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Business Impact Celebration reveals Mayo businesses contributed more than €450,000 to local charities and community groups in 2013
In Mayo in 2013, businesses donated a total of €458,011 in cash and in kind donations to local charities and community groups. More than 1,295 hours were volunteered by local employees and over 134 community partnerships were supported. This information is being captured by Business in the Community Ireland, on an online interactive map entitled the Business Impact Map which gives a county by county breakdown of how companies such as A&L Goodbody, ESB, Intel Ireland, Diageo Ireland and their employees supported their local community groups and charities during 2013.
St Patrick’s De La Salle BNS Castlebar has become one of the first schools in Ireland to be named a Digital School of Distinction, joining a growing group of primary schools nationwide to receive the prestigious award. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented the award to teachers and pupils at the school today. Supported by HP and Microsoft and launched in September last year, Digital Schools of Distinction is a flagship award programme which promotes, recognises, and encourages best practice use of technology in primary schools.
In Mayo in 2012, local businesses donated a total of €1,093,638 in cash and in kind donations to local charities and community groups. Some 990 hours were volunteered by local employees and some 185 community partnerships were supported by 19 companies.
Software development students in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are fast gaining recognition for apps they are developing for the Windows Phone market such as Labyrinth Madness, Space Shooter, Translate the World, Funix and Xylofun, to name a few.
“Inspire Ireland” is an initiative designed to stimulate new business in Ireland. Following on from the hugely successful inaugural Irish Executives Summit held in Galway this September, Irish businesses at home and abroad have offered €150,000 worth of in-kind business services to the top three entries.
InTime Media, a start-up company based in the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC), GMIT, Castlebar recently qualified for the finals of the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2010.
Education and Science Minister Batt O’Keeffe has issued a “call-to-arms” to rally volunteer engineers to visit Galway schools to enthuse students about maths as part of Engineers Week 2010.
The Ideas Campaign is a grassroots initiative that is asking ordinary people across Ireland to come up with extraordinary and exciting ideas to boost the economy.
The Ideas Campaign is calling on the people of Mayo to submit their bright ideas for the economy by the closing date at the end of the month.