Supermac’s chief named Industry EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s has been named the EY Industry Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2019. The gala awards last weekend was attended by more than 1,500 people including the island of Ireland’s most prominent business leaders and the Minister of Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, who gathered to celebrate the achievements of the 24 finalists. Collectively the finalists employ more than 13,000 people and have revenues of €1.2bn.

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Canney welcomes new broadband connection points for the county

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Twenty new broadband connection points are to be made available across County Galway, during the roll out of the National Broadband Plan, and all are expected to be on stream by the end of 2020.

The connections points in east Galway are at Cahergal National School, Cortoon Community Centre and Brownsgrove National School, Tuam; Ballinakill National School and Leitrim Community Centre, Kylebrack; St Colman’s National School, Tierneevin, Gort; St Mary’s National School, Kippanagh, Clonberne; The Old Secondary School, Glenamaddy; Kilcroan National School, Williamstown; Briarhill National School, Ballintemple; and Tiernascragh National School, Ballycrissane, Ballinasloe.

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Imagine high speed broadband network expands in Galway

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

High Speed Broadband Infrastructure builder Imagine today announced that its network now covers over 63,500 premises in the county and that it is investing €300m to be first to provide high speed broadband to over one million premises nationally.

Homes and businesses in rural areas across the county, from Dunmore to Loughrea and from Oughterard to Ballinasloe can now join the thousands who are now connecting.

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How did you prepare for this interview?

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Q: In a recent job interview, I was asked a very unusual question: ‘how did you prepare for this interview?’ I didn’t know what to say and muttered something about reading their website. In fact, I had put in a huge amount of preparation, including speaking to somebody who works there and doing two sessions with a career coach, but I wasn’t sure I should reveal all of that. Would it show that I was lacking something? (AC, email).

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Museum offers rare opportunity to view O’Davoren manuscript

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Galway City Museum currently have on loan, for a short time only, one of the most important medieval Irish legal manuscripts ever written called The Book of O’Davoren. It was written in the Irish-language by scribes between 1564 and 1570 for the Co. Clare lawyer Donal O’Davoren, much of it at the MacEgan law school, near Tuam, Co. Galway.

Some of the scribes were old, some were young and some were cranky – leaving small notes and doodles in page margins complaining about boredom, hunger or each other.

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Collins McNicholas signs partnership with IT experts CompuStaff

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR services Group has signed a new partnership with IT recruitment specialists CompuStaff, based in Galway.

The investment deal will see CompuStaff work closely with Collins McNicholas’ Galway office to service the Western region.

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Female entrepreneurs sought for development programme

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

The call was made this week for ambitious female entrepreneurs from Galway who are looking to scale their businesses, to join the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.

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Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture announces new Business Club Programme members

Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture has announced the first companies to join the new Galway 2020 Business Club Membership Programme — which enables small to medium sized business to support next year’s European Capital of Culture.

In return for their support, businesses enjoy attractive rights and benefits across the year of culture, including increased brand profile and visibility, invites to key project and events, B2B networking opportunities and year-round support from the Galway 2020 team.

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Joulica to launch world’s first customer experience realtime analytics solution at websummit 2019

Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Irish technology start-up, Joulica, based at NUI Galway’s Innovation Centre has this week announced that it is launching its revolutionary realtime Customer Experience analytics solution at the Websummit in Lisbon.

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Galway-based WifOR Institute awarded Guaranteed Irish symbol ahead of 2020 partnership with NUIG

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The WifOR Institute, an independent economics research institute and think-tank, has been awarded the ‘Guaranteed Irish’ symbol. WifOR, headquartered in Germany and operating in Galway since 2018, provides businesses, government bodies and other organisations with valid, comparable data and insightful research on a range of topics including digitalisation, education, health, innovation and R&D, labour markets, value, and sustainability.

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Top trends to watch out for at Medtech Rising conference

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

A record breaking 600 senior medtech professionals will be attending the Medtech Rising 2019 conference which takes place December 4/5 in Galway.

Hosted by Ibec’s Irish Medtech Association, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, the two-day Medtech Rising will see 35 speakers explore the top trends.

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LK Shields Solicitors to help NUI Galway Access Students SOAR

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

LK Shields Solicitors has formed a new partnership with the Access Programme at NUI Galway.

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CareerWise Recruitment celebrates twenty years

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Finding the right job for the right candidate has been the mission of CareerWise Recruitment which recently celebrated 20 years in business.

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Bad form as closing date passes by

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Q: The closing date was today. Last night, after much procrastination, I finally opened the application form and started to fill it out. And I failed. Between competencies, experience, and exact number of months worked in jobs I held 20 years ago, and lots more besides, I just couldn't get my head around it at all. Is this a common experience? I hate missing out on this job opportunity but I had no alternative. (AC, email).

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Galway’s HERO Recruitment shortlisted for prestigious award

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Galway’s HERO Recruitment, have gone head to head with the big guns of the highly competitive recruitment industry and have been shortlisted for ‘Agency of the Year’ with the National Recruitment Federation.

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Panel wanted me to bad-mouth my current employers

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Q: I work in a small, tightly-knit sector where everybody knows everybody else. Companies are very jealous of each other’s successes. I recently went for a job interview with one of our main rivals and was amazed the panel spent so long trying to get me to talk down my current employers. For obvious reasons (i.e. because I’m trying to leave), I couldn’t talk my employers up too much, but I didn’t feel at all comfortable badmouthing them and declined to do so. Should I have entered into the spirit of it because that’s what they wanted me to do? (AC, email).

A: Absolutely not. It was very unprofessional of them to draw you out in that way and their approach would raise serious question marks for me as to their suitability as an employer, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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EY to create 14 new jobs in Galway office

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

EY has announced it plans to create 14 new jobs in its Galway office, adding to its current headcount of over 40 people.

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Flexible Office Space Provider opens in Galway

Tue, Oct 08, 2019

Offering private offices for Entrepreneurs and Growing Businesses with the benefits of shared amenities without the headaches of managing a property.

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