Do you want to grow your business in 2009?

Fri, Jan 16, 2009

Sinead Holmes, president of Network Mayo invites you to the annual Network Launch 2009 in Day’s Hotel, Castlebar, on Tuesday January 27 at 7.30pm. Guest speaker is Phil Berg, a motivational speaker and sales improvement consultant. “Helping others, before helping myself,” is his motto.

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Need for proper procedures highlighted after payout for men who admitted fraud

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

EMPLOYEES across the country have been put on alert about the need for proper procedures when dealing with dismissals and disciplinary matters, following a massive payout to three workers in Waterford who had admitted they had defrauded a company.

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CIPD to hold employment law seminar for the region

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

The CIPD Western Region in conjunction with Purdy Legal Solicitors has developed a residential weekend which will be held on Friday January 16 and Saturday January 17 in Hotel Westport aimed at providing business professionals, HR practitioners, supervisors, and managers with a thorough grounding in the main elements of employment law in Ireland.

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90 per cent of workers fear their jobs are not safe, survey finds

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

Almost nine out of 10 workers fear their job is not safe, a new poll revealed this week.

As flagship employers like Dell, Waterford Crystal, and Tara Mines struggle to cut costs to stay in business, a survey found 85 per cent of employees are worried about their future.

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€4m scheme to assist redundant apprentices

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

The Government has established a €4 million scheme to assist apprentices who are out of work, according to Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Oireachtas Enterprise Committee, Dara Calleary.

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GMIT launches business start-up programme

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

The one-year programme is a collaboration between GMIT and Athlone IT, and provides entrepreneurs with business skills, networks, facilities and supports necessary to navigate the business start-up process. It is delivered in GMIT’s campuses in Galway and Mayo, and in Athlone IT. Applications are now being accepted.

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Redundancies reach 800 a week as January predicted to be worst month on record

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

Reacting to the redundancy figures for 2008 issued by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME), warned that unless the cost of maintaining staff was addressed, the labour market would collapse.

The figures confirmed that there were 40,607 redundancies in 2008, an increase of 60 per cent on the previous year. The December figures alone recorded a massive 95 per cent increase on the corresponding period in 2007.

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Crossmolina student on Sligo IT enterprise team

Tue, Dec 23, 2008

The Institute of Technology, Sligo has selected the team to go forward to the national finals of the 2008/2009 Newstalk 106-108 fm student enterprise competition.

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€60m centres of science planned for around the country

Fri, Dec 19, 2008

An ambitious proposal to set up a centre for science, technology, and innovation in Galway has been announced, along with two others in Cork and Dublin.

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New helicopter flying school at Ireland West Airport

Fri, Dec 19, 2008

A prestigious helicopter flying school will open at Ireland West Airport, Knock in the coming weeks. Ireland West Aviation is to be the platform from which a range of aviation services are to be offered, starting with a helicopter flying school to Private Pilot Licence standard.

Chief Flying Instructor Capt Joe Lally will launch this venture this week and will look to raise spirits with an exhilarating trial lesson which will last in one’s memory. All lessons start with a pre-flight brief and finish with a post-flight debrief and can be purchased in voucher format from €199.

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Mayo Chamber’s seek rate reduction

Fri, Dec 19, 2008

The Chambers of Mayo have collectively issued a statement calling on all of the councillors of Mayo County Council to “ensure that immediate action is taken to secure the small businesses in Mayo, in what is an extraordinarily difficult business climate.”

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Banks must make funds available to small business—Flynn

Fri, Dec 19, 2008

Banks must learn to function in the interests of the business community and the economy in general, according to Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn. Speaking in the Dáil on the Finance Bill, Deputy Flynn said that she was concerned that money was not being made available to small businesses which are going through difficult times.

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