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Kenny Galway appointed Peugeot dealers

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Pictured at the announcement of the appointment of Kenny Galway as Peugeot dealers were (from left): Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland; Brian Kenny, Dealer Principal at Kenny Galway; and Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited.

Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland, have been on the lookout for a new dealer in Galway since the closure of Arch Motors last year. This week they announced the appointment of Kenny Galway to the Peugeot Dealer Network.

Kenny Galway was established in 1992 and in 2003 the family-run business relocated to its new premises on the Tuam Road, on the outskirts of Galway, where significant investment was made in both customer facilities and staff.

The extensive facilities and 520 sq m showroom will exhibit the full range of award-winning Peugeot passenger cars and light commercial vehicles on sale from now.

A 12-bay workshop is staffed by highly qualified technicians who offer servicing for all makes and models for both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

Dealer Principal, Brian Kenny said: “The success of Kenny Galway to date is down to our team of highly experienced and committed staff who are totally dedicated to giving the best customer care possible, both in sales and aftersales. I am very pleased to join the Peugeot Dealer Network and I look forward to working with the team at Gowan Distributors Limited.”

Speaking at the signing of contracts, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited, Des Cannon said: “Gowan Distributors Limited has a long standing history in Ireland, with a strong sense of community. Since 1969 we’ve partnered with our Dealer Network, working alongside Irish family-run motor businesses.

“Our latest appointment, Kenny Galway, is a fine example of one such Dealer, long-recognised for providing superior sales and service to the Galway community with integrity, reliability and the utmost professionalism. I wish Brian and his team every success for the future as Main Peugeot Dealers.”

Meanwhile, Bradley Renault, Galway have expanded their showroom space with the acquisition of the former Renault Showrooms on the Tuam Road in Galway.

Bradley Motors, who are also main dealers for Land Rover, Range Rover and Jaguar in Galway, took over the Renault and Dacia franchise following the closure of Galway Renault and have since seen market share rise.

Following this success, they are in need of more space for the Renault and Dacia brands and have acquired the former Renault showrooms on the Tuam Road.

Speaking to the Connacht Tribune, Robert Bradley, Dealer Principal said: “We simply need the extra space and customers are familiar with the Tuam Road site. We will operate from there as a sales venue only; the service department will remain at our anchor premises on the Dublin Road.”

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Roadshow’s nationwide brainstorm

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The Creating Our Future Roadshow on its stopover in Galway city.

Galwegians were offered the chance to play a part in creating a better future for Ireland – by participating in a nationwide brainstorming session last week.

The Creating Our Future Roadshow is midway through its mission to visit every county in Ireland in a month – having started out on September 24 in Wicklow and running until October 26.

It’s a government-led national brainstorm that will involve the people of Ireland in a conversation on the role research can and should play in addressing opportunities, challenges and hopes for the future.

Creating Our Future, according to Minister Simon Harris, will ensure that the direction of research in Ireland is informed by the people it serves.

The organisers are asking people to submit their ideas about what researchers in Ireland should explore to create a better future through the dedicated online portal www.creatingourfuture.ie, which is open until November 30.

The Roadshow is also pulling up in towns across the country to encourage the public to engage in a conversation with researchers over a cup of coffee – and to submit an idea about an opportunity or challenge in their lives, community, Ireland or the world; or something they are curious or passionate about and would like researchers to explore.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Deputies outline blueprint for sustained regional recovery

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Pictured: Ministers Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe meet with members of the Regional Group of Independent TDs - including local Deputies Sean Canney, Noel Grealish and Denis Naughten.

A group of independent TDs has called on the Government to prioritise spending on rural Ireland – to regenerate regional towns and villages, increase supports to farmers and community initiatives, and the support local business.

The Regional Group of Independent TDs used their Pre-Budget Submission to highlight the ‘critical need to invest in our people to support the transition back to normality’.

The group – which includes local Deputies Sean Canney, Noel Grealish and Denis Naughten – met with budget ministers, Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe where members outlined five key points they want to see addressed in next week’s budget.

They are seeking support for the regeneration of towns and villages, housing, green villages, remote working and transport links; investment to help home-grown SMEs through recovery and renewal – and a complete review of tax credits and social welfare systems to ensure working is always financially better.

They also want to see investment in health and community initiatives, and in services within communities, on top of repurposing existing infrastructure – and increased supports for farmers, to aid intergenerational transfers and the agri-food sector.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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SMEs hit by cyber attacks

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As many as three out of five small and medium businesses have reported at least one cyber attack during the previous year, while 43% of all data breaches involve small and medium sized businesses. But despite this, the majority of small and medium businesses believe they are too small for a cyber attack – and almost half have no understanding of how to protect themselves against an attack of this nature.

That’s why local SMEs are being encourage to sign up for a free seminar which will help prepare them against cyber attacks.

Leading cybersecurity expert, Andrea Manning, who is CEO and Co-Founder of Irish company CyberPie, will be speaking as part of the free Cyber Security Summit organised by itag (Innovation Technology AtlanTec Gateway) and Cyber Ireland.

The virtual event will be delivered next Thursday, October 14, and is open to anyone who registers in advance.

Other parts of the seminar will be focused on cutting edge cyber security and related matters, covering topics such as cryptocurrency, digital forensics, cyberpsychology, zero trust and more.

Among the other high profile speakers participating will be Prof. Lisa Short who is Director and Co-Founder of P&L Digital Edge Limited, Nick Asvos of Palo Alto Networks, Prof. Greg Gogolin from Ferris State University in the US, Blessing Usoro of JP Morgan Chase & Co, Rebecca Springett of TitanHQ, Brian Honan of BH Consulting, Donna O’Shea of Munster Technological University and Derek Laffan of Dublin City University.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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