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On the market – outstanding detached residence in Bushypark, Galway City

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Detached residence in Oranswell in Bushypark on the outskirts of Galway City

This truly outstanding detached residence in Oranswell in Bushypark on the outskirts of Galway City is, without doubt, one of the finest properties to come on the market in recent years.

This large family home is located in a wonderful setting with stunning views over Lough Corrib and approximately 5,700 square feet of living space, which is finished to the highest standards.

The beautiful home has an abundance of well-proportioned living space, along with a large garage with a first floor flat.

Finished to an exceptionally high standard with many extra features, the property has extensive gardens on a site of two acres and includes a large central courtyard patio area and a tennis court.

Other features include oil-fired central heating, a central vacuum system, underfloor heating and double-glazed windows.

Offering spectacular views over Lough Corrib, the property is set discreetly of the Oranswell road, with Galway city centre just a fifteen minute drive away. All amenities are close to hand, including schools, shops and numerous recreational facilities.

On the ground floor, the entrance hall features French limestone floors and panelled walls, leading to a study with cherry wood wall units and stained teak floors. The lounge has wide panel oak floors, a large raised beam ceiling and feature sandstone fireplace with an oil stove.

The games room has sliderobes and double French doors to the front with access to the rear patio. The large diningroom features polished limestone floors and French doors to the patio.

The limestone continues through to the kitchen, which is adorned with fitted walnut units and silestone counter tops; breakfast island with gas hob and extractor, integrated Miele appliances, gas stove, larder and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The utility room has fitted oak units and is fully plumbed for washing machine and drier.

The guest bathroom has tiled floors and surrounds and a shower area.

A studio completes the downstairs accommodation, with a recessed gas fireplace, porcelain tiled floors, floor-to-ceiling French doors, surround sound speaker system and a hidden study room.

On the first floor, the master bedroom has split-level floors with porcelain tiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, raised ceilings, built-in wardrobes, feature glass brick wall and automated twin Velux windows. The en suite also features a double shower.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 have oak floors, recessed lighting, built-in wardrobes and en suite shower rooms. Bedrooms 4 and 5 have similar flooring and lighting, with built-in wardrobes.

The main bathroom has oak floors with a cast iron bath and stand alone shower. The second bathroom has fully tiled flooring and surrounds with a stand alone shower.

The attic is floored and has twin Velux windows and built-in storage. The ground floor of the garage has twin stores with separate entrances and the first floor is a granny flat.

The asking price is €850,000. The BER Rating is B3. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers on 091 564212 or joint agents DNG Maxwell, Heaslip & Leonard on 091 565261.

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Finance Minister among key speakers at three-day conference on the regions

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David Minton, Director of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly.

Balanced and sustainable regional development will be top of the agenda when new Finance Minister Michael McGrath addresses a special three-day Regions in Focus 2023 event beginning next Tuesday week, February 7.

The Association of Irish Regions (AIR) event will see a host of leading academics and industry experts gather for workshops, seminars and specialised training from February 7 to 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Coolshannagh, Co. Monaghan.

And the future development of counties, including Galway city and county, will be discussed and debated at the event attended by leading figures from industry, academia, and policymaking.

Attendees will also include representatives from Ireland’s three regional assemblies, who will offer their perspectives on the big challenges facing Ireland’s regions, including climate change, regional inequality, and the transition to renewable energy.

David Minton, Director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, which covers Galway and the North West, admitted that recent years had been difficult for the region.

“We’ve seen longstanding economic fault lines such as the shortage of housing and reliance on non-renewable energy exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and the continuing fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, placing further pressure on households and businesses,” he said.

“Events such as Regions in Focus 2023 give us the opportunity to meet with lawmakers and leading experts in industry and academia, to exchange ideas about how to improve the prospects of our respective regions for the benefit of the whole economy.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Digital Accounting degree adds up for ATU Galway

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ATU Galway...Digtital Accounting.

ATU Galway has unveiled a new honours degree in Digital Accounting. The four-year, Level 8 degree (including a work placement in year three) offers the best of both worlds – careers in accounting and in the rapidly growing digital business field.

Students can expect a strong focus on practical learning, work placement and projects.  Much of the learning will take place in specialized classrooms and laboratories.

Applicants for this degree do not need to have studied accounting or business previously, nor do applicants need to have studied honours maths.

Furthermore, there is no need to be a ‘techie’ or be into computing – there is no coding or software development involved as the degree focusses on using software products as tools for Digital Accounting and Digital Business.

“Our aim is to prepare students to operate successfully in ‘real world’ situations,” explained Deirdre Lusby, Head of Department of Business & Accounting at ATU Galway.

“We have a top class and dedicated lecturing team and access to the latest technologies so students can develop the knowledge, skills, and professional competencies they will need for their future careers”.

“Lecturers on this programme are highly qualified professional accountants and digital technology specialists, many acting as examiners and lecturers for the professional accounting bodies,” added Seamus Lennon, Head of School of Business at ATU Galway.

“They maintain very close links with all of the professional bodies, industry, and employers.  We are extremely excited about this new degree programme, with graduates having career options in areas such as accounting, business, blockchain, systems analysis and digital auditing.”

For more information, go to www.atu.ie.

 

 

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Workers seek new horizons

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Survey...Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment.

Employers could have a fight on their hands to hold onto their staff this year – after a new survey revealed that six in ten workers could potentially change jobs in 2023 and almost one in three are definitely considering it.

These are the findings the Excel Recruitment Employee Feedback Survey, released in tandem with Excel Recruitment Annual Salary Guide 2023), which show that in terms of salaries across the board, the recruitment specialists are seeing a percentage swing of increase in the median of three to eleven per cent.

The new research has revealed that while this time last year, 65 per cent of employers signalled salary increases in the upcoming year, this has risen to 71 per cent twelve months later, as most employers say pay rises are definitely being considered.

“The ‘Great Resignation’ of 2022 has massively affected employers, especially when organisations urged workers to return to their respective offices,” revealed Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment.

“It led to companies increasingly having open positions, which caused disruptions in their daily operations. The remaining employees needed to compensate for the lack of manpower leading to immense workloads and also driving employee burnout which affected their overall performance and productivity.

As well as driving up wages, high employee expectations are forcing more employers to offer a hybrid working option.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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