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Recruitment underway for 200 gaming centre jobs

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Date Published: 27-Jun-2011

BY CIARAN TIERNEY

Recruitment is underway to fill many of the 200 jobs which are due to come on stream at the EA BioWare electronic gaming centre on the east side of the city.

BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts (EA), chose the city as its European customer centre of excellence last year and set up home at the Galway Technology Centre in Mervue after viewing a number of potential locations.

Recruitment is underway for English, French, and German language customer service representatives, programme managers, and specialist IT positions for the multi-national, which confirmed plans to set up a ‘studio’ here in May of last year.

While many of the new recruits will have IT and electronics backgrounds, the company is also said to be interested in sourcing young people with a huge interest in computer games.

“We are up and running and are quite actively hiring at the moment,” confirmed a spokesperson for the corporation yesterday.

The aim of setting up the Galway plant is to give BioWare closer access to fans of its games in Europe, according to Ray Muzyka, Group General Manager of BioWare.

“Galway gives us the right mix of solid technology infrastructure and international recruitment opportunities,” he said.

The company spokesperson declined to reveal how many of the 200 jobs projected for the plant had been filled at this stage, but said that they intended to move to a bigger plant – also on the east side of the city – when contacted by the Sentinel.

Read more in today’s Connacht Sentinel

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Progress for two county sewerage schemes

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Approval has been granted for the seeking of tenders for the design, build and operation of Milltown and Claregalway sewerage schemes.

Galway East T.D. Paul Connaughton says Minister Phil Hogan has given the go-ahead for the projects.

He says progress on the long awaited schemes will help preserve water quality standards in the area.

The project is being funded under the Departments Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013 at an estimated cost of 10.68 million for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Build Operate contract and 2.87 million for the Network contract.

 

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Former city businessman jailed for drug dealing

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

 

A Malaysian businessman, who at one point owned a number of Chinese restaurants in the city has been sentenced to 3 years in jail with the final year suspended for drug dealing.

43 year old Ee San Loke, pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court to having €20,000 worth of cannabis herb for sale or supply at Shantalla Road on June 7 last year.

He also pleaded guilty to having 8 thousand euro worth of the drug for sale or supply at Dr Mannix Road, Salthill on January 15, 2012.

Garda Barry Walsh said Loke came to Ireland to study English in 1989.

He became a successful businessman, owning a few Chinese restaurants.

However, he gambled the restaurants away.

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City seminar to assist families struggling with debt

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

A meeting is to be held in the city on Thursday evening (May 16) to assist families who are struggling to cope with mounting debt.

The event is hosted by New Beginnings and aims to give practical advice on how to deal with the trauma of debt as well as pressures to mental health.

Psychologist Shane Martin will also speak on self help steps for those facing financial worry.

The free seminar called ‘Bouncing Back’ takes place in the Clayton Hotel in the city and gets underway at 7 on Thursday evening.

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