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#cong17 A one day ‘un-conference’ style technology festival

CongRegation™ or #cong17 is a one day ‘un-conference’ style technology festival with a range of events taking place in Cong, Co Mayo from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017. Congregation is a three day technology festival designed to foster links between attendees from very diverse backgrounds and create deep discussion and dialogue.  Central to the event is […]

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Success on the national stage for Westport singer

Westport born singer/songwriter Maria Kelly has been selected as the winner of this year’s RTÉ Other Voices Open Call competition. Maria will now travel to Dingle in Kerry next month to perform at the Eir Other Voices Festival. Her performance at the IMRO Other Room Recordings will also feature on the RTÉ TV series Other […]

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Order of the Star of Italy bestowed on Claremorris-born composer

Claremorris born composer Patrick Cassidy was bestowed with the decoration of ‘Cavaliere’ (Knight) in the Order ‘Stella d’Italia’ at a special ceremony at the Italian Embassy Offices in Dublin last week. Mr Giovanni Adorni Braccesi, Ambassador of Italy, presided at the ceremony. Among the guests attending the event were Dr Edward Walsh, Founding President of […]

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Newport Man Attains Top Goldman Sachs Job

Newport native Richard Chambers, aged 34, has been promoted to Managing Director of Interest Rates Derivatives Trading at Goldman Sachs Bank in New York, following an announcement by the company earlier this month. Richard was educated at the Holy Family Primary, Newport and St Jarlath’s Secondary School, Tuam. He was conferred at the National University […]

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Knock Airport has record year as Profits soar

Pre-tax profits at the company that operates Ireland West Airport Knock last year increased more than fivefold to €642,788. In a record-breaking year the airport’s passenger numbers increased by 7pc or 48,000 to 733,869 as revenues increased by 3pc to €12.6m. This allowed the company’s pre-tax profits to increase by 473pc from €112,161 to €642,788. […]

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Hughes keen to continue Portwest growth and expansion

THE 2017 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Harry Hughes of Portwest, is looking forward to continuing to grow the company by 25 percent each year, and plans to employ 200 people at their new offices to be located in the Quay in Westport. The Chief Executive of the Westport-based company, which specialises in […]

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