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Sixty properties to go under auctioneer’s hammer

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14 Dún Daingean, Newcastle.

More than sixty properties have now been listed in the catalogue for the next O’Donnellan & Joyce auction on June 12 – it includes residential and commercial lots from around Galway City and County, as well as Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and as far away as Kerry and Donegal.

The all-day auction will take place in the Harbour Hotel, and the open viewings – which began last weekend – have already attracted significant interest from potential buyers.

Colm O’Donnellan told Tribune Property: “There is a tremendous number of family homes in established locations at very attractive guide prices.

“We were delighted with the vast amount of people who came out last Saturday to inspect the properties on the first day of open viewings,” said Mr O’Donnellan.

Among the properties set to go under the hammer are:

Dalgan, Shrule. Magnificent three-bed detached house on a half-an-acre in Old Dalgan Park, which is in walking distance of the village. Open viewings on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5pm to 5pm. The Advised Minimum Value is €155,000.

Coolacloy, Kingstown, Clifden. Detached four-bed bungalow close to Clifden, which would make an ideal weekend or holiday home. The AMV is €85,000.

Donaghpatrick, Headford. Five-bed detached house with detached garage and large gardens. Open viewings on Sundays 4.30pm to 5pm. The AMV is €110,000.

79 Brackernagh, Ballinasloe. Three-bed bungalow in need of modernisation located on the edge of the town. Open viewings on Tuesdays 12.30pm to 1.15pm. The AMV is €39,000.

The Pastures, Monivea. Four-bed bungalow measuring 1,900 sq ft, with potential to become an ideal family home. Open viewings on Wednesdays from 2.30pm to 3.15pm. The AMV is €140,000.

4 Cois an Eolais, Portumna. Three-bed semi-detached house located opposite the national school, which would make the perfect starter home. Open viewings on Tuesdays 11am to 11.45am. The AMV is €69,000.

Kilreekil, Loughrea. Three-bed detached residence just off the main R446, in the heart of the village. Open viewings on Tuesdays from 3pm to 3.45pm. The AMV is €65,000.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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GMIT conferring for employees as best in class

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Seventeen employees from manufacturing engineering companies all over Ireland will be conferred with GMIT’s first ever professional apprenticeship award at an online ceremony hosted by GMIT and Ibec next week.

Conferrings for the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering will take place remotely next Thursday, March 4.

The GMIT group are among 37 professional apprentices nationwide to recently complete their three-year programme, developed by Ibec’s Irish Medtech Association and GMIT, together with representatives from the medical technology sector.

This first group of apprentices includes many students who were long-time employees of their companies and who were identified as having the potential to develop on Technician and Engineer career paths.

Galway-based companies involved include Cambus Medical, Creganna, Merit Medical, Synecco, M&M Qualtech and MSA Safety.

In a follow-up to this, GMIT and Ibec will then host a free online Employer Briefing on March 24 from 11am to 12 noon, providing up to date information on this Engineering Apprenticeship programme, funding, and other supports to help upskill existing employees or take on promising school-leaver apprentices.

The online briefing will provide information on the Government grants scheme (€3,000 grant per apprentice) which will expire on June 30.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Top award for Galway firm

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Pat O’Donnell

A recruitment company co-founded by a Galway man, with offices in Headford and Dublin, was one of the big winners at the ninth Chambers Ireland National InBUSINESS Recognition Awards.
Galway executive search firm, Principal Connections, was named Best Executive Recruitment Firm at the 2020 awards, which took place later than usual this year, at the end of last month.
Principal Connections – the Irish office of Agilium Worldwide LLC with offices in Headford and Dublin 4 – was co-founded by Galway native Pat O’Donnell and ‘Female Business Leader of the Year’ Hilarie Geary.
Mr O’Donnell was delighted with the company’s achievement. “As a senior executive and board search firm, Principal Connections is in a privileged position. Each day we work towards appointing many of the senior executives and board directors who drive Irish business,” he said.
“To be recognised for excellence in this endeavour, I feel truly honoured and especially delighted to accept this prestigious award,” he added.
This year’s winners were selected from across 19 distinct categories based on the criteria of: ‘resilience’, ‘exceptional performance’ and their response to the ‘adversity’ presented by 2020.

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US software provider selects industry veteran to lead European HQ

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Ruairí Conroy..Diligent’s Site Lead.

A US software provider – at the cutting edge of assisting multi-nationals in the area of corporate governance – has announced the appointment of an industry veteran to head up their new European Hub, based in Galway.

Ruairí Conroy, who has been appointed as Site Lead, will oversee Diligent’s European Hub – including recruitment, department integration, business operations and facilities.

Most recently he served as the Senior Vice President of Inside Sales at SiteMinder, a cloud platform for hotels, where he was responsible for recruiting and expanding operations at the Galway site.

Last November, Diligent announced plans to create more than 200 local jobs in Galway across several business functions – including customer support, customer success, finance, product, HR and marketing.

The Corporation, described as a leading modern governance company with a platform used by nearly 700,000 board directors and leaders, is headquartered in New York City.

Reacting to his appointment Ruairí Conroy said that Diligent’s commitment to growing in Galway – engaging with the community and building a top-performing workforce – was what really drew him in.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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