Unreliability of bus services frustrates McDonnell and commuters

Wed, May 29, 2024

Independent City Councillor Declan McDonnell has highlighted the frustration of bus users on some of the busiest routes in the city over no-shows or delayed arrivals.

He said he had received numerous complaints on doorsteps during his campaign for re-election in Galway City East about a lack of reliability with regard to certain routes.

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Galway business set for national enterprise awards final

Thu, May 23, 2024

A chocolatier from Galway is set to compete with the country’s best small businesses as one of the Finalists for the National Enterprise Award taking place today Thursday.

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Brothers of Charity Services – supporting people to lead full, valued and independent lives

Thu, May 23, 2024

Supporting people to lead full, valued and independent lives, Brothers of Charity Services in Ireland provides supports to over 7,000 people with an intellectual disability or autism and operates in almost 1,000 locations throughout Ireland including Galway and Roscommon.

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Galway entrepreneurs among chosen few at EY CEO retreat in South Africa

Thu, May 23, 2024

A delegation of more than 100 of Ireland’s top entrepreneurs, including five from Galway travelled this week to South Africa, for the annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ CEO Retreat. Running until this Sunday 26th May, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ CEO retreat is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. The aim of the retreat is to support, inspire, and challenge the entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.

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Over 200,000 additional seats from Shannon Airport this summer

Thu, May 16, 2024

Shannon Airport passengers are set to benefit from an additional 200,000 seats available on select routes from the airport this summer. Shannon will have increased frequencies on nine services* including to popular sunshine destinations such as Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Lanzarote. The airport will operate 33 routes to 11 countries across the EU, UK and US. A Gran Canaria service with Ryanair will also operate from Shannon during the summer season for the first time.

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Iconic Tuam premises on market for lease

Thu, May 16, 2024

Sherry FitzGerald Todd are delighted to introduce “E.G. Canavan’s” Licensed Premises (Canavan’s Pub) of High Street, Tuam, to the market for lease.

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70% of employees leave within the first year due to a poor match

Thu, May 16, 2024

New research shows that 70% of employers have experienced employees leaving within the first year due to being a poor match for the organisation.

According to a survey, conducted by recruitment and workforce solutions experts Hays Ireland, 44% of professionals have at some point left a job within the first year because it didn’t meet their expectations, as outlined in the initial application phase.

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Exciting opportunities for 150 Gaeltacht women to start entrepreneurial journey

Thu, May 09, 2024

A brand new programme for Gaeltacht female entrepreneurs which over a three year period will give encouragement and opportunity to 150 Gaeltacht women to start their entrepreneurial journey, was launched last weekend.

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Corrandulla organic food business benefits from €20,000 in major advertising support from FBD Insurance

Thu, May 09, 2024

Green Earth Organics in Corrandulla has been selected to benefit from €20,000 in major advertising support as part of an FBD Insurance small business support campaign.

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Minister launches new UN Tourism Initiative at Atlantic Technology University

Thu, May 09, 2024

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, launched Ireland’s first INSTO Observatory at ATU yesterday marking a historic moment for the nation’s tourism industry and signalling a commitment to sustainable practices in the sector.

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Three Galway businesses named finalists in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Thu, Apr 25, 2024

Galway-based Ruth Mackey, David Mackey and John Mackey of Mbryonics Limited), Dr Barry Flannery of Xerotech and Kenneth Fox of Channel Mechanics have been revealed as finalists of the 2024 Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme.

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Shannon Airport set to reach the two million passenger mark by the end of 2024

Thu, Apr 25, 2024

Following a year of strong growth, Shannon Airport is gearing up to reach the two million passenger mark by the end of the year, for the first time since 2009.

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Fairstone Ireland achieves €1 billion AUM milestone with its fifth strategic partnership, Cleere Life & Pensions

Thu, Apr 25, 2024

Fairstone Ireland, a leader in financial planning & wealth management, celebrates a significant milestone with the establishment of its fifth strategic partnership in Ireland with Killeen Financial Services Ltd, trading as Cleere Life & Pensions. This achievement not only highlights Fairstone Ireland's relentless pursuit of innovative financial solutions but also marks a significant leap forward in its growth trajectory as Fairstone Ireland surpasses.

Under the leadership of CEO Paul Merriman, Fairstone Ireland now have four additional Financial Brokerages into their Irish operation, Carey Financial, Murray & Spelman Financial Services, Premier Financial as well as Cleere Life & Pensions.

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Shannon Airport expands security team to enhance experience

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Shannon Airport has expanded its airport security team ahead of the summer holiday season, as part of its commitment to providing a seamless passenger experience.

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Galway software innovator Ordorite partners with Shipster to transform ecommerce and retail logistics

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Irish software innovator Ordorite has announced a strategic partnership with Shipster to transform e-commerce and retail logistics in the furniture and soft furnishings sector.

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Uniquely recognised as local employer of choice

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

Galway-based Uniquely has been officially differentiated in the sectors it supports as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2024.

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US ambassador visits Signify Health’s Bonham Quay tech centre

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

U.S Ambassador Claire D Cronin visited Signify Health’s state-of-the-art technology centre in Galway’s Bonham Quay on Friday.

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SFA welcome Harris’s commitment to small businesses

Wed, Apr 10, 2024

The Small Firms Association (SFA), the leading voice for small businesses in Ireland, has welcomed the commitment by new Fine Gael Leader Simon Harris to prioritise small businesses. In Simon Harris’s maiden speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Galway, he made a commitment to work with Government colleagues to develop a package to support small businesses.

Small firms account for 98 per cent of the total number of businesses in Ireland, employing nearly half of the private sector workforce. These businesses are the beating heart of our communities and are the social fabric of our economy. However, many businesses are struggling with increased business costs which threaten their viability. The transition towards the Living Wage poses a significant challenge, in addition to other labour-related regulations.

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Gardai warn public after €25m stolen in investment fraud

Wed, Apr 10, 2024

An Garda Síochána is advising the public to pay particular close attention when considering any potential investments given the significant rise in investment fraud. A total €25,360,000 was reported stolen in 2023- In the first two months of 2024, over 55 people have reported investment fraud- In the past four years, almost €60 million has been stolen from victims of investment fraud in Ireland.

By the end of Q4, 2023 over €25 million had been stolen from victims of investment fraud in Ireland. This is almost equal to the combined amount stolen from victims in 2021 and 2022, €14m and €11.5m respectively.

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Portwest celebrates tenth birthday with Times Square takeover

Thu, Apr 04, 2024

Portwest, a leading global supplier of workwear and PPE for 120 years, is thrilled to celebrate 10 years of success in the USA with a larger-than-life presence in Times Square, New York City this weekend.

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