Shannon Airport welcomes Norwegian service expansion

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Shannon Airport has welcomed this week’s news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018.

The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July last year, is to double its frequency from two to four flights a week on its service to Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island, just over one hour from Boston. In addition, it is adding an extra service to Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just 90 minutes from New York, increasing from two to three flights a week. The extra services will kick-in from March 2018.

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Nominations open for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Now in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from Galway. The theme of this year’s programme is “Ambition” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations until 16 February. The 24 finalists for 2018 will be announced on 23 April.

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Show me the money, ‘cos I’m worth it

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Q: I love my work – I get on well with my colleagues, I like my work content, my work is convenient to my home and it suits my home life. I do not want to change job, but I believe I should be paid more for all that I do at work. (EJ, email).

A: EJ, I’m delighted you wrote in; career advice is not just for the job seeker and the newly-qualified, it’s not just about interview preparation and CV writing. Your query jumped out of the pile this week as it provides the perfect opportunity to talk about career from another angle - how to progress without changing career or employer, writes Siobhan O’Malley, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Ireland West Airport records highest ever passenger numbers

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

2017 has proven to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers reaching 750,000 for the first time in the airports history, surpassing the previous record of 734,000 passengers achieved in 2016.

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Six counter-intuitive things you can do in an interview

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Ask questions. Seriously. “I ask the questions around here, not you” might be the smartass interviewer’s response. But the enlightened one will see questions as your effort to learn more so that you can use your answers to meet their needs. An interview should tend towards a conversation: in conversation, we ask questions. (Just make sure you ask good questions, but that’s another day’s column).

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New Year personal finances still weigh heavily on people’s minds, study shows

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

New research shows that it might not be such a happy New Year for Irish consumers when it comes to their finances in 2018. Many admit to feeling less than optimistic about the year ahead, with money concerns and financial woes weighing heavily on people’s minds

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Employers can lose in an interview too

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

For employers, the stakes are high too. You think it is a disaster if you do not get the job. However, another interview is likely to come along. The employer who hires the wrong person may well have a world of trouble ahead of them, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Realising that the employer has plenty to lose might settle you, the candidate, in interview. You are not the only one who has to get this right.

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Get your CV ready for 2018

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The term ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or CV, can be literally translated as ‘course of life’. Sometimes referred to as a résumé, it’s an outline of your education, skills, experience and relevant achievements.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

During competency-based interviews, candidates are asked questions about specific situations where they have shown themselves have competencies that match the job description. In many instances, it is better for candidates to take the broader perspective by using proven answering methodologies that give more comprehensive answers to both the opening and follow-up, or probing, questions, writes Pearse O’Donnell, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Home for Christmas — discover your new career

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Over the festive period, leading Irish recruitment firm CREGG Recruitment will be hosting a recruitment open day in the Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Co. Galway on Thursday December 28 from 11am-3pm.

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Home for Christmas? Find Your New Career with CREGG Recruitment.

Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Over the festive period, leading Irish recruitment firm CREGG Recruitment will be hosting a recruitment open day. The event will take place in the Connacht Hotel Galway on Thursday the 28th of December from 11am-3pm.

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Only 31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed, which is less than half the rate of those without a disability, said Dr Seán Healy, Director of Social Justice Ireland, this week when he spoke at launch of Social Justice Ireland’s Quarterly Employment Monitor.

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How to put focused research to good use in a job interview

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A regularly neglected or misunderstood area of preparing for a job interview is that of researching the organisation.

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New business water meters to provide more accurate billing

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Irish Water is set to commence a programme of works to replace 4,200 business water meters in the Galway area during the month of December.

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Gardai warn businesses of the danger of invoice redirect fraud

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

At this busy seasonal time, An Garda Síochána wishes to advise of the continuing existence of Invoice Redirect Fraud and urges businesses to remind employees to treat any request to change supplier bank account details with extreme caution. Losses amounting to over €700,000 have been reported to Gardaí in the last month. Invoice Redirect Fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

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Top honours for Claregalway company at National Convenience Store Awards

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

JBM MERIT, based in Claregalway, scooped the award for Best Retail Technology Supplier in Ireland at the National Award Ceremony last week.

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals establishes manufacturing facility in Athlone

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

US pharmaceutical Company, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is to establish its first manufacturing plant in Athlone.

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Dealing with ‘skeletons in the wardrobe’ at an interview

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Some of us have accumulated the odd ‘skeleton in the wardrobe’ over the course of our careers. Most of these ‘skeletons’ are minor in nature and can be easily explained. However, others can damage your chances of getting that job, particularly if not addressed properly, writes Pearse O’Donnell, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Moving to cashless payments can improve the experience of your business

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

oose elAny visit to Hazel Mountain Chocolate is an experience — the delightful tearooms snuggled in the foothills of the Burren. This is a place where you don’t want to hurry, where you want time to stand still. Pastries, organic lunches, tea served in quirky pots, in little rooms off the shops. And when you have finished your delightful treat, you can see where and how it is all made.

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Ireland West Airport embarks on €15m investment phase of enhancements and upgrade works

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Work has commenced on a €15m facilities investment plan aimed at transforming Ireland West Airport over the next three years. The investment strategy will see over €15m invested in new passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructural works across the airport facility and runway.

By the end of the first quarter of 2018 almost €4m worth of major infrastructural projects, to improve the operational efficiency and to upgrade and enhance the airports facilities and services, will have been completed.

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