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Study provides comprehensive snapshot of economic landscape across city and county

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Galway City Council CEO Brendan McGrath, Galway City Mayor Cllr Frank Fahy, Galway County CEO Kevin Kellyand Galway County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Peter Roche at the launch of the Baseline Study.

Galway’s two local authorities this week launched an Economic Baseline Study – to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the city and county in relation its demographic base.

The study, which was carried out by The Whitaker Institute in NUI Galwa,y collates all available information relating to socio-economic indicators in Galway.

Two high-level summaries, one for Galway City and one for Galway County, have been produced.

In addition, an accompanying websitewww.galwaydashboard.ie has been developed.

Speaking at the launch in the Galway Bay Hotel, which was attended by about 50 representatives of local business, politicians and other interest groups Cllr Peter Roche, Cathaoirleach of County Galway said that the baseline reports are tools which will be invaluable for both authorities in their efforts over the coming months to set down the future direction for economic development in County Galway.

“Galway City and County are reliant on one another for development and working together on an economic strategy makes perfect sense,” he said.

They will also be critical in the preparation of the Local Economic and Community Plans and the LEADER programme that the Councils are involved in preparing.

Brendan McGrath, Chief Executive of Galway City Council commented: ‘Galway City Council aims to position Galway as a world-class city of innovation and creativity.

“We are actively working on a number of strategies that will guide our vision for Galway over the next few years and the Economic Baseline Study will help inform these strategies.

“It is an exciting time for Galway. Our bid for European Capital of Culture 2020 builds on previous successes, such as the UNESCO City of Film designation, the Urbanism Great Town award, the Purple Flag award and the FDI Micro-City of the Year award.”

“There are major challenges and opportunities ahead for the city and we would encourage all groups, organisations and individuals to get involved in our public consultation processes to ensure that everyone has their say on the future development of our city and county,” said Mr McGrath

As background documents, reviews were prepared outlining strengths, opportunities and recommendations for nine industrial sectors in Galway – marine, agriculture, education, med-tech, ICT, food, tourism, retail and creative.

As part of the launch event, a facilitated round table discussion took place to allow comment and feedback on the Economic Baseline Study and to capture views on the way forward in developing the Economic Strategy for the City and County.

Information on the Economic Baseline Study is available on www.galwaydashboard.ieor email c&c@galwaycity.ie for further details.

 

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Former Manchester United star joins forces with Galway tech company

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New alliance...Rachel Kavanagh, CMO Clubforce; Garry Stannett, CEO Rio Ferdinand Foundation, and Noel Murray, CEO, Clubforce.

A Galway enterprise that started out as a pet project to establish a fundraising tool for Irish Diaspora to send money to their GAA clubs back home has now teamed up with an English football legend – to drive inclusivity in sport.

Clubforce, founded by Warren Healy in Carna back in 2009, has joined forced with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, a youth and community development charity which works in the heart of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

The Rio Ferdinand Foundation was set up in 2012 by the former professional footballer, following issues of inequality he experienced in his own life.

It is now working in communities across Ireland and the UK, with regional hubs in Belfast, Manchester, and London – supporting more than 10,000 youths, helping them to realise their potential.

Foundation Founder, former Manchester United and England centre-half Rio Ferdinand, said he was ‘delighted to collaborate with a community-focused software company developing technology to promote sports participation and make sport accessible to all’.

“We are on the same journey,” he said.

Clubforce CMO Rachel Kavanagh said they had huge admiration for the work done by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation – particularly for girls.

“I’m especially excited to hear about programs such as GoGirl, building the confidence of young women and girls to achieve their potential. We’re looking forward to contributing to the efforts made by the Foundation to drive inclusion and sports participation across genders in both geographies,” she said.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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New domain registrations reveal growth of almost 7% over first half of year

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Figures...David Curtin.

Traditional businesses are embracing their online presence now more than ever in the aftermath of Covid – with Galway companies showing a growth of almost seven per cent in new domain registrations post-pandemic.

That’s according to the latest statistics released by .IE, Ireland’s country domain manager. 

There were 1,236 new .ie domains registered in Galway in the first half of this year, representing growth of 6.6% over pre-pandemic 2019.

That figure accounted for over half of the 2,352 new .ie domains registered in Connacht between January and June 2022, as the database reported 2.6% year-on-year growth, with new registrations returning to pre-pandemic levels.

Identifying with place proved very popular for new .ie registrations in H1 2022. In Galway, the top three keywords in new .ie domain registrations were ‘Galway’, ‘Ireland’ and ‘Irish’.

At the end of June, the total .ie database stood at 332,642 domains.

Limerick recorded the highest percentage growth among the major urban counties (Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford) over the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Large numbers of younger Irish workers plan to change jobs in next two years

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Gary Notley...workers reassessing options.

More than half of the co-called Gen Z’s and only slightly less of our millennials plan to leave their current jobs for pastures new in the next two years.

That’s according to a new Deloitte Ireland survey which revealed that 56% of Gen Zs and 40% of millennials plan to leave their current roles in that time.

It also found that 53% of millennials believe the economic situation will worsen in the next twelve months, compared to 36% of Gen Z.

And 55% of Irish millennials cite the cost of living as being their number one greatest concern with one in four of them leaving their organisations in 2022 as a result of burnout.

Gen Z refers to the generation of people born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, while millennials are those reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.

Overall, the survey found that both cohorts are concerned about an economic downturn – but they desire a better work/life balance and want more flexible working arrangements than they currently have.

The Irish participants were taking part in the Millennial and Gen Z global study of over 45 countries – and they said they are more willing than ever to leave for fresh opportunities.

They are seeking options to provide them with better salary/reward, work life balance, higher flexibility and opportunity offered by employers, and, to a lesser extent, organisations focused on climate change.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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