City financial adviser Hannah Kiely to head up Galway 2020 team

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Galway 2020 has announced the appointment of local business leader Hannah Kiely to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the company tasked with delivering Galway’s European Capital of Culture in 2020. As CEO of Galway 2020, Hannah will be responsible for leading the Executive Team working closely with the new Galway 2020 Board of Directors to deliver the ambitious programme and vision before and during European Capital of Culture in 2020, as well as ensuring that a strong and lasting legacy follows to benefit the city, county and wider region.

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Your new career is at your fingertips with Creganna Medical’s recruitment app

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Innovation is at the heart of Creganna Medical - new ideas and new improved ways of doing things is part of everyday life. And so, it came as no surprise when the Talent Acquisition Team launched their innovative recruitment app “Creganna Careers”, a first in the medical device sector.

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Pat McDonagh makes significant Limerick investment and jobs announcement

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The owner of the Castletroy Park Hotel Limerick, Pat McDonagh, has announced a significant expansion plan for the Limerick Hotel. The plan includes increasing the size of the hotel by almost 50 cent above its existing 107 bedrooms and executive suites, a new state of the art fitness and leisure facility and a corporate business hub. The plans were launched this week by Mr McDonagh at an investment and jobs announcement attended by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, May 25, 2017

When time is a factor for employers, many use phone or Skype interviews as a means of sifting through the candidates, before inviting a chosen few to a personal interview. This requires a little more preparation on your part, but with the right approach, you can still make a virtual impression, writes SABINA TRENCH, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Plan ahead - it is important to make sure that you organise the technology for your phone or Skype interview. Ideally, a landline is preferable, but if you are using a mobile phone, make sure you have good coverage and switch off call waiting in both cases.

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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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