ISME fury at gas price increase

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, has reacted with fury to the decision by the Commission for Energy Regulator to approve an increase in gas of 20 per cent, following hot on the heels of the recent 17.5 per cent hike in electricity prices.

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Exporters slated by MEP on veto

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

At a time when the role of food production had re-emerged as vital to national and EU objectives it was incongruous to see the Irish Exporters Association attempting to diminish the economic value of Irish agriculture in the context of WTO negotiations.

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1,000 new jobs created by Udaras — report states

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

A total of 1,038 new jobs were created and 928 new jobs approved in 2007 in Gaeltacht areas, according to their annual report launch this yesterday.

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O'Brien-backed consortium wins digital TV licence

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Media king Denis O’Brien is to expand his influence even further after his bid for a lucrative licence to launch commercial Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) in Ireland proved successful this week.

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No firm decision to sell, say owners of Tuam Herald

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

The owners of The Tuam Herald newspaper have said that they are not committed to selling the newspaper — one of the oldest in the country and that they only appointed venture capitalists Raglan Capital to ‘explore the matter.’

Weekend newspaper reports stated that the newspaper was set to become the third family-owned newspaper in the west to be sold so far this year, with a ‘pricetag’ of €10 million placed on the paper which was established in 1837.

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Galway’s first hotel to receive FAS Excellence Through People Award

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Days Hotel Galway has recently achieved the FAS Excellence Through People Award.

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Ireland can learn from Virginia’s business know-how – Calleary

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Ireland should take the lead from the American state of Virginia in the cutting of red-tape surrounding business set-up.

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Servisource keen to meet applicants for homecare posts

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Servisource Healthcare Director Majella Hynes and Healthcare Co-Ordinator Eileen O’Donoghue recently met with Eamon O’Cuiv, Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, to discuss the requirements for staff in the Gaeltacht region, specifically in the Connemara area.

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Transferring property out of a company – the tax pitfalls

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Q I own a company which owns a rented retail unit worth approx €500,000. I want to give this property to my son but I don’t want him to have to pay cash into the company for it. What are the tax implications of this?

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Brian McEniff officially opens Breaffy Medical and Business Centre

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Breaffy GAA Club celebrated a milestone last weekend when they officially opened the Breaffy Medical and Business Centre (BMBC) at their state-of-the-art clubhouse in Breaffy.

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New FÁS apprenticeship in farriery

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

FÁS recently launched a new training course in Farriery under the Standards Based Apprenticeship Scheme.

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Mayo decentralisation and Western Rail Corridor on track - Flynn

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

The decentralisation of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to Charlestown is secure, and funding for the Western Rail Corridor is on track.

That’s according to Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn, who received assurances from the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Mr Eamon Ó Cuív, at a meeting of the Swinford Comhairle Ceantair on Monday that both projects are secure and unaffected by the adjustments in Government spending announced last week.

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