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More people working in Mayo towns but rural employment has declined - WDC study

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While there was a notable increase in the number of people working in the labour catchments across Mayo between 2006 and 2016, there was a decline in those working in rural areas, a new study by the Western Development Commission has found.

€1m fund to link digital hubs is part of €48 million investment in the west

Some €48 million is being invested in the west of Ireland in a new five-year business strategy by the Western Development Commission.

What the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement can still teach us today

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Fifty years ago the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement was founded, inspired by developments in the Six Counties, the USA, and France. To mark the occasion, hour-long programmes were broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4; it was discussed at the Galway History Festival; and a book is also being published.

7,300 people work in industry in Mayo

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The Western Development Commission (WDC) has published a new report analysing employment data for Industry in the Western Region. Industry includes mining, utilities and waste management but by far the largest element is manufacturing.

Mayo projects to receive €2.3 million from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, today announced funding for seven projects in Mayo under his Department’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

200 jobs to be created as global giant Genesys sets up Woodquay base

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Galway received a massive jobs boost yesterday (Wednesday) when Genesys the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in the city over the next three years.

New CEO appointed to Western Development Commission

The Western Development Commission announced that Tomás Ó Síocháin has been appointed by the Board of the WDC as Chief Executive Officer. Tomás joins the organisation from NUI Galway, where he was External Engagement Programme Manager, having previously spent more than 14 years as an editor and journalist with RTÉ and TG4.

New data snapshot of Galway reveals population, health, education and more

Despite significant growth in recent years, Galway’s population is still just 59 per cent of what it was in 1841, according to a new infographic published by the Western Development Commission.

NUI Galway spin-out Neurent Medical raises €9.3 million in funding

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Neurent Medical Limited, a Galway-based medical device company specialising in the treatment of rhinitis, an inflammatory disease of the nose, has raised €9.3 million in a Series A funding round.

Quarter of all workers in Western Region live in Galway city labour catchment

The Galway City labour catchment is the largest labour catchment in the Western Region with over 70,000 living there and ‘at work’ (70,170) — accounting for 26.9% of the total resident ‘at work’ population within the Western Region (260,261).

 

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