Mayo winners fly the flag at regional Best Young Entrepreneur finals

Going for glory: Donal Byrne, Aghamore, Best Start-Up winner and winner of the overall title of Mayo’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2014 is one of three Mayo entrepreneur's going for regional success in Wednesday's Connacht finals in Tuam. Pictured at the Mayo awards were from left to right: Michael Hutton  (AIB), Peter Hynes, (Mayo County Council Chief Executive), Sarah Flood, Donal Byrne, Joanne Grehan and  John Magee
 

Three young Mayo entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional finals of the inaugural Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million.

All under the age of 30, the local business owners and new start-ups are going head-to-head with other winners from Galway and Roscommon on Wednesday, October 29 for a chance to win a place at the national final in Dublin this December, in a competition co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Office Mayo.

Launched by the Government earlier this year, Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition is an integral part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014 and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country.


Sport

Celtic look to get on winning ways in local derby

The start of the current Women’s National League could not have got off to a worse start for Castlebar Celtic, after four games the Hoops are pointless and rooted to the bottom of the table as the only side without a point to their names. It is still early days but Adrian Carberry’s women will be hoping they can pick up their first win of the season in the Connacht derby against Galway WFC in Eamonn Deacy Park on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

Big win needed: Castlebar Celtic’s Emma Hansberry will be hoping her team can pick up a first league win 
of the season on Sunday against Galway WFC

News

Mayo winners fly the flag at regional Best Young Entrepreneur finals

Three young Mayo entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional finals of the inaugural Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million.

Going for glory: Donal Byrne, Aghamore, Best Start-Up winner and winner of the overall title of Mayo’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2014 is one of three Mayo entrepreneur's going for regional success in Wednesday's Connacht finals in Tuam. Pictured at the Mayo awards were from left to right: Michael Hutton  (AIB), Peter Hynes, (Mayo County Council Chief Executive), Sarah Flood, Donal Byrne, Joanne Grehan and  John Magee
 

Business

Mayo companies pick up All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards

A number of Mayo companies picked up awards at the All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards in Mullingar recently. Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and vice president of the European Parliament, presented the awards. She said the awards mark the achievement of people who day-to-day carry out what are in many ways mundane tasks in detecting risks, training personnel, enforcing and monitoring good practices, and inculcating rather than dictating a safety ethos in the workplace.

Allergan Pharmaceutical. (L to R) Pauric Corrigan (NISO president), Lorraine Rabbette (health and safety officer at Allergan Pharmaceutical), Mairead Mc Guinness (MEP), and Jimmy Fenton (NISG chairperson) at the All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards.

Health & Lifestyle

Don’t wait until the New Year to start your new resolution

Whether we like to think about it or not Christmas is just under 20 weeks away. Every year it’s always the same old story after Christmas, too much food and too many parties have us all feeling like Santa Claus himself.


Entertainment

Spooky Halloween ball set to rock Garbo’s with seven original bands

The Night Finbar Hoban Presents Came Home…Halloween Fancy Dress Ball will be taking place in Castlebar tomorrow night (Saturday).


Motoring

Thirty-nine contenders for 2015 Continental Irish Car of the Year

A field of 39 candidates for the prestigious Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015 awards was announced by the Irish Motoring Writers Association this week.

Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland with Austin Shinnors, chairman of the IMWA, outside The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, where the Continental Irish Car of the Year awards event will be held on Friday November 28.

Opinion

Do we want reform or do we just not care?

So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.


Property

Budget tax relief change means business at The Connacht Property Auction

The Connacht Property Auction is expecting strong interest at its upcoming November 11 auction due to the Budget announcement regarding the capital gains relief. The capital gains tax relief means buyers who purchase properties in 2014 will not be liable for capital gains for the first seven years of ownership. This relief will come to an end on December 31, and The Connacht Property Auction is expecting strong interest in properties due to this upcoming change. With expected strong interest in the coming months, the auction team is now inviting entries for its ongoing online auctions and upcoming November 11 auction.

Shanvaghera, Knock

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