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Tourism push at Tech Summit

Fáilte Ireland is leveraging this week’s Dublin Tech Summit, which has brought more than 10,00

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0 attendees to the Convention Centre Dublin, to create more major overseas tech events on Irish shores.
Azeta Seary, Fáilte Ireland is pictured with a group of over 20 Irish tech associations.
 
The tourism development authority – a founding sponsor of the summit – has brought together over 20 Irish tech associations, which represent software and information systems companies across the country, for a special briefing on how they can help to bring more major international tech events to Ireland through Fáilte Ireland’s Conference Ambassador Programme.
 
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Oratory is 'Coolest Building'

An ancient Irish oratory has been named alongside the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney’s Opera Hous

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e among the 'coolest constructions on the planet'.
The watertight Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle Peninsula is listed beside the world’s greatest feats of architecture in a new book called 'Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide'.
The stone church, which idates to somewhere between the 7th and 15th century, is completely made of stone and resembles an upturned boat.
The Lonely Planet explained why this “humble bothy” made it into a book of  skyscrapers and sites like the Chrysler Building in New York.
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Site targets Part Timers

A new website specifically for part-time jobs has been launched.  Named Part-Time.ie,  it aims to

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 give employers a targeted, cost effective forum to advertise part-time positions and also to simplify the search for candidates who are looking for part-time employment.
Currently 450,000 people work part-time in Ireland.  That’s equivalent to 1 in 5 .  With latest CSO and IBEC reports suggesting we are close to full employment, it is predicted that employment growth will slow down as employers will be unable to fill roles.  Part-time.ie gives employers access to a huge pool of talent across all sectors, including students and parents who are ready to step back into the workplace if a shorter working week is available.

 

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Farms open for Holiday

Agri Aware, the Irish agri-food educational body, will host a 'National Open Farm Day' on Bank 

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Holiday Monday, 7th May 2018. This will be the first time in Ireland that farms from across the country will simultaneously open their gates to the public on one day to help educate consumers about what happens on a working farm and to encourage families to learn more about where our food comes from.
 
The countrywide event will run from 11am – 4pm and will involve farm walks, educational talks, cookery demonstrations, family activities and much more. The first year of the event will feature four host farms in Cork, Mayo, Wicklow and Dublin.

 

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Press Up eyes Galway

Paddy McKillen jnr’s Press Up Entertainment group is reported to have acquired a site in Galway with planning permission for a 134-bedroom hotel.
The site, at Prospect Hill in Galway city, received planning permission in September last year following an application by Highgate Properties Limited. 
It is understood Press Up paid €4.5 million for the land which encompasses numbers 80, 82, 84 and 86 on Prospect Hill. Number 80 was formerly the site of the Shannon Dry Cleaners business which subsequently moved following a fire at the building.
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