Is your savings plan generating little or no return?

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

Is your savings plan generating little or no return? Consider converting it to a life assurance savings plan and have the option of saving 33% in gift tax in the future.

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Watch the gap – and go for it

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Q: I felt the questions didn’t suit me, as Larry Gogan was fond of saying on the Just-a-Minute quiz many moons ago. They didn’t really ask me what I’d bring to the role – they were totally fixated on what I thought about the position. How could I have handled the interview differently? (TH, email).

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Flying high — 770,000 passengers used Ireland West Airport in 2018

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

2018 has proven to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers climbing to over 770,000 for the first time in the airport’s history, surpassing the previous record of 750,000 passengers achieved in 2017. The passenger figures represent the third consecutive year of record passenger growth at the airport.

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HERO Recruitment wins top industry award for third successive year

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Galway’s HERO Recruitment managed to scoop the highly competitive accolade, Best in Engineering, Science and Pharma, for the third year in a row, at the National Recruitment Federation awards last week.

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GMIT offers new online Certificate in Business in Agricultural Entrepreneurship

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

The GMIT School of Business have been awarded funding through the Government/HEA funded Springboard+ programme to provide an online course in Agricultural Entrepreneurship to 40 successful applicants.

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Kirby building sustainable growth and employment in the West

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Kirby, through its operational excellence, high-performance workforce and focus on leading-edge projects in key sectors such as life science and data centres, has grown significantly and sustainably at a national and international level.

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Most workers say they are less ambitious about their career due to family responsibilities

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Striking the right balance between a successful career and a happy home life is the constant challenge faced by working parents – so much so that many professionals are pursuing more conservative career choices upon starting a family.

A survey found that over half (52 percent) of working parents were less ambitious for their careers upon starting a family. 78 percent of working parents claim that family responsibilities have dissuaded them from exploring new job opportunities or making a career move. Similarly, over three-quarters (77 percent) of working parents have decided against applying for roles that involved foreign travel.

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NUI Galway wins postgraduate Business Course of the Year

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

NUI Galway was awarded the ‘Postgraduate Course of the Year in Business, Finance and Management Award’ at the recent national gradireland Higher Education Awards 2019 which took place in Dublin. This year, the prize was awarded for the University’s MSc in International Management programme. This is the second time that this programme has won this accolade, last winning best programme in 2013.

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GMIT announces new VP for Mayo campus

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

GMIT has announced the appointment of Professor Neville McClenaghan to the post of Vice President, GMIT Mayo campus. Professor McClenaghan comes to GMIT from the University of Ulster where he held a number of rolesincluding Course Director of the B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science, Head of School of Biomedical Sciences (2007-2017), Professor of Bio-innovation and Enterprise (since 2009), and member of the Senate.

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Oughterard native appointed new GM of Glenlo Abbey

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Oughterard native Rónán O’Halloran has been appointed as the new General Manager of Glenlo Abbey Hotel.

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Eight millionth passenger for Ryanair at Ireland West Airport

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

There was celebration at Ireland West Airport last weekend when Ryanair welcomed its eight millionth passenger on flights to/from the airport.

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Twenty things a good MC does

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Q: This might be an unusual one, but as it’s related to my career, I said I’d run it by you. Next week, I’ve been asked to act as MC for an event we are running. All our big customers will be there, and so will all our head buck cats. I want to make a good impression. It’s a huge affair – about 400 people and the full audio-visual treatment. I was picked because I’m a pretty good talker but this is a whole other level of stuff. Any tips? (M McM, email).

A: An accomplished public speaker to whom I mentioned this email said that “M McM should run a mile – nothing ventured, nothing lost, is the motto here”, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Four questions to ask at the end of the interview

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Q: I'm always asked at the end of the interview if I have a question for them. I can never think of what to say. I'm generally dying to make my escape. Any suggestions? (EK, email).

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Galway conference facilities highlighted in London

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A recent business tourism networking event in London – organised by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland – was attended by 64 decision makers from international associations in Britain.

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Job vacancies in Galway increase

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

It is good news for jobseekers as Galway experiences a growth in job vacancies.

According to the new report carried out by IrishJobs.ie, Galway saw an increase of five per cent in job vacancies for the third quarter of 2018.

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New head for KPMG in Galway

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

KPMG has announced the appointment of Laurence May as Head of KPMG in Galway.

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Where there is a Will, there is a tax efficient way…

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A Will is one of the most important documents a person will execute during their lifetime in relation to their assets yet nearly two thirds of Irish people do not have a Will in place.

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Atlantic Therapeutics celebrates the launch of new INNOVO Shorts

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Atlantic Therapeutics, the Galway-headquartered medical device developer of non-invasive pelvic floor strengthening and nerve stimulation products, is celebrating the launch of its new INNOVO® Shorts, the first and only non-invasive, easy-to-use at-home solution for pelvic floor control and strength:

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Official opening of Mary’s Fish at Galway Shopping Centre next week

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Following on from the opening of their new shop in Ballybrit in April of this year, Mary's Fish have opened a stunning new fish shop at the front of the Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road.

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Let a free financial review from Murray Financial Services save you money

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Why lose out on your insurances and finances when Murray Financial Services can save you money? Murray Financial Services was established by Adrian Murray, who has more than a decade's experience in financial services. A qualified financial advisor and retirement planner, he believes in providing a professional service to both personal and business clients.

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