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Tesco Ireland has launched a new initiative offering free deliveries for over-65s when they shop online. It was launched to coincide with International Day of Older Persons, which seeks to support full and effective participation of older persons in the community. The new initiative was supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Age Action Ireland.
This Saturday April 28 is “Workers’ Memorial Day” — on this date every year all those injured or killed in work related accidents are remembered.
National and secondary schools throughout Galway will take part in Tech Week, Ireland’s national festival of technology, next month between April 22 and 28. Ireland’s national festival of technology is aimed at sparking an interest in technology and related study and careers among students, parents and the public. This exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several national Tech Week events. School students will be challenged on their computational thinking skills at the National Bebras final in NUI Maynooth on Saturday, April 21, and coding projects will be showcased by school children in the Scratch Programming Final in UL on Wednesday, April 25. Speaking at the launch of Tech Week 2018, Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan said: “The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is delighted to support Tech Week through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme. All young people love science and finding out how things work. Tech Week is aimed at stimulating children’s natural curiosity and encouraging them to explore, discover and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. "It provides hands-on opportunities for young people to learn about how computing and related technologies are shaping every area of life. With the European Commission estimating that 90 per cent of tomorrow's jobs will require digital skills; we need to ensure that Ireland is at the forefront of this transformation. We must be a leader in developing and nurturing STEM talent.”
A number of events are planned for Local Enterprise Week to increase awareness of the range of supports and services available to micro-enterprises from local enterprise offices.
Two local young entrepreneurs have been recognised at the county final of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition.
Leading Microsoft digital enterprise consultancy, Storm Technology announces the creation of over 60 new jobs at its Dublin and Galway operations. The planned expansion is in response to the growing demand for the company’s digital transformation advisory and implementation services, which help organisations optimise their investment in digital technologies to save money, increase efficiency and drive growth.
Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Senator Paul Daly, says a greater effort is needed by the Government to help promote farm safety across Ireland.
More young entrepreneurs from Mayoare wanted for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. John Magee from Local Enterprise Office Mayo is calling on more young entrepreneurs with start-up ideas or existing businesses to enter this year’s IBYE competition before the Friday, September 29 deadline.