Date Published: 01-Jul-2011
Galway has received a massive jobs boost today [1/7], with two companies confirming more than a hundred new jobs.
Global healthcare company, Alere is to set up its International Business Services Centre at the IDA Business Park at Parkmore, just outside the city.
The move will create 100 new jobs in customer and technical support, finance, legal, contract manufacturing management, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.
The jobs, which were announced at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit by Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton in the past hour, will come on stream over the next four years.
David Toohey of Alere says they chose to set up the Centre here because of the talented workforce and pro-business environment.
Meanwhile, 30 new jobs are being created by satellite broadband provider Onwave in Galway and Mullingar.
It’s part of a 4.15 million euro expansion plan by Onwave, backed by Nucleus Venture Partners, which is based at the Webworks Building at Forster Street in the city.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.