Farm Focus - Foxford company forward thinking for the future

Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Farm Focus is a Transition Year mini-company from St.Joseph's Secondary School, Foxford, Co.Mayo.

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Mayo firms get energized about increasing efficiency

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Businesses from Castlebar have been finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held by competitive energy provider Energia. The meeting was hosted by Castlebar Tidy Towns Committee, Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, and Mayo County Council.

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Boost to local economy thanks to clever business networking

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

€5 million has been generated by local business people in Mayo as a result of effective business networking. The St Colman's BNI group who meet locally in Claremorris every Tuesday morning in the McWilliam Park Hotel is made up of 23 business people who work together to build the local economy. The St Colman's BNI group supports more than 100 jobs locally with this set to grow in the coming months with new business wins among members.

The St Colman's chapter has a wide variety of local business people including a photographer, a physical therapist, a restaurant owner, and a a painter and decorator. The diversity of the businesses involved is what has helped with the chapter's success.

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More than five hundred .ie domains registered in Mayo last year

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Last year 523 .ie domain names were registered in Mayo, a 12 per cent decrease on the number in 2015. The latest figures were released by IE Domain Registry (IEDR) in its latest annual report. IEDR is responsible for maintaining Ireland's code domain name extension, the .ie you see at the end of a web address.

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Tests of Mayo broadband speeds ranks wireless provider Imagine as delivering faster speeds than many fibre providers

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Ranking of broadband speeds in Mayo released by independent measurement expert, Ookla Speedtest “demonstrate the fundamental importance of wireless internet connectivity to counties like Mayo”, leading internet provider Imagine said recently. The Ookla Speedtest results 2016 measured the speed performance of all internet service providers (ISP) servicing the Irish market. The results were calculated by measuring and aggregating the performance of ISPs as reported by users, with the top five providers ranked and named.

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year is looking for Mayo entrants

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Now in its 20th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year2017 programme is officially open for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme is “Leading Through Change” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations up until February 22. The 24 finalists for 2017 will be announced on April 27.

Kevin McLoughlin, partner at EY, said: “I am delighted to launch the 2017 EOY programme, which I am incredibly proud to say is in its 20th year. The benefits of participation extend far beyond winning the award in October. The successful finalists will gain national and international exposure, gaining media profile across TV, radio, print and online. They will also connect with our exclusive network of over 450 of Ireland’s top entrepreneurs and get an opportunity to go on our renowned international CEO Retreat, which is designed to help Irish entrepreneurs transform their thinking and vision through executive education and hearing from some of the world’s leading CEOs.”

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2016 busiest ever year at Ireland West Airport as passenger numbers soar to over 730,000 for the first time

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

2016 has proven to be a record breaking year at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers exceeding 730,000 for the first time in the airports 31 year history. In 2016, the annual number of passengers using the airport increased by 7% to 734,031, an increase of 48,563 passengers compared to 2015. The Airport now serves 23 International destinations and is served by three of Europes major International airlines, Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair.

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New Enterprise Rent-A-Car facility opens in Castlebar

Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, part of the world’s largest vehicle rental company, Enterprise Holdings, this week opened its newest Irish branch in Castlebar. The new outlet will operate from Casey Accident and Repair Centre, Turlough Road, Castlebar, primarily serving tourists who wish to rent a car and explore the town and surrounding areas of Mayo, as well as business people and locals who may require affordable transport from time to time without needing a full-time vehicle.

The company has also officially launched its new door-to-door tow truck service which will serve the entire Galway/Mayo area. Operating in Ireland since 1997, Enterprise is renowned for its extensive network of locations, affordable rates and outstanding customer service. At present, the company employs more than 200 staff in 28 branches nationwide, including its successful branch in Galway which is open seven days a week.

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MAyo dealers unveil fertiliser spreader offer

Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Mindful that fertiliser is one of the most expensive commodities a farmer must buy, and that much of it is lost in hedges and ditches when spread by machines that are overdue for replacement, two Mayo farm machinery dealers have announced details of a finance offer designed to help farmers trade up to a top end machine without putting pressure on tight budgets.

In conjunction with machinery distributor Farmhand, dealers Johnston Agri Services of Ballyhaunis and McHale Farm Machinery of Kilmaine have launched an offer available until mid-February 2017, that sees an Amazone ZAM 1201 model being marketed, complete with folding cover and lights, for an initial deposit of €775, the balance to be paid in nine half-yearly amounts of €775, inclusive of VAT.

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A chance meeting has seen Yvonne Kilcullen go from strength to strength

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Back in 2010, a chance meeting with a friend led Yvonne Kilcullen on to a new career path resulting in a thriving business in the events sector. “I had bumped into a dear friend that I had not seen in a while – we went for a coffee but she was a little stressed. She explained that she was organising a wedding and wanted to make it that bit extra special – could you ‘style it up’ for me Yvonne? At that time I told her no way – it’s not what I do.”

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Two Mayo companies shortlisted for SFA National Small Business Awards 2017

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017 have been officially announced by Patricia Callan, SFA director. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small businesses in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry. Thirty five companies have been selected as finalists, from 13 different counties, across eight categories with two coming from Mayo. 

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Aurivio partners with ISPCC

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Customers in all of Aurivo’s 33 Homeland stores across the northwest will be offered a chance to support the ISPCC with an option to add a donation of €1 at the till for one week from Monday December 12 to Sunday December 19.

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