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Galway Enterprise Board heads into the county with Business Roadshow

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Galway County & City Enterprise Board is marking next week’s SME Week, which runs from October 21 to 25, with a Roadshow around the county and a series of events which will provide information and inspiration to individuals with business ideas and existing business owners.

The Roadshow features local business owners, Pádraic Ó Máille, mentor trainer and motivator and Breda Fox, CEO of the Galway County & City Enterprise Board. All speakers are there to share their experiences and offer advice, support and encouragement.

Local entrepreneurs and will speak about the challenges and opportunities in the current economic climate and how they are positioned to make the most of opportunities with the support of their County & City Enterprise Board.

The Roadshow will first stop off at the Ard Rí Hotel in Tuam next Monday from 7pm to 8pm when speakers include the Friendly Farmer, aka Ronan Byrne, who produces free range meat poultry from his family 35 acre farm holding outside Athenry which once belonged to his grandparents.

It was in 2007, after Ronan returned from Poland (where he managed a large scale dairy farm) that the farm was switched to an ‘open pasture’ method of farming, in an attempt to redress the balance of intensive poultry production and the growing demand for better quality. The farm also has the most beautiful Pyrenean Mountain dogs, these dogs are classed as ‘livestock guardians’ and when properly trained will protect whatever livestock they live with.

On Wednesday, the Roadshow moves to the Lough Rea Hotel – again from 7pm to 8pm, when the key speaker will be Mike O’Neill, Managing Director of ONM Systems Ltd which he founded in 2006. The company is based in Loughrea, and now employs seven staff. The Company is 100% Irish owned. 

The core business of ONM Systems Ltd is the development and installation of software systems on mobile devices.   These systems are primarily used in a Van Sales / Sales representative environment but they have also developed Ticketing Systems, Courier Systems and Maintenance/Service Engineer systems.  As they write all their own software, their systems may be tailored to meet specific customer requirements. ONM also provide staff training and a comprehensive after sales support & maintenance service.

At startup the company consisted of Mike O’ Neill and the office was a converted garage.  Naoise Wrynne (Technical Director) joined the company shortly after startup.  Due to growth the company moved offices in 2009 and the company now employs 7 people. Their main market is in Ireland but they have also installed systems in England and Scotland.

And then on Thursday, the final night of the Roadshow is at the Station House Theatre in Clifden – from 7pm to 8pm – when the speaker will be Graham Roberts, owner of Connemara Smokehouse.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Galway’s housing stock on the rise

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A total of 1,147 residential buildings were under construction in Galway as of June – according to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report.

Over half of the residential buildings under construction in Ireland in June 2021 were located in the Leinster region (58.4%), revealed the report which is published by GeoDirectory and EY Economic Advisory.

The Greater Dublin Area of Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow accounted for 35.6% of the total number of buildings under construction in the country. In contrast, the lowest levels of construction activity were recorded in Ulster (6.5%) and Connacht (10.6%).

In all, 1,182 new residential addresses in Galway were added to GeoDirectory’s nationwide database in the twelve months to June 2021.

At 30.8%, the highest proportion of the new residential address points were again located in Dublin, followed by Cork (10.8%), Kildare (9.7%) and Meath (5.7%).

In percentage terms, Leitrim (219.6%), Carlow (146.5%) and Roscommon (144%) registered the highest year-on-year growth in new address points, albeit from a previously low base.

The report also found that 9.5% of all residential stock in the state are apartments. In total, there were 194,898 apartment address points across the country in June 2021.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Galway towns included in home support pilot

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Confirmation...Minister Anne Rabbitte.

Tuam, Athenry and Loughrea will form one of a select number of areas for a nationwide pilot scheme to see how to improve home support services for families in need of carers.

Minister for Disabilities and Galway East Deputy Anne Rabbitte confirmed that the Galway towns were among nine across the country to form part of a national Home Support Pilot Programme, which will commence next month.

The pilot scheme will deliver an additional 230,000 hours of Home Support services over a six-month period, with the evaluation of the outputs to continue over a twelve-month period from its commencement.

Minister Rabbitte described this as a major boost for Tuam, Athenry and Loughrea.

“This will deliver in-home supports across the three towns, which are in the heart of East Galway and I know from working with families across the constituency that this will be a major boost,” she said.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Galway passengers are all smiles at Shannon!

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The smiles on the faces at Shannon Airport very much told its own story this week – with passengers taking to skies as the easing of restrictions and the first day of the European Digital COVID Certificates took effect.

And it wasn’t just the joy of travel starting to resume that lifted spirits at the airport but also the announcement by Ryanair of a new once-weekly service to Gran Canaria (Las Palmas) to commence on August 7 – the third new service announcement for Shannon Airport over recent weeks.

There was a real sense of excitement as passengers of all ages became very much at ease with the heightened public safety measures in a ‘back-to-the-future’ day for the West of Ireland gateway airport.

There were reunions as inbound flights arrived but also a palpable degree of anticipation as others got set to depart on the earliest flight out of the airport today, the 7:10am flight to Gatwick.

Among those boarding was Clarenbridge native Claire Tomlin and her husband Jake, together with their three children, including their twins who turn a year old next week.

“It’s been amazing to get back. The kids saw their grandparents for the first time and their cousins and aunties and uncles, so it was fantastic,” said Claire.

“Shannon is just so convenient for us because it’s only about 40 minutes’ drive. So, it just makes everything a lot easier in terms of getting to and from places with little ones. So, yeah, Shannon is a great resource for us. Really, really good. We hope to be able to go back more and more.”

It was smiles all around for Shannon Airport staff as they got back to doing what they do best. “Well, today is a great day because you can see the atmosphere around the place, people are at ease here and they’re glad to be back, they’re glad to get up in the sky again,” said Shannon Duty Free Sales Associate Helen Quinlivan.

“It’s great to see the excitement. People are really looking forward to going back and seeing their loved ones and they’re very at ease.”

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