Mayo resident Ray McGreal has taken up his position as chief executive officer of the Western Development Commission (WDC).
Mr McGreal, who lives in Kiltimagh and who is a native of Tuam, Co Galway, brings to his new role a wealth of experience gained from working in the private and not for profit sectors. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a fellow of the Institute of Training and Development, and holds an international executive MBA.
A number of companies backed by Hilco Capital Ireland Limited have bought Ireland’s leading film retail and rental brand, Xtra-vision, for an undisclosed sum.
The sale was completed by Luke Charleton and Colin Farquharson, of Ernst & Young, joint receivers of the company.
With the summer holidays now under way for thousands of students around the country, the Health and Safety Authority is urging employers to be extra vigilant when it comes to taking on young workers for the summer.
European figures indicate that young people are at least 50 per cent more likely to be hurt at work than older more experienced workers so it’s vital that employers understand the added risk involved with employing teenagers and young inexperienced workers. Furthermore, young people often get jobs in sectors such as hospitality which expose them to a higher risk of workplace injuries.