Galway-French ties strengthen after Ambassador’s meetings with Portershed and Galway Chamber

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Galway-French trade and business ties were strengthened this month after the new French Ambassador’s meetings with Portershed and Galway Chamber.

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Harvey Norman — a one-stop destination for your home

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of home. With successive lockdowns and work-from-home forcing us to spend more time than ever behind our own front doors, our homes have become offices, school rooms, gyms, and most importantly, sanctuaries from the uncertainty that has surrounded us for the past 18 months.

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Corrib Oil acquires H2 Group adding 13 retail sites to its portfolio

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Corrib Oil, one of Ireland’s leading service station and oil distribution providers has entered an agreement to acquire H2 Group it was announced this week.

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Dr George Onofrei named new Head of GMIT School of Business

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has appointed Dr George Onofrei as the new Head of the GMIT School of Business, commencing this month.

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Galway mother and daughter duo launch new slow fashion, sustainable brand Mise Tusa

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

With a refreshed approach, inspired by the recent slow-down in pace of Covid-19 living, mother and daughter duo, designer & creative director Meritta Gorman-Geoghegan and creative marketer, human rights activist Bridget Geoghegan, have refocused and re-emerged from the pandemic, launching an exciting new versatile, ethical and sustainable clothing brand to the market, Mise Tusa.

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New course for Galway-based managers interested in putting AI to work for their companies

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Managers in Galway companies who would like to learn how they could put artificial intelligence (AI) to work for their organisations are being encouraged to sign up for a new course.

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Aldi gets green light for new €9M store on Old Monivea Road

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Aldi Ireland has said that it will open a new €9 million store on Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit in Galway in Autumn 2023.

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I chanced my arm – and got caught

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Q: I was poorly prepared for the interview. I chanced my arm. I hadn’t practiced my answers, and I got thrown off by some easy questions. For example, I struggled on what I knew about the company (little or nothing); why I was leaving my current job (my time there is done, and this was a good opportunity to get into a new company, even though I’d initially be taking a step sideways); and did I think I was over-qualified for the position (the actual answer is ‘kind of’, but I wanted to get into the new company and go up the ladder there). I didn’t get the job. Any pointers? (DG, email).

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Galway found to be second best place to work from home

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Galway has been found to be the second best place to work from home in the Republic of Ireland, according to a study by Switcher.ie.

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Galway businesses urged to apply for Business Resumption Support Scheme

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Galway businesses which continue to be impacted by public health restrictions have been urged to apply for a new support scheme that offers a once-off cash payment to help with the cost of resuming trade.

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Galway entrepreneurs and start-ups urged to apply for Competitive Start Funds

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Galway entrepreneurs and start-ups are being urged to apply for funding to provide an innovative product or service aimed at international markets.

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How to make your ‘dream job’ work for you

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Q: I am going for an interview in a company next week. A friend of mine went for an interview there about a year ago and a question that really threw her was “identify your dream job – and why?” She reckons she made a complete mess of it. How can I get my head around this if it comes up again? (DF, email).

A: There is a Rose of Tralee dimension to the question – but this is no stage pageant. This is serious business. You could be drift away on a false trail on this answer.

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CWS acquires Galway cleanroom cleaning company

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

CWS International GmbH, the German-based services group has acquired Galway-based Specialised Sterile Environments Ltd. (SSE), an Irish company specialised in cleanroom cleaning, decontamination and hygiene services to the Irish Pharma and Medtech industry.

This further expands CWS’s international portfolio in cleaning and decontamination services in the highly specialised cleanroom segment and contributes to the company’s sustainable growth strategy. SSE Cleaning has been sold by its former owner and founder Mary Connell. The deal was closed on August 31 2021 for an undisclosed sum.

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Former Advertiser journalist pens book on helping business grow again after the pandemic

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Sandra Coffey, a former journalist with the Galway Advertiser, has published a book aimed at businesses looking to grow again after the pandemic.

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No stress, how I learned from the tough days

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Q: I was surprised when one of the interviewers asked me how I handled stressful situations at work. I tried to tell her that I didn’t really feel stress on the job, but she didn’t buy it. I mumbled something about a time when our main suppliers had a major supply line issue, but the answer didn’t really go anywhere. How should I have approached this answer? (EF, email).

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Grant invests over €250k in R&D to support drive for biofuel to heat Irish homes

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Grant, Ireland’s leading home heating appliance manufacturer, has invested over €250,000 in pioneering a major R&D breakthrough that could help reduce carbon emissions in rural and hard to heat homes. The breakthrough will also help prevent Irish homeowners from incurring the high cost and subsequent disruption to daily life of deep retrofitting.

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Female entrepreneurs encouraging others to join the latest cycle of ACORNS

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Galway female entrepreneurs are encouraging others from the county to join the latest cycle of ACORNS - a highly-successful development initiative to support early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.

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Registration now open for EMPOWER EXPLORE event

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 EMPOWER EXPLORE event which will take place online on Tuesday September 7 from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

The event is free to attend and promises to be a thought provoking morning. This is a chance to engage and learn from some high profile business leaders and a chance to connect and network with fellow entrepreneurs.

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Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment are going 1523Km for Cope Galway

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

Everyday COPE Galway’s frontline staff “Give it Socks” by putting their all into what they do. The Charity truly believes in a community where every person is valued, cared for and supported at every stage of life.

This month and into the Autumn, many Galway businesses will “Give It Socks” for Cope Galway and raise some much needed funds for this local Charity.

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Spiddal based publisher shortlisted for Irish language book awards

Thu, Aug 19, 2021

Futa Fata, the An Spideal based publisher, has had five of it’s titles shortlisted for the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Publishing Awards.

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