Opportunities galore at this weekend’s Dungloe Enterprise Fair

first_imgTwo ambitious students from NUI Galway are preparing to host a much-anticipated Enterprise Fair in their hometown this weekend. The Dungloe Enterprise Fair will take place on July 28th from 12-6pm in the Waterfront Hotel.The event has been organised by Caolán Ward and Liane Greene, who have set out to promote the business potential in their local area. They are aiming to attract attendees of the Mary from Dungloe Festival and showcase the all the ongoing enterprise activity to the diaspora. The event will feature many exhibition stands from local businesses, along with discussion panels featuring representatives from Randox, Optum, Bord Fáilte, Udaras, ETB, gTeic, Credit Unions, Bank of Ireland, AIB and Donegal Airport and many more.The students’ display of initiative has impressed many people in Dungloe. “The whole town is talking about these two students. They have big futures ahead,” said one local person.Through their college experience, Caolan and Liane wanted to highlight the job opportunities which exist in West Donegal and to bring together businesspeople to network and find out what supports are available. The event has received much endorsement from local personalities, business leaders and politicians. Optum CEO Padraig Monaghan, Mark Sharkey CEO of The Cope Dungloe, and representatives from Randox will all be in attendance.For people looking to further their careers, boost their business and tap into new potential, this is an event not to be missed.Opportunities galore at this weekend’s Dungloe Enterprise Fair was last modified: July 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessCaolan Warddungloe enterprise fairLiane GreeneWest Donegallast_img read more

News flash: There was other news while Miers reigned

first_imgI cheered when Harriet Miers dropped out of the Supreme Court running. Not because of any strong feelings regarding her views, whatever they were; not because I would squeamishly squeal at any one of Bush’s picks, because I am a Republican. I realize that Sandra Day O’Connor’s replacement is vital to the future of this nation, but I wasn’t exactly jazzed about a future with Miers because the present had grown so tedious. To put it succinctly, I just got sick of her. Maybe she lacked the chutzpah – in her attitude, speech, dress – to inspire many to rally for her nod. Maybe it’s because the Democrats were sitting back and watching with glee the escalating GOP catfight. But overriding every other reason to tire of Miers was the dragging nature of nearly a month of tedious news coverage. We were drowning in the news saturation. And the news saturation may mean that you missed what else was happening in the world while broadcasters and bloggers were obsessed with the Miers saga. Looking back on nomination day through dropout day, we see that: • Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Baqer Sulagh nearly sparked a new Middle East crisis by slamming Saudi Arabia: “We do not accept a bedouin on a camel teaching us about human rights and democracy.” • A big earthquake killed tens of thousands in Pakistan and has yet to inspire a tsunami-style, prime-time, star-studded telethon (though the Saudis did hold a telethon of their own and threw in a good chunk of change). • Renegade British parliamentarian George Galloway claimed he’d “rip through Washington like a tsunami” if the Senate tried to touch him in its oil-for-food investigation. • And speaking of oil-for-food, the day Miers skedaddled, a scathing 623-page report was issued by Paul Volcker’s investigative committee that implicated nearly half of all participants in the United Nations program in being really, really naughty. • Bush made a good nomination, in the form of Fed designee Ben Bernanke. And undoubtedly Miers news saturation was made worse by the fact that we’d just come off Hurricane Katrina saturation. It began with the storm, the mayhem, the wave of refugees; it progressed to the finger-pointing, the foreign aid offers, and the religious pundits debating whether or not the storm was divine vengeance. I discovered from one news outlet that its Katrina coverage was so heavy and long-running because its Web site stats showed that people were most frequently clicking on Katrina stories. But were visitors reading them weeks later because they were there and hardly anything else was being covered? Which came first, the demand or the news saturation? In the midst of Katrina’s rampage, the most popular story on Yahoo! News for days was a Reuters bit about the woes of an Austrian village named after the F-word. British tourists kept stealing their signs. I remember because I have the story taped up at my desk. When the flow of Katrina-Miers saturation began to weigh heavily on writers trying to submit other topics to outlets, I heard one writer share a suggestion for overcoming the topical hurdle: If the column was about Hugo Chavez, put “Harriet Miers once dated Hugo Chavez” in the e-mail subject line. If about the Iranian nuclear showdown, put “Harriet Miers once bought yellowcake for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad” as the subject. Genius. Now Miers and her bright blue suit, though, fade into headline oblivion – only because it’s lights-and-camera time for him who follows in her nomination footsteps, Samuel Alito. Something tells me he’ll get coverage.— Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week • Days after Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan committed “suicide” in his Damascus office, a U.N. investigative report implicated Syria in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. • Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi was arrested in Quetta and got to look forward to Pakistani interrogation. • New York City spent a frenetic weekend watching the subways after a bombing threat, providing yet another fertile stomping ground for a frenetic Geraldo Rivera in Levi’s. • A 27-year-old woman and outspoken critic of regional warlords, Malalai Joya, handily won a seat in Afghanistan’s new parliament. • The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was discovered in Britain, bringing a whole new dastardly dimension to Monty Python’s parrot sketch.last_img read more