Official opening of new Heat Merchants in Castlebar

Fri, Nov 02, 2018

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring TD, officially opened the new branch of Heat Merchants in Castlebar, Co Mayo on Friday last. The opening is part of a €4 million investment programme by the Heat Merchants Group that will see the opening of nine new Heat Merchants branches and four additional Tubs & Tiles showrooms throughout the country over the next three years.

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Enterprise Ireland opens first call of €1.25m fund for Irish retailers

Fri, Nov 02, 2018

The first call of the Enterprise Ireland Online Retail Scheme has opened for applications.

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Allergan employees recognised for practical work experience with school children

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

A number of employees of Allergan in Westport were recently recognised for their role in teaching Junior Achievement programmes to over 250 school children in Mayo and for providing the young people with an insight into what it is like to work at the plant.

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Sodexo team in Bellanaboy scoop bronze medal at Salon 18 Bake-off

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

The Sodexo cleaning team at Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Terminal took home its first ever medal from the recent 2018 Sodexo Salon Culinaire, the annual staff culinary competition run by the food and facilities management company for its 3,700 chef and non-chef staff in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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O'Haras Bakery wins two national food awards

Fri, Oct 19, 2018

O’Haras of Foxford were the recipients of not one - but two - prestigious awards at the Blás na hÉireann national finals which took place in Dingle recently.

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Innovation and partnership conference in Mulranny - a huge success

Fri, Oct 19, 2018

The Irish Uplands Forum last week hosted, to great success, its biennial conference in Mayo for the first time, with a two day event at the GN Mulranny Park Hotel.

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Supermac’s on target to spend €35 million on Irish farm produce in 2018

Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Supermac’s is to spend over €35 million on Irish produce this year, according to the company’s Managing Director, Pat McDonagh.

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Mayo hoteliers slam VAT rate hike

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has expressed deep disappointment at the increase in the tourism VAT rate to 13.5%, announced by Minister Paschal Donohoe as part of Budget 2019.

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Medical Technology Ireland 2018 a resounding success

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Medical Technology Ireland 2018 took place in Galway recently with over 200 exhibitors and a high-quality attendance of over 1200 visitors across two days at Galway Racecourse.

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Report finds diversity and inclusion in workplace can be improved

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Over half (55%) of employees believe their leaders have a bias toward those who look, think and act like them, according to a survey of 850 men and women working across all levels of seniority in public and private sector organisations, by recruitment company Hays Ireland.

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Making the West a better place to live and work – Ibec

Fri, Oct 05, 2018

A new report recently launched by Irish business body Ibec, has provided some interesting new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of living and doing business in the west of Ireland and should prove useful for future policy planning in relation to themes such as population, housing, skills, broadband, travel / commuting, tourism, local enterprise development and local government finances.

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VAT rate of 9% must remain to 2022 as Brexit poses immediate threat to hospitality industry

Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Brexit has been labelled as 'The hospitality industry's Most Immediate Threat' by The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), which has launched its Pre- Budget Submission 2019 as part of a progressive plan to sustain jobs, maintain competitiveness and deliver certainty for the restaurant and tourism sector.

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