2021 Grand National: Will there be spectators at Aintree next month 

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

The Grand National returns next month in April after it was called off last year for the first time since World War Two due to the outbreak of the COVOD-19 pandemic.

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Companies believe they should know which employees are vaccinated

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Many of Galway’s 8,900+ employers may be wary of collecting vaccination data on employees but 84% of Irish companies believe employers should be aware of who is and isn’t vaccinated.

While many employees are expected to be vaccinated over the summer, fewer than five per cent of employers plan to collect vaccination data on their employees with the majority saying that they had either decided against doing so or have yet to decide.

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Major award for Galway-based Clubforce

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

The All-Ireland Business Foundation has honoured Galway-based Clubforce with Best in Class Sports Participation System Accreditation.

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Long-winded spec shouldn’t always put you off the job

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Q: I saw a job advertised last night that I’m very interested in. I know I can do it, but, to be honest, the job spec has almost put me off. I don’t actually understand some of the items listed and others are not really necessary for the role, I believe. Should I walk away now or still go for it? (TG, email).

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Advice on How to Move from Online Conversation to a Real Date

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

You have found someone online that is very interesting and attractive to you. So, how do you go about getting them to go out on a real date with you? It can be difficult to make this come true, but the ways below may help you. Pay attention to these tips, and you’ll reap the rewards!

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Irish St. Patrick’s Day Celebration was a Bit Different this Time

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

For the second consecutive year, Ireland did not hold its usual St. Patrick’s Day

celebrations. This means hundreds of events and parades had to be cancelled. This

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Volkswagen Predicted To Overtake Tesla By Next Year

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

With its eccentric CEO Elon Musk, Tesla has forged a reputation for being one of the world's most forward-thinking companies. Although originally being viewed as controversial, their goal of transitioning society to sustainable energy is one that is increasingly being seen as the future.

Although Tesla has been leading the way, particularly in the production of electric cars, there are now other manufacturers who are rapidly catching up. Volkswagen is the head of the chasing pack and has made so much progress that it's predicted to overtake Tesla in the next 12 months.

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The First Amazon Contactless Store Opens in the UK – Will More Follow?

Fri, Apr 09, 2021

If there were ever an entity that required absolutely no introduction, then chances are, it would be Amazon. At risk, then, of waxing lyrical, Amazon is (at the time of writing) a trillion dollar, multinational retailer and cloud services supplier. From TV and movie streaming, to ensuring that we get our books and gadgets delivered within twenty-four hours of placing that impulse order, this giant represents a defining face of what it means to live and work within the twenty-first century.

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Women urged to apply in time for Network Ireland awards

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Network Ireland is calling on members across the country to apply for their prestigious Businesswoman of the Year awards ahead of the deadline on April 16. The annual programme highlights the achievements of women who understand business, who are passionate about their career, and show a determination to succeed no matter what life throws at them.

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Vivasure Medical announces Andrew Glass as chief executive officer

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Galway-based Vivasure Medical®, a company pioneering fully absorbable solutions for large hole percutaneous vessel closure, this week announced that Andrew Glass has assumed the role of chief executive officer. Founder and former CEO Ger Brett will transition to serving as chief operating officer.

“I’m excited to be joining Vivasure during this momentous time of growth and development,” said Mr Glass. “The company possesses a revolutionary technology to ensure success for the ever-increasing volume of percutaneous cardiovascular procedures performed every year around the world. I look forward to continuing to build on the tremendous progress Vivasure has made with its clinical and commercial programs under Ger’s exceptional leadership.”

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Galway’s Intuity Technologies and Wellington IT announce integration with Hive CRM

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Credit Union Technology businesses, Intuity Technologies and Wellington IT have announced an integration that will allow Wellington Credit Union’s access a shared member engagement platform that is transforming the way Credit Unions do business and is modernising the way they look after our members in today’s virtual world. Until now, this solution had only been available to CUDA members so this marks an important development for the Credit Union sector in Ireland.

Intuity Technologies, in partnership with The Solution Centre have developed Hive, a collaborative CRM System specifically for Credit Unions to drive loan book growth, improve marketing ROI and enrich member engagement.

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Favourite Independent Retailer award for The Filling Station Eco Store

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Galway’s Filling Station Eco Store has just scooped the Favourite Independent Retailer Award in the V Awards run by Wasted.ie. From a shortlist of five nominated stores located throughout Ireland, in a competition where customer votes were the benchmark for success, The Filling Station came out on top.

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Have I even a remote chance of working from home long-term?

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

Q: I’m hearing a lot about remote work this weather. The idea of working from home really suits me but I can’t get my head around the fact that companies might actually offer this on an ongoing basis. Are we not all going to be shunted back into offices again once the vaccine programme has been rolled out? (AC, email).

A: Oh, it’s here to stay all right, AC, and it was coming, albeit at an infinitely more leisurely pace, even before COVID-19 worked its, er, magic, writes Liam Horan, Careers Coach, Slí Nua Careers.

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Galway small businesses urged to apply for support scheme

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Small businesses in Galway are being urged to apply for the new €60 million Small Business Assistance Scheme for Covid.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Q: I have over 20 years’ experience in an office administration and management role, but no formal qualifications. An opportunity to move to another company has come up to carry out a similar role, but I am afraid I will get overlooked. Does my broad range of work experience matter more than a degree? (AN, email)

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ISME and HSA working together to support Irish SMEs

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

ISME will partner with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in a webinar on workplace safety, health and welfare and Remote Working, on March 31, in the first of a series of events run in partnership with the (HSA).

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Importance of skills development highlighted at Regional Skills Information Campaign launch

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD this week launched a new Regional Skills information campaign.

The campaign is aimed at businesses of all sizes and offers a range of services and supports available across the education and training system and a structure for employers to become more involved in promoting employment roles and opportunities for career progression in their sectors.

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The Online Casino Saw a Surge of Popularity in Ireland Last Year, but Where Does It Go From Here?

Fri, Mar 19, 2021

It is part of life that once something receives attention it’ll change. The online casino industry is no different. In the last year, Ireland has turned to them in droves. As they are, online casinos are an appealing product. Since the 1990s, when first started to appear as the internet started to become commercialised, as industries began to notice the perks of moving from their land-based forms to digital, online casinos’ main perk is their accessibility, their convenience.

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Eight tips to make the Zoom interview work

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Q: I’ve a big interview coming up. I’m in at 12.15pm – when I say ‘in’, I mean by Zoom. I haven’t done an online interview before – any tips? It all seems so un-natural. (DD, email).

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Cantec Group to launch Brexit Customs Clearance Software as declarations head past 20 million mark

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

As this first quarter in a post-Brexit era comes to a close, it has inevitably played host to a significant increase in challenges affecting Irish businesses and the trade relationship between Ireland and the UK as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on December 31st.

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