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Slight rents increase in Mayo

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Rent rates in Mayo have increased slightly, according to the latest figures from property website Daft.ie.

Motor trade insurance — understand the cover your broker is putting in place for you

The past eighteen months has seen a welcome change for the fortunes of the motor trade. In relation to motor trade insurance specifically we have seen a general increase in premium levels ranging from a low of 3-5 per cent to 30 per cent and more in the cases of motor traders with claims.

President’s Ethics Initiative to discuss how human rights can inform healthcare

The issue of delivering healthcare fairly, using a human rights framework, will be discussed at NUI Galway on 6 February. The public event is part of the President’s Ethics Initiative and President Michael D. Higgins will open the event.

Acorn Life has fifteen roles to fill in the Galway area

There’s been some further good news on the jobs front this week following the announcement from Acorn Life Group that the company will create a further 125 roles in 2015. Acorn Life Group, whose head office is based in Galway, is Ireland’s only 100 per cent Irish-owned life assurance company.

Big Mayo prize bond winner

One lucky prize bond holder in Mayo scooped €50,000 in last weekend’s draw.

SVP says energy efficient homes bring real savings but inadequate income is main cause of fuel poverty

Research on the income and accommodation of a sample group of household types supported by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has found that while inadequate income is the main cause of energy poverty making homes more energy efficient brings real benefits.

Workshops to motivate jobseekers

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Non-profit organisation ProActivate Ireland will be hosting a workshop about motivational techniques for those working with the unemployed on December 15 from 9.30am to 1pm at their offices in Galway city centre.

Over half of business owners believe staff will ask for pay rise

Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon commissioned Millward Brown to conduct a survey to study the business and HR sentiment in the Midlands region. Launched this week, the results from across seven Midland counties (Offaly, Laois, Westmeath, Tipperary North, Kildare, Meath, and Carlow) provide an insight into how business owners are feeling now and their expectations for the future. The report also identifies the triggers and barriers to growth and compares the Midlands region with other parts of the country.

Over half of retirees not ready for retirement

‘Retirement in Ireland 2014: A Survey Report’ from the Retirement Planning Council has revealed that more than half of those approaching retirement or recently retired did not feel ready for retirement prior to undertaking a retirement planning course. The new report from the Retirement Planning Council is based on an extensive national survey of over 648 people who are either approaching retirement or had recently retired in the last 12 months.

 

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