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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!

€102m takeover offers hope for Athlone jobs

There was some hope offered to the eight jobs lost in the GAME shop in the Athlone Towncentre this week with the news that UK corporate raider Opcapita has bought out its troubled parent company - the GAME Group - for a nominal £1, but estimated to cost the firm up to £85 million (€102m) in real terms.

The promissory note ‘deal’ is no deal—Conway-Walsh

The promissory note ‘deal’ announced by the government is no deal for Irish Citizens according to Sinn Féin Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh. There will be no real benefit to ordinary citizens suffering under the weight of austerity and it will have no noticeably positive impact on the government’s budgetary position in 2012.

Hotel prices in Athlone fall 14 per cent to an average of €95

Hotel prices in Athlone and the surrounding area fell by 14 per cent in 2011 according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index.

30 per cent CAP greening is too much for Ireland, says Higgins

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Proposals to increase the Green element of the Common Agriculture Policy are complicated, confusing, and not suitable for Ireland. local MEP Jim Higgins said this week.

Connacht Gold reports 13 per cent turnover increase in 2010

Connacht Gold Co-operative has reported a 13 per cent increase in turnover and an operating profit of just over €2m in 2010.

Commission-free dollars and sterling at An Post

An Post is now selling Sterling and US Dollars at 195 post offices nationwide, including two offices in Kilkenny. The new service is commission-free and offers highly competitive exchange rates at post offices in all main cities and towns across the country.

Euro under threat as Irish and Europeans lodge cash abroad

With more and more Irish people removing bank deposits to place money in various saving schemes at home and abroad, the fate of the euro continues to be threatened.

Poor Oscar Wilde, he died as he lived – beyond his means

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Before his untimely demise Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful authors and playwrights of his generation, but he managed to leave only a paltry will, according to documents just released online.

 

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