NUI Galway and KPMG collaborate on new masters in international accounting and analytics

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

NUI Galway has announced an innovative collaboration with KPMG on a new Masters programme, the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics, and the appointment of Laurence May, Audit Director at KPMG, as Adjunct Professor in Accounting and Finance at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

You have been working in the same place for the last 15 years, and you just know it’s going to come up in the interview. You can use this to your advantage: all you need is a strategy writes Sabina Trench, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

There are a few different approaches you can use to deal with the ‘15 years is a long time to be with one employer’ statement. Here are five strategies you can consider:

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O’Leary Financial Planning to Host Free Tax Planning Session for SME’s

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

O’Leary Financial Planning will host a session with Tax Advisor Laura Lynch next Wednesday 5th of April in The Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.

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Talent was the currency at Talent Summit 2017

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The 2017 Talent Summit recently took place in the Radisson, Galway. The Talent Summit, which was founded by Sigmar Recruitment in association with The Irish Times Executive Jobs attracted over 1,000 people to five events across Dublin, Cork and Galway. With the talent agenda ranking as the number one priority for business leaders around the globe, the theme of this year’s programme was “Driving Competitive Advantage through Talent”.

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Galway companies among 2017 Deloitte Best Managed Companies

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Two Galway companies have been recognised as leaders in their fields at the 2017 Deloitte Best Managed Companies held last week.

127 companies employing almost 60,000 staff all around Ireland have been named Best Managed Companies by Deloitte at the 2017 awards ceremony last night in Dublin’s Convention Centre. Sixteen new winners join an existing network of companies awarded the accolade since the scheme’s establishment nine years ago. The awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland were attended by over 900 people from the Irish business community.

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IMS Marketing celebrates a decade in business

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Locally grown marketing agency, IMS Marketing, is this month celebrating ten successful years in business. Set up in Spring 2007 by Claregalway native, Kevin Moran, the company has seen substantial growth since its inception, doubling its workforce to 12 in the past 18 months.

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Collins McNicholas named one of the best workplaces in Ireland

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Collins McNicholas, the Galway-based national HR and recruitment firm has been named as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2017.

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Atlantec ‘17 kicks off this month

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

One of the must successful events to be held in the city last year was the Atlantec festival organised by Information Technology Association Galway which brought together an impressive range of speakers from across the globe.

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12 things to remember when writing your CV

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

It can be the most challenging of tasks, writing your CV. Where to start? What to highlight? How to shorten? How to sell yourself? These 12 pointers will help you get on the right track, and will also assist you in writing your LinkedIn profile, writes MARY O’BRIEN-KILLEEN, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Know your personal strengths. Really know them. Write them down. Ask your family and friends. Sometimes we don’t realise our strengths. Take time to identify yours.

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GMIT construction conference to hear 2017 output expected to grow 20 per cent

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The annual GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference will take place at the GMIT Dublin Road campus on Tuesday March 7, from 9am. Hosted by the GMIT Department of Building and Civil Engineering it is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the west of Ireland, bringing together architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors and academics to discuss matters of interest in the built environment.

The conference started in 2010 when the construction industry was in deep trouble. In terms of output value, the industry contracted by nearly 80 per cent in the recent recession. This year’s conference will however, discuss a different set of problems. The authoritative annual AECOM report on the construction industry reveals that output grew by 15 per cent in 2016 and predicts further growth of 20 per cent in 2017. In cash terms this equates to around €3 billion of extra construction work.

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PorterStories - Life in the PorterShed

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Michael Hausenblas is a Developer Advocate for San-Francisco based startup Mesosphere. The company was founded in 2013 with headquarters in California. There is now an engineering office based in Hamburg, Germany and as of 2016, Mesosphere employ over 200 people worldwide.

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GMIT and Teagasc form new strategic partnership

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

GMIT and Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, have formed a new strategic partnership to develop academic and educational co-operation in areas of mutual interest.

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Shannon Group announces plans to develop new hangar to house A380s

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

has today announced it has lodged a planning application with Clare County Council for a new aircraft hangar at Shannon Airport.

The proposed development will comprise a new steel framed wide-bodied aircraft paint hangar and internal ancillary office space, workshops, plant rooms and storage space within the airport lands at Shannon Airport. The new hangar will have the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types up to an Airbus A380.

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Will it be second time lucky for JPK Fencing?

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

JPK Fencing, who are based in Claregalway, could go all the way in this year’s SFA National Small Business Awards. This is the second time in-a-row that they are finalists in the competition.

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Grassroots football — Ingenious Kilkerrin United fundraise with the 30 bullocks

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

With Abramovich funding Chelsea, Fenway Sports funding Liverpool and Sheikh Mansour backing Manchester City, it is not a question for those clubs of how can they raise money to fund and build their clubs, but how can they spend the hundreds of millions of pounds available to make their clubs even richer and more successful.

At the other end of the scale at what we call grassroots football, the question becomes where do we get the money? Any money will do if it helps us put one brick on top of another in an attempt at improving the club, primarily the club facilities. From good facilities, other good things should follow.

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The ‘Likeability Factor' in Interviews - Why and How?

Mon, Jan 30, 2017

In an ideal world, job offers and opportunities would be based purely on skill, ability and experience. Realistically, being ‘likeable’ is an important aspect of getting through the interview process successfully. As we all know, a person’s fit within the company culture and atmosphere is important both for you and your employer. The work might be ideal but getting along with colleagues, clients and customers is essential and will impact on your enjoyment of the role as well as your colleagues’ enjoyment of having you around! Most of us spend at least 5 days per week with our colleagues and would like to be in the company of people we can get along with.

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Positive year for Shannon Group as a driver of regional tourism

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Shannon Group’s role as a key driver of regional economic growth has been underlined by increases in 2016 passenger and visitor numbers to Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage, respectively.

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1.7m train passengers in 2016 between Galway and Heuston

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

There were 1.7million passenger journeys made between Galway and Dublin last year representing a 6.6 per cent increase on 2015, Iarnrod Eireann told the Advertiser this week.

Improved economic circumstances, record tourist visitor numbers and events surrounding the 1916 Rising commemorations, contributed to the uplift in customers travelling by train.

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