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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.

Mayo rents rise by just under two per cent

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The latest Daft.ie rental report has shown that rents in Mayo have risen by just under two per cent in the past 12 months. The report has shown that in Connacht rents rose by an average of 3.4 per cent from September 2013 to September 2014, with Mayo’s rents rising by 1.9 per cent. In Mayo the average advertised rent is now €551 a month, which in itself is 20 per cent lower than what it was at peak levels.

Rents now rising in every county

Rents are now more expensive than they were at the same stage last year in every county in Ireland, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie. Nationally, rents have risen by over 11 per cent in the space of 12 months with the national average rent now €933 compared to €842 a year previously.

Galway senator calls on Noonan to explain NAMA prices

Senator Lorraine Higgins has called on the Minister for Finance to come into the Seanad to debate transparency of prices being achieved for proprety sold by NAMA.

Leap Card now in Galway – fares up to sixteen per cent cheaper

The National Transport Authority’s Leap Card integrated ticketing scheme is now live in Galway City on Bus Éireann services and on City Direct services (from Cappagh to the West and Oranmore and Parkmore to the East of the City).

Sixty six homeless in one night looked after by COPE as crisis grows

A local charity which operates services for homeless people provided emergency accommodation for 44 adults and 22 children on one night at the start of this month.

What does this Budget mean for you?

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These are the main provisions that will affect you.

Reduced hospitality VAT rate creates Mayo jobs

According to a report published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland, 605 new jobs in the food, tourism, and hospitality sectors have been created in Mayo since the reduced VAT rate of nine per cent was introduced in July 2011. To highlight the scale of job creation, the report compares the number of direct new jobs to a major local employer, revealing that the 605 extra jobs created in Mayo is more than four times the number of people also employed in Mayo at Knock International Airport.

 

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