Rents...Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

Galway rents up 14.5 per cent

By Tim Ryan Rents in County Galway have risen 14.5% in the last year – with landlords maximising income by putting seven beds into three bedrooms. That’s what Sinn Fein Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh told the...
Galway city...costs survey.

Lower salaries work to make west a more profitable option for employers

Galway could be set to attract a significant number of jobs from Dublin – with lower salary expectations making the county a tempting prospect for employers. A survey carried out by recruitment firm, Brightwater Group,...
Pat McDonagh...profits.

Supermac brings home the bacon

Galway-owned restaurant giant Supermac’s recorded a pre-tax profit of more than €15.9 million in 2016, according to new accounts filed with the Companies Registration Office. The after-tax profit was €13.3m (up from around €11.5m in...
Pictured outside Specsavers on Eyre Square are director Noel Meehan, Orla Keady from Portumna GAA and PA coordinator Rebecca Spicer

Look is in for Galway woman!

Portumna woman Orla Kelly has just landed a Christmas bonus for her local hurling club – after winning the Specsavers Look for Longer competition. And the staff at Specsavers Eyre Square presented Orla with...
IEDR Chief Executive David Curtin

Broadband holds up business

Nearly 20 percent of Ireland’s offline SMEs are being stymied in their efforts to build a website or engage in e-commerce because of a poor internet connection. That’s according to the latest edition of the...
Gillian offer.

Cash fund for communities

The Western Development Commission has reduced interest rate on its Community Loan Fund to three per cent – in a move aimed at making access to funding easier for not-for-profit operations This lower interest rate...


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