Work with high end brands as Connolly Motor Group are recruiting 25 service apprentices

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Connolly Motor Group is recruiting 25 new service apprentices to join their growing team across Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny. The successful candidates are offered the opportunity to train with world renowned brands in the country’s best workshops.

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Demand grows in the medtech sector to fill senior positions

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment specializes in recruiting the brightest industry talent for the best Medtech companies across Ireland. The agency is encountering an unprecedented demand from clients to provide high calibre candidates for numerous vacancies of all levels.

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LifeWave raise a welcome €8,500 for COPE Galway

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

LifeWave as a global healthcare company, based in Athenry, and employing over 120 people locally, recognises the benefits of exercise in people’s lives. Lifewave also recognises the beneficial role charities play in people’s lives in our communities.

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Digital Business Ireland launches sustainability guide for SMEs

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

The country’s leading representative body for online businesses and retailers, Digital Business Ireland, has today announced the launch of its recently published sustainability guide, which will highlight the opportunities adapting sustainability practices will present for Irish businesses.

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Tánaiste announces €6million investment in capital equipment for industry research

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD yesterday (Wednesday) announced the successful applicants of the Capital Equipment Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland through the Technology Gateway and Technology Centre Programmes.

29 successful projects from across the third level sector have secured over €6million in funding to assist them in buying world-leading research equipment that will serve the Research and Development (R&D) needs of Irish industry.

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ÉireComposites announces partnership with Manna Galway

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

ÉireComposites, an innovative design, manufacturing and testing company based in Inverin last evening announced a partnership with Manna Galway that will see it design and develop an aerospace grade carbon fibre airframe for Manna. Alongside NUI Galway (NUIG) the two companies also announced that they received €2.44 million for the MI-DRONE project. The funding comes from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment under its latest round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF).

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‘Adopt-a-spot' campaign urges businesses to help keep the city clean

Thu, Jul 08, 2021

Galway city businesses are being asked to help keep the city clean by taking responsibility for their own premises and cleaning up the areas a metre out from their stores.

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Treating families fairly at Rent the Runway

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Rent the Runway has announced that all employees based in Ireland are offered 20-weeks of fully paid leave as part of its gender neutral family leave policy designed to support families. The company’s International Technology Office is located in The Old Schoolhouse in Galway City.

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Galway Chamber wins Best Partnership for Business Award

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Galway Chamber was last weekend named the winner of the Best Partnership for Business Award at the Chamber Awards 2021.

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Galway native appointed office leader at Campion Insurance

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Following its recent arrival in the City, Campion Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Galway native, Jeff Spelman as local office leader for the company’s branch on Merchant’s Road, Galway City.

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Galway-based Palliare completes $8M Series A funding round

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Galway’s Palliare, an emerging company with the vision to create a safer operating room, this week announced the closing of an oversubscribed $8 million Series A funding round. The round was led by leading European Life Sciences Venture Capital firm Seroba Life Sciences, with participation from Luxembourg-based SCM AD Ventures, The Western Development Commission, and several private investors. The funds will be used to support US commercial launch activities related to Palliare’s EVA15 insufflator and smoke evacuation system, as well as new Research & Development activities.

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How to keep the panel looking in the right places

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Q: I am going for a job interview next week and I’m pretty sure I fit the bill. However, I fear my lack of technology experience will come against me. I’m not that bad on technology but I have never used it much in the workplace. I’m told the technology required in this instance can be learned easily, but I’m afraid they will over state it in the interview when they see my deficiency? In this case, the technology is only a means to an end. There are far more important criteria, and I am very strong in the areas that really matter. In fact, I think they will struggle to get someone more suitable than me given my background in this sector. What should I do? (RC, email).

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Assessing your interview performance so that you do even better next time

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Q: I have suffered a few setbacks on the job interview front of late. To be honest, I thought I had done a particularly good interview last time out, but I still didn't get the job. They gave me the usual guff about there being a better candidate, you did well etc., but at this stage my confidence is on the floor. Any tips? (DR, email).

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Small and medium firms must raise bar on clean air

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

The 14,000 small and medium firms in Galway must raise the bar on providing clean air or face resistance on staff returning to offices, a sanitisation expert has warned.

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Chadwicks unveils its first ECO Centre as part of newly revamped Galway branch

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants, today officially announced the launch of the first Chadwicks ECO Centre at its Galway branch on Wellpark Road.

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GMIT lecturer Ivan McPhillips wins Enterprise Ireland academic award

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Ivan McPhillips, GMIT Business School lecturer, and co-founder of the GMIT Youth Entrepreneur Summer Camp, has won the 2021 Enterprise Ireland Academic Award in recognition of his involvement in and the promotion of the annual Student Entrepreneur Awards competition since 1997.

The Rahoon-based academic, who lectures in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Rural Development in GMIT’s Galway city campus, was announced as the winner of a trophy and a cheque for €1000 from Enterprise Ireland at the virtual awards presentation ceremony last weekend.

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Work life balance standout reason candidates will be attracted to new employer

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, work life balance is now the standout reason candidates will be attracted to a potential new employer, according to a report conducted by search firm HRM. Of the 1,882 people surveyed, nine in ten (97%) respondents say a work life balance is influential in their decision on whether to engage with a new employer.

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Cantec Group announces new Area Account Manager

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

David Garrihy has joined Cantec Group, providers of integrated hardware and software solutions as Area Account Manager for Galway and Clare. With offices across Ireland, David joins the team at an exciting time for the company following their recent merger with SmartOffice Technology.

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Galway Chamber launches new campaign to bring forty FDI companies to the west

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

An ambitious new campaign, aimed at bringing 40 foreign direct investment companies to Galway, and the west, with the aim of generating c3,000 jobs over the next five years, has been launched.

Why Galway is an initiative from Galway Chamber which will target the domestic market, and companies from China, USA, Britain, and the EU. It will seek to grow the number of active enterprises in Galway to 16,500, creating an expected 3,000 additional FDI jobs, and increasing the numbers supported by local enterprises to 80,000.

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Galway Chamber launches new campaign to bring 40 FDI companies to the west

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

An ambitious new campaign, aimed at bringing 40 foreign direct investment companies to Galway, and the west, with the aim of generating c3,000 jobs over the next five years, has been launched.

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