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A total of 109 new jobs were created in the Mayo Gaeltacht in 2011, according to the Údarás na Gaeltachta annual report just released. A statement issued by Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, chairman, Údarás na Gaeltachta, and Seán Ó Labhraí, acting chief executive, notes the following:
A total of 178 new jobs were created in the Galway Gaeltacht in 2011, according to the annual report of Údarás na Gaeltachta. There were 2,745 full-time equivalent jobs in Údarás supported companies in the Galway Gaeltacht at year end. New jobs were created during the year in companies operating in the audio-visual and digital media, medical devices, services and manufacturing sectors.
Last week, Revenue posted letters to 150,000 people about their tax compliance, including those who are claiming widow’s and widower’s pensions. Over the weekend, there was much comment and criticism in the media about the way Revenue has handled the situation. Accepting Revenue has taken a scattergun approach to the potential non-payment of income tax by pensioners, it is important that people understand how a tax liability might arise and that they have the information to hand to ensure they are compliant in 2012.
There were dramatic scenes at the constituency office of a Galway West TD yesterday afternoon after a number of Free Education for Everyone (FEE) members occupied the building to protest against student fee hikes, however tensions escalated during an hour-long stand-off involving gardai and the fire brigade, resulting in nine arrests.
Under radical cost-cutting measures within the public service announced yesterday by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, the plan to relocate the Office of Public Works to Claremorris has now been shelved while plans to develop a new build in Charlestown have also been scrapped.
Local company Financetraining.eu will host the west of Ireland’s first “Financial crime and Anti-Money Laundering” seminar at the Clayton Hotel on Tuesday November 29.
A 24-year-old man who pretended to collect money for a charity walk — when in fact he was collecting the money so he could buy alcohol — was before Ballina District Court this week for a “mean type of crime”, making gain and causing loss by deception.
A number of families in Galway affected by the devastating floods of November 2009 will soon be given a life-line grant, estimated to be worth around €200,000, to buy new homes.
There could soon be “light at the end of the tunnel” for some of the Galway families worst affected by the devastating flooding of November 2009, according to Galway West TD Brian Walsh who has confirmed that a decision on a relocation grant, a life-line worth approximately €200,000 to each household, will be made before the end of this month.
Allowing sole traders to take on interns under the JobBridge National Internship Scheme will give “the maximum number of people the training and skills necessary to succeed in the workplace”.