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Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards open for entries

Calling all aspiring actors, playwrights, singers, and costume designers in Westmeath - the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards are back and are now open for entries.

Large number of posts in European institutes

The European Union recently ended the derogation it had granted Ireland providing an adequate number of trained translators in the Irish language to take up posts in European institutes. The union has now announced that it will fill up to 150 posts in the near future so that the required translation of all documents in the Irish language is made available.

City house prices rise by fifteen per cent

The average asking price for a house in Galway city grew by 15 per cent in the first three months of this year, according to the latest house price report from Daft.ie.

Sherry Fitzgerald reports rising demand from UK

UK buyers are fixing their sights on Irish property on foot of strong sterling values against the euro and soaring property prices over there. While a 15 per cent increase in house prices here last year might have threatened to put some buyers off, the OECD has described Irish property as undervalued and by as much as 60 per cent in some rural locations. The value of sterling is also a driving factor, with a €500,000 property now £26,041 cheaper than it would have been a year earlier.

Centra continues to invest back in local communities

Centra’s, Ireland’s number one convenience retailer, community impact study reveals that Centra stores in Mayo sourced €3 million worth of products from local suppliers and contributes more than €117,000 in donations or sponsorship commitments to more than 245 local charities, community groups, schools, and sports clubs. As well as supporting local suppliers in 2013, stores also spent a substantial €688,000 with businesses in Mayo communities where its stores are located in 2013.

Mulherin highlights need for pros and cons study of power lines located above and below ground

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has this week highlighted the need for a study to be carried out to determine the pros and cons of locating power lines above and below ground, so that the public is fully informed in an open and transparent manner. Deputy Mulherin was speaking following the appearance by Eirgrid at the recent Joint Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

Minister of State Ring welcomes funding for Killala Pier

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney of funding for the reconstruction of the harbour walls and for safety aspects at Killala Pier.

B&Q survey finds the Irish are tops for home improvement and gardening

A Europe-wide survey by the owners of B&Q Ireland indicates that a large proportion of Irish homeowners spend money on home improvement, and that, along with the UK, Ireland is the country where homeowners are most likely to carry out internal and external painting and decorating themselves.

Report shows rent rise for Galway city students

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With the first round of CAO points for courses being offered this week, the next test for first-time college goers, and those returning for the next academic year, will be finding adequate accommodation at reasonable prices, as rents near to third level institutions in Galway city have experienced an increase, according to the latest report from property website Daft.ie.

Style isle – Your weekly guide to fashion with Lorna Weightman

In fashion terms, summer is officially over. We are well and truly into sale territory and the first Autumn Winter stock will begin to hit the shop floors over the course of July and August (there are some amazing trends coming our way!). Honestly, I get a lot more excited about the summer sale frenzy then the post-Christmas one simply because I think my money always goes further. T-shirts, shorts and sandals are among the most popular sale purchases and traditionally are the best bargains. So if you are heading away on your summer vay-cay and want to nab some last minutes suitcase essentials, your timing could not be more apt. So ladies, put on your most comfortable shoes, and let's hit the high street for some polite elbowing and shouldering and find us that summer steal!

 

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