Westmeath has 21.6 per cent increase in car sales in 2014 according to SIMI report

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A new report by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with DoneDeal has shown that new car sales in Westmeath have increased by 21.6 per cent for the first half of 2014. The Second Quarter Motor Industry Review for 2014, compiled by economist Jim Power, shows that 1,116 cars have been sold in Westmeath in the first six months of the year, compared with just 918 for the first half of 2013.

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A career in make-up artistry

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels, and is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends.

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Slips, trips, and falls by far the main cause of public liability accidents in 2013

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

In Westmeath, €733,000 was awarded in respect of 26 public liability claims in 2013. The average award made was €28,204.

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Hermitage Clinic now employing

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Lucan based Hermitage Medical Clinic is looking for nursing staff as it continues to develop and expand its services.

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Midlands companies only win 1 per cent of public sector contracts

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Deputy Denis Naughten who hosted a free seminar in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Tuesday, July 1, announced that only 1 per cent of SMEs in the Midlands win public sector contracts, according to research from TenderScout.

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Businesses in Westmeath paid their bills 10th fastest in first quarter 2014

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Irish businesses improved their payment performance by almost four days in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest insights from Experian, the global information services company.

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Fresh food options at The Prince

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The Prince Bar head chef Darren Hollywood with his team Sanil, Theresa, Liz, Colm, Sam, and Nerus

The motto at the Prince Bar and Kitchen is ‘Fresh ingredients, freshly prepared’, and their delicious lunch options certainly live up to their reputation for fresh, wholesome food.

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Start ups and entrepreneurs wanted for the AIB start-up academy

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

AIB and The Irish Times have collaborated to launch the AIB Start up Academy, a new initiative to support entrepreneurs across Ireland. AIB and The Irish Times are working together to build a nationwide community of entrepreneurs from all sectors and with all levels of experience.

Roz Martin, founder and CEO of MedColl will speak on the night alongside Athlone start-up companies who will pitch for investment at the event. Other successful and experienced entrepreneurs will be on hand at each event to share their stories and to network with attendees.

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Westmeath-based social entrepreneur competes for €600,000 prize fund

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

A Westmeath-based social entrepreneur has been short-listed for the prestigious Social Entrepreneurs Ireland annual competition sponsored by DCC plc. This year the competition had over 200 entries with 50 being shortlisted to attend a bootcamp in Dublin.

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Irish hairdressers look west as Canada offers 80 new life opportunities

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Canada’s skills shortage is a potential life-changing opportunity for 80 Irish hairdressers and their families as one of Canada’s leading hair salon businesses is currently recruiting for its salons mainly in Alberta, one of Canada’s 10 great provinces, and other locations.

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Money talk can come later

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Q: I love the theatre. From an early age, I was on stage, and, in my 20s, I still take part in plays with my local amateur drama group. Alas, I’m not destined for a career in the West End. I did business studies in college and I have recently seen a job advertised as a marketing person with a theatre production company. I think I’d love to do it, and I know I’d be good at it. I have loads of ideas already for promoting the company in all sorts of ways. But I am worried about the whole thing of mixing work and pleasure. In other words, whither your hobby if your hobby becomes your work? Any thoughts? (JC, email).

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IASE host breakfast briefing on ‘Managing for High Performance in Organisations’

Thu, Jun 05, 2014

IASE in association with the National Learning Network, Westmeath; EmployAbility, Roscommon; and ROWO, are hosting a free breakfast briefing on ‘Managing for High Performance in Organisations’ on Friday June 20 from 7.30-9.30am in Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.

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