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You still have until December 1 to enter the Student Enterprise Award in the annual SCCUL awards. In its third year, this award is sponsored by Winters Property – Ireland’s largest private student accommodation operator. Past entrants have shown incredible innovation and winners have included a range of apps and devices to improve business productivity and save lives.
I am just back from my recent travels from Galway to Uganda. It takes two days to travel from Galway to travel to the poor homes of Kayunga and Ndeeba in Uganda but, in a very real sense, the journey is one of thousand upon thousands of miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but, in Kayunga, your mind is racing. Your first thought is to wonder how people could live in such poverty; your second is to wonder how you can help them out of it.
Tom Turley believes that rural crime is the single biggest topic that will dominate the agenda in the forthcoming election. The Eyrecourt farmer attended a meeting in Thurles a fortnight ago, which was organised by the Save our Communities organisation, to discuss the issue. The event, which was chaired by crime journalist Paul Williams and attended by 1,500 people, giving a snapshot of the depth of feeling, the anger, and the frustration that is out there among the terrorised population of rural Ireland.
arguably that prior Budgets have focused on tax measures to attract Foreign Direct Investment and that supportive tax measures for small businesses and entrepreneurs have received less attention. With the advent of improved technology, the option for Irish entrepreneurs to move their base outside of our shores is now a live one as many of them can easily conduct their business across borders. Therefore the need to encourage new entrepreneurs and support existing entrepreneurs is vital in ensuring the medium to long term health of the Irish economy.
There is theatre to suit all tastes this October at the Arts Centre with a variety of fantastic plays taking to the stage over the next few weeks.
The Irish Farmer’s Journal (IFJ), has awarded its inaugural ‘Farmer’s 4x4 Pick-Up 2016’ award to the Ford Ranger. The IFJ award is designed to highlight the best 4x4 pick-up on the market that meets the particular needs of farmers across Ireland.
RTÉ is shooting a new business makeover TV show this October to help small to medium Irish businesses improve their profitability and market share – with the aid of a top business consultant and a very successful Irish farmer.
The Irish Heart Foundation will be carrying out heart health checks at Athenry Mart over the next two days as part of an initiative to reach out to farmers at marts across the country.
The Irish Heart Foundation is carrying out heart health checks in marts across the country.