Tips to keep things under control

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Q: Over the last few months I have felt a lack of control in some areas of my life. Not being sure what will happen to my company is causing me a lot of stress and unease. It is hard to concentrate and be productive not knowing what’s coming next. Any suggestions? (BC, email).

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Credit Guarantee Scheme open for Westmeath business applications

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Bank of Ireland has strongly welcomed the launch of the new COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme, designed to support Westmeath businesses navigate the ongoing pandemic.

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Providing clients with a wealth of financial planning advice and assurance

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Perfecting his career within the financial services industry for twenty years, Athlone native, Joe Dunne, continues to provide expert advice to a wealth of clients with whom he has forged a strong and trusting relationship.

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The employment power of introverts

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Q: I’m a young professional. I would describe myself as an introvert. My reserved nature seems to clash with the apparently mandatory skill of ‘excellent communication skills’ that I so often see in job specs. I feel I am at a disadvantage when compared to more outgoing people. Any advice will help. (BC, email).

A: You are right on your perception. We tend to think that having excellent communication skills is a critical component of career success, writes Ines Gonzalez, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Superb opportunity to acquire unique period townhouse

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

“Gainsborough House”

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How to keep yourself motivated during tricky times

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Q: I am in a good job that pays the bills. I have a good working environment despite the COVID-19 circumstances, and I would like to progress in my career. The problem is that I just can’t push myself to learn anything new or start a new project. I can’t find the motivation. Can you help? (BC, email).

A: I totally relate to your situation. Motivation comes and goes, and the last few months have been difficult. Being aware of it is the first step to getting back on the right track, writes Ines Gonzalez, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Know your rights: Buying a service

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Q: I just had a new patio fitted by a landscape gardener two months ago. The patio slabs are already beginning to crack. I am not happy with the quality of the work. What can I do?

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Lost my job, now what will I do?

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Q: I have been in work for 24 years. I had a stable job, and no desire to change. Due to COVID-19 and other issues, the company has offered me a redundancy next month. It’s hard not to take this personally and it is affecting my confidence. I am not sure where to start or what to do next. Any advice? (BC, email).

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Brokers Ireland welcomes interruption insurance supervisory framework

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Responding to the recent publication by the Central Bank of its Business Interruption Insurance Supervisory Framework, Brokers Ireland said it was a welcome development that the CBI had intervened and recognised the need for its supervisory role to be exercised regarding this significant issue for businesses.

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How to seek out jobs in the hidden market

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Q: I have scoured the internet for a job. Anything I see, I’m onto it. However, I am not getting much feedback and am becoming frustrated. How can I be more effective in my search? (CP, email).

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Postmasters urge return to weekly collection of social protection payments

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Postmasters have urged a full return to weekly collection of all social protection payments at post offices.

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Certification process proposed to professionalise the SME sector

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

An industry group representing small to medium sized businesses in Ireland is proposing the introduction of a certification process to professionalise the SME sector.

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