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Celebrating Easter with a difference as Biden’s tax thoughts may prove problematic for Ireland

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Celebrating Easter with a difference as Biden’s tax thoughts may prove problematic for Ireland

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The changing world of work

Up to the moment that Covid-19 blew apart the entire model by which humanity expressed itself in every aspect of our daily lived experience, nobody could have foreseen what was about to occur.

The long journey from Bowling Green was over

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The Joyces finally arrived in Zurich on 17 December 1940 exhausted after weeks of torturous negotiations with the German, Vichy-French and Swiss authorities. They had sought refuge in Switzerland during World War I, now they hoped to do so again. To add to the stress of it all they had to leave their daughter Lucia behind in a psychiatric hospital in Brittany which was behind German lines. Joyce hoped that once settled in Zurich he could use all the influence he could muster to have her follow them to safety.

Certification process proposed to professionalise the SME sector

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

Supporting the five ‘S’s for Galway’s unique Startup and Scaleup Ecosystem

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Galway and the west of Ireland have become a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity in recent years. In fact, you may not know it but the word “entrepreneur” was coined by an Irishman from the Wild Atlantic Way. Richard Cantillon, born in the coastal town of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, came up with the first known definition of an entrepreneur in the business sense in his French book “Essai”. He defined entrepreneurs as “non-fixed income earners who pay known costs of production but earn uncertain incomes, due to the speculative nature of pandering to an unknown demand for their product”. Would you believe that Cantillon’s definition is from 1730, nearly three hundred years ago? It could have been written just yesterday.

Health Minister urged to intervene to find solution to ‘unacceptable’ outpatient gynaecological waiting list

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A call has been made for the Minister for Health to engage in talks with hospital consultant representatives in a bid to find a speedy solution to the "unacceptable" waiting list for outpatient gynaecological appointments in Galway.

We must protect Harkin’s legacy and thwart possibility of two FG MEPs, says Healy Eames

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Voters in the Midlands North West should not let the great work of outgoing MEP Marian Harkin be undone in the next European Parliament, Fidelma Healy Eames has said.

Local political canvass trail remains dominated by the essential public issues

With the local elections less than five months away, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke notes that four major national issues continue to dominate the public mindset, similar to those that prevailed on the canvass in 2014.

City and county council funding cut by more than fifty per cent since 2011

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New figures on the funding of Local Authorities released by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirm that the Galway city and county councils have taken an overall funding cut of 52 per cent since 2011.

 

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