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Survey shows most want to continue working from home

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A recent survey by researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) has shown that 83 per cent expressed interest in continuing to work remotely. Over half of those surveyed (51 per cent) had never worked remotely before the Covid-19 pandemic. Of those who had never worked remotely, 78 per cent would like to work remotely for some or all of the time after the crisis is over.

Drive-through Covid-19 testing centre to test 1,000 people a day

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The first drive-through HSE Covid-19 testing centre in the West of Ireland, which is based at Galway Airport, will be able to test 1,000 people a day when it is fully operational.

Steps for less stress during exam season

As the Junior and Leaving Cert exams get underway this week, it is normal for students and parents, to become overwhelmed by the high level of stress and anxiety that comes hand-in-hand with state exams.

Just a few days left to nominate a friendly business

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JCI Mayo and the Bank Of Ireland this week held an information evening for their Friendly Business Awards 2017 in the Bank of Ireland Castlebar. The JCI Mayo Friendly Business Awards seeks to recognise the important role played by small and medium businesses in the continuous development and improvement of our economy and local communities.

Garda recruitment 2016

There is good news for people who have been waiting for a chance to join An Garda Síochána. The Public Appointments Service is currently accepting applications for An Garda Síochána on its website www.publicjobs.ie. Applications will continue to be accepted until Tuesday January 5 2016. Even better news is that Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that up to 600 new Garda trainees will be recruited in 2016.

Can we really rely on polls?

The recent UK General Election on May 7 has left many political commentators, TV, radio and written pundits scratching their heads and pondering.   What will it mean for Fine Gael? – Can Enda Kenny emulate David Cameron’s triumph? What will it mean for the Labour Party? – will the Liberal Democrats demise as the smaller Party in the UK mean an equal fate awaits Joan Burton and her Labour Party?

Can we really rely on polls?

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The recent UK General Election on May 7 has left many political commentators, TV, radio and written pundits scratching their heads and pondering. What will it mean for Fine Gael? – Can Enda Kenny emulate David Cameron’s triumph? What will it mean for the Labour Party? – will the Liberal Democrats demise as the smaller Party in the UK mean an equal fate awaits Joan Burton and her Labour Party?

Ok, you think you’re smart — Mensa comes to Galway this weekend

Have you got what it takes to be one of the cleverest people in Ireland – officially?

Reading the Runes: Local elections

Local Elections, like those coming up on May 23, are curious creatures. While they are undoubtedly local in the way that even a cursory glance at the different candidates election literature will immediately confirm – active in community initiatives, members of community councils, chairs of things like the Tidy Towns Committee, and, at least in the country, the GAA - local elections also have traditionally been seen, and used by voters, as a way of robustly telling the mainstream parties how they are seen from the groundlings point of view, and so providing either comfort or a harsh wake-up call, a two-fingered salute which is anything but comforting.

Knowing yourself is a good starting-point

If you are at a career crossroads, either by choice or design, you may be struggling to plot your next move. Because of the difficult economic circumstances, many people feel they should grab whatever job comes their way, rather than continuing to plan their career in such a way as to suit themselves in terms of their skills, attributes and behavioural characteristics.

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