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Supermac invests in Galway health supplement company

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The owner and founder of Supermac’s has backed his belief in a Galway healthfood company – by buying ten per cent of the business.

Pat McDonagh, Managing Director of Supermac’s, Claddagh Irish Restaurants and Pubs, and the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick, has taken a stake in the Galway Natural Health Company which is behind the recently launched advanced dietary supplement, Revive Active.

The investment also marks the appointment of Pat McDonagh as a non-executive director of the business which was founded in 2011 by Daithi O’Connor and Liam Salmon.

Revive Active is a high quality blend of 26 ingredients delivered in one convenient sachet. The unique blend of vitamins and minerals combine to provide a multitude of health benefits including natural sustained energy without the use of sugar and caffeine, a boosted heart and cardiovascular system, amongst other benefits. 

The revolutionary product also brings two key Nobel prize-winning ingredients together for the first time. The combined inclusion of Coenzyme Q10 and L-Arginine further improves Revive Active’s ability to enhance energy and vitality and support a healthy immune system in regular consumers.

“I am very excited to be involved with this exceptional new product.  Revive Active is highly beneficial as a daily supplement to people seeking to achieve and maintain high levels of mental and physical performance in sport, business and in life in general. I began taking Revive Active six months ago and after only a few days I began to notice the increase in my energy levels on a sustained basis throughout the working day,” said Pat McDonagh this week.  

“As a Galway man I believe it is vital to support local industry and I am encouraged further by the determination and business knowledge demonstrated by Revive Active Founders Daithi O’Connor and Liam Salmon.  I am completely convinced of Revive Active’s merits and potential, and am confident that the product will have wide ranging global appeal and success in other countries outside Ireland,” he added.

 Daithi O’Connor said they were delighted to welcome Pat on board.

“With his business acumen and extensive experience, we believe we are well placed to develop the reach of Revive Active in Ireland and overseas; we are currently stocked in over 400 outlets in Ireland and 35 in the UK.

“The reaction we have been receiving to our product has been incredible encouraging and word-of-mouth endorsement from our customers seems to be one of our best-selling tools,” he added.

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Finance Minister among key speakers at three-day conference on the regions

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David Minton, Director of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly.

Balanced and sustainable regional development will be top of the agenda when new Finance Minister Michael McGrath addresses a special three-day Regions in Focus 2023 event beginning next Tuesday week, February 7.

The Association of Irish Regions (AIR) event will see a host of leading academics and industry experts gather for workshops, seminars and specialised training from February 7 to 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Coolshannagh, Co. Monaghan.

And the future development of counties, including Galway city and county, will be discussed and debated at the event attended by leading figures from industry, academia, and policymaking.

Attendees will also include representatives from Ireland’s three regional assemblies, who will offer their perspectives on the big challenges facing Ireland’s regions, including climate change, regional inequality, and the transition to renewable energy.

David Minton, Director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, which covers Galway and the North West, admitted that recent years had been difficult for the region.

“We’ve seen longstanding economic fault lines such as the shortage of housing and reliance on non-renewable energy exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and the continuing fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, placing further pressure on households and businesses,” he said.

“Events such as Regions in Focus 2023 give us the opportunity to meet with lawmakers and leading experts in industry and academia, to exchange ideas about how to improve the prospects of our respective regions for the benefit of the whole economy.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Digital Accounting degree adds up for ATU Galway

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ATU Galway...Digtital Accounting.

ATU Galway has unveiled a new honours degree in Digital Accounting. The four-year, Level 8 degree (including a work placement in year three) offers the best of both worlds – careers in accounting and in the rapidly growing digital business field.

Students can expect a strong focus on practical learning, work placement and projects.  Much of the learning will take place in specialized classrooms and laboratories.

Applicants for this degree do not need to have studied accounting or business previously, nor do applicants need to have studied honours maths.

Furthermore, there is no need to be a ‘techie’ or be into computing – there is no coding or software development involved as the degree focusses on using software products as tools for Digital Accounting and Digital Business.

“Our aim is to prepare students to operate successfully in ‘real world’ situations,” explained Deirdre Lusby, Head of Department of Business & Accounting at ATU Galway.

“We have a top class and dedicated lecturing team and access to the latest technologies so students can develop the knowledge, skills, and professional competencies they will need for their future careers”.

“Lecturers on this programme are highly qualified professional accountants and digital technology specialists, many acting as examiners and lecturers for the professional accounting bodies,” added Seamus Lennon, Head of School of Business at ATU Galway.

“They maintain very close links with all of the professional bodies, industry, and employers.  We are extremely excited about this new degree programme, with graduates having career options in areas such as accounting, business, blockchain, systems analysis and digital auditing.”

For more information, go to www.atu.ie.

 

 

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Workers seek new horizons

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Survey...Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment.

Employers could have a fight on their hands to hold onto their staff this year – after a new survey revealed that six in ten workers could potentially change jobs in 2023 and almost one in three are definitely considering it.

These are the findings the Excel Recruitment Employee Feedback Survey, released in tandem with Excel Recruitment Annual Salary Guide 2023), which show that in terms of salaries across the board, the recruitment specialists are seeing a percentage swing of increase in the median of three to eleven per cent.

The new research has revealed that while this time last year, 65 per cent of employers signalled salary increases in the upcoming year, this has risen to 71 per cent twelve months later, as most employers say pay rises are definitely being considered.

“The ‘Great Resignation’ of 2022 has massively affected employers, especially when organisations urged workers to return to their respective offices,” revealed Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment.

“It led to companies increasingly having open positions, which caused disruptions in their daily operations. The remaining employees needed to compensate for the lack of manpower leading to immense workloads and also driving employee burnout which affected their overall performance and productivity.

As well as driving up wages, high employee expectations are forcing more employers to offer a hybrid working option.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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