supported by Bank of Ireland Oranmore showcasing local businesses, amenities, schools and sporting and voluntary groups will take place from 11am to 4pm.

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Heads up on the interview panel: use it or lose it

Thu, May 04, 2017

Sometimes when you are called for interview, you will be given the names of the interview panel. This is very common in the public sector, but also happens in the private sector from time to time. But, what should you do with this information? Plenty, writes SABINA TRENCH, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

As you are studying away and preparing for your interview, you get an email to let you know the names on the interview panel. Aargh, information overload. However, this information could be the very thing to set you apart from everyone else, and you really need to make the most of it. So, here’s what you do...

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Galway-based entrepreneur’s company named second fastest growing company in Ireland

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Maximum Media, digital publishing company, founded by Galway-based entrepreneur Niall NcGarry, was yesterday announced as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe, by the Financial Times. The publication released its annual report on ‘Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’, which included nine Irish businesses.

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Landlords will pay €200 more in home insurance premiums if they rent to students

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

If you decide to rent out your house you must notify your insurer — That is the message being sent loud and clear to landlords.

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Something for everyone at the Connemara Mussel Festival

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Once voted ‘Best food festival’ by the acclaimed McKennas guides, the Connemara Mussel Festival 2017 will gather a host of culinary delights for young and old in the beautiful village of Tullycross.

The Connemara Mussel Festival has established itself as a must attend family, culinary event in the west of Ireland. Children, teenagers, amateurs and professional chefs will all be involved in providing fun for everyone while battling it out in a series of interactive demonstrations and culinary competitions.The ever popular educational, interactive cooking workshops for children will take place over the weekend on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of April.

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Weddings at Galway Bay Hotel

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

On Sunday April 23 the Galway Bay Hotel will be holding its spring wedding showcase, giving couples looking for a beautiful wedding venue an opportunity to experience what their wedding day could be like in this stunning hotel.

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Colourful celebrations, free paint, competitions and giveaways as Paintrite mark two decades of excellence

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Paintrite, the paint and wallcovering specialist, based in Terryland Retail Park on the Headford Road, celebrates 20 years in business this week and is marking it with a week packed with interesting talks, giveaways, including gift vouchers, free paint, and even a holiday.

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Galway Crystal buys back own site

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The Galway Crystal site om the Dublin Road has been recently bought back by Galway Irish Crystal for €3.5 million.

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Divine Mercy Ceremonies will take place on Sunday April 23 in Knock Shrine (12.45pm), Galway Cathedral (2pm), and Emmanuel House Clonfert (2pm).

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, the Octave of Easter, observed by Roman Catholics as well as some Anglicans. It is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is associated with special promises from Jesus and indulgences issued by the Church.

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Fintrax Group expansion continues apace with South Korean joint venture

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Fintrax, the Galway-based tourist VAT refund and dynamic currency conversion specialist, has announced its expansion into the South Korean market through a joint venture agreement with the LOTTE Group, South Korea’s fifth largest conglomerate. The LOTTE Group deal will see both groups tap into the booming tax refund market in Korea which has grown tenfold since 2010.

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Breaking the traditional funding mould

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

At a time when many SMEs in the West are looking to grow and scale up their businesses, it has become apparent that the funding they need is not always readily available. With economic recovery in Ireland truly hitting its stride, it is important that small businesses have a system of financial support that grows in tandem with them. At Bibby Financial Services Ireland we help businesses access cash tied up in unpaid invoices, allowing SMEs to focus on expansion instead of worrying about cash flow.

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Five reasons on how to get your top job

Fri, Apr 07, 2017

We all at some point in our lives have to work in a job which we do not enjoy. It is called being an adult, many parents will say to their newly graduated children who are toiling away in minimum wage jobs. However, it does not have to be the career you forge forever. Here at the advertiser.ie we highlight the best ways to find that job that will provide you with contentment.

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Irish economic and trade interests must be protected during Brexit negotiations says Galway Chamber boss

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Following on from the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty last week, Galway Chamber has called on the Irish Government to continue a concerted, sustained campaign to highlight the unique Brexit issues for Ireland with both our European partners and the UK and to underline its commitment to protecting Irish trade, our border economy and ensuring that Ireland remains competitive.

Commenting on Prime Minister May’s announcement, Conor O’Dowd, President of Galway Chamber said that while they continue to regret the UK decision to leave the European Union and recent statements by the UK Government in relation to leaving the Single Market and Customs Union, it is important that the process to enable negotiations to begin has been initiated.

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