Consumers avoid shops that do not accept card as method of payment

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Some 43 per cent of Irish consumers have at one stage intentionally avoided a shop that did not have card or contactless payment facilities, according to a new survey by card payment provider BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA).

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Centra in Glasson representing Westmeath in Q Mark race

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Spollens Centra Glasson is representing Westmeath this year in the race for the much sought-after National Q Mark Award for Hygiene and Food Safety.

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Eight tips to ace your next job interview

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

During the summer break, some employers found it difficult to put interview panels together. So it is no wonder that many people are being called to interview now as we all get back to business. Here are eight interview tips to help you get that job.

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I’ve just been called for a job interview, now what do I do?

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Career coach, Pádraig O’Connor, does a lot of work helping clients prepare for interviews. Here are some of his tips to aid you the next time you are asked to an interview.

Do your homework: It is certain you will be asked questions about your potential employer. At the least you will need to know the products and services they offer, together with some information about their size, sector, and turnover/profits. Many companies will have this information on their websites. In addition, Google the company and see what other information comes back.

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Investment fund of €50,000 now available for young entrepreneurs in Westmeath

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State for Business, Pat Breen have launched the national search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2018 (IBYE) through the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs).

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I’ve just been called for a job interview, now what do I do?

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Career coach, Pádraig O'Connor, does a lot of work helping clients prepare for interviews. Here are some of his tips to aid you the next time you are asked to an interview.

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Half-price tickets for Colm Quinn BMW Tuesday at the Galway Races

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

It is that time of year again with the Galway Races Festival on the horizon.

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I’ve just been called for a job interview, now what do I do?

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Career coach, Pádraig O’Connor, does a lot of work helping clients prepare for interviews. Here are some of his tips to aid you the next time you are asked to an interview.

Do your homework: It is certain you will be asked questions about your potential employer. At the least you will need to know the products and services they offer, together with some information about their size, sector, and turnover/profits. Many companies will have this information on their websites. In addition, Google the company and see what other information comes back.

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I’ve just been called for a job interview, now what do I do?

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Career coach, Pádraig O’Connor, does a lot of work helping clients prepare for interviews. Here are some of his tips to aid you the next time you are asked to an interview.

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Know Your Rights: help with school costs

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

I am the parent of a four-year-old daughter who will start primary school in September. My only income is from my One-Parent Family Payment and €90 I get each week from a part-time job. I do not get maintenance and I am worried about the extra costs involved in sending my daughter to school. Is there State help available?

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Retail Excellence launches 20th Retail Awards

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Irish retailers get an opportunity to compare themselves against international best standards with this year’s Retail Awards.

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Great reaction from midland organisations to upcoming 50 Plus Show

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The 50 Plus Show, the lifestyle event for Ireland’s retired and older people, is coming to the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone on Wednesday and Thursday, June 28 and 29.

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