Marc O'Dwyer

Busy time for business before PAYE overhaul

While 66% of small businesses throughout the country are ‘short on detail’ on the PAYE system overhaul due to come into effect next January, a massive 40% say they are ‘not at all prepared’. These...
Minister Heather Humphreys.

Galway’s business women show spirit of enterprise

Local Enterprise Office Galway is encouraging more women to go from ‘local to global’ with their businesses by helping to organise events around the country, with over 1,000 female entrepreneurs expected. Minister for Business, Enterprise...
Strategic role...Minister Richard Bruton.

Companies don’t make the most of subsidised training

More than 1,000 companies in the Galway region availed of subsidised enterprise-led training through Skillnet Networks last year. Skillnet Ireland’s annual report for 2017 highlights that only one in 17 Irish companies (6%) took advantage...
The NDRC accelerator programme group at Portershed Galway. Back, from left: Bob Rosenberg, Anthony Shaughnessy, Greg Heaslip, Leo Cullen, Caitriona McGuckian, Victor Miko, John Breslin, Fergus O'Dea, Brian D'Arcy and Alan Costello. Seated: Tracy Leavy, Richard Springer, Wendy Slattery, Maurice O'Gorman and Mary Rodgers. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy.

Fledgling Galway digital businesses get kickstart

Seven exciting new businesses are taking part in the second NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) at the PorterShed programme in Galway, with the 12-week acceleration activities now underway. NDRC sources and builds digital start-ups to...
Keira Keogh (left), Deputy President JCI Ireland, and Carol Ho (right), President JCI Galway, presenting a JCI Galway Friendly Business Award to Caroline McCarthy (second right), proprietor Lanidor. Also pictured are Katja Rataj and Cliodhna Johnstone of Lanidor.

Fashion store wins ‘Best Layout’ award

Lanidor Ladies Fashion Store on Eyre Street, has won the award for “Best Shop Layout and Design in Galway” in the JCI Galway Friendly Business Awards. The JCI Galway Awards are designed to encourage/motivate the...
Chief Executive of the MIBI, David Fitzgerald

Big drop in fraudulent motor claims in Galway so far this year

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) believes the strategy they introduced for fighting fraud is impacting on the market – after recording a 13 percent drop in claims involving uninsured or untraced vehicles...


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