NCBI has moved from Society Street to a lovely spacious new shop in
St. Michael's Square.
Volunteers and good quality bric-a-brac needed.
Contact Store Manager Emel Osman on 087-4101998 for more details
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Sat Sept 29th
Sun Sept 30th
On Fair Green in an area controlled stewarded & fenced off with access gates for entry & exit – all regularised & patrolled by security.
Mon Oct 1st
Tues Oct 2nd
Weds Oct 3rd
Thurs Oct 4th
Fri Oct 5th
Sat Oct 6th
Sun Oct 7th
Full programme all on St. Michael’s Square and on Dunlo & Main Street - with road closures in place.
Enet plans for high speed fibre network in Ballinasloe and Roscommon Town collapse as provision of rural broadband falls into chaos- Murphy
A major investment by enet to bring high-speed fibre networks to a number of towns including Ballinasloe and Roscommon Town have now also collapsed according to Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy.“This Government’s attitude to rural Ireland has been laid bare for all to see with the latest disaster to befall the National Broadband Plan and promises which were made to hundreds of thousands of citizens living in rural Ireland that it would roll out a National Broadband Plan have ended in abject failure.
“Following on from this disastrous announcement this week I made enquires as to the status of a separate multi million euro investment which was announced by enet last year
“I met with representatives of enet last year in Ballinasloe to discuss the multi million infrastructure investment of high speed broadband in a number of towns as part of the fibre direct initiative. The meeting took in Ballinasloe in September 2017. Ballinasloe, Manorhamilton and Roscommon Town were included in the initiative.
“Following the withdrawal of SSE from the National Broadband Plan I sought clarification as to whether the investment for Ballinasloe, Manorhamilton and Roscommon Town would still be proceeding as planned.
“However I have been informed that this investment was “paused in January 2018 following a commercial review” and a spokesperson for enet said this week that this project was not linked to the delivery of the NBP but it is simply outrageous- the provision of high speed broadband for rural living is coming apart at the seams.
“We appalling broadband connectivity in County Roscommon -A recent reply to my PQ to Minister Naughten shows that there are over 38,500 premises in County Roscommon of which almost half or 47% of premises are relying on the State led Intervention under the NBP. Some 12% of Roscommon premises are still due to receive high speed broadband under eir’s ongoing planned rural deployment. Figures for Galway show that there are over 134,000 premises in County Galway of which 29% of premises (c. 39,000) are relying on the NBP. The remaining 71% of premises (c. 95,000) will be served by commercial operators. 11% of Galway premises are still due to receive high speed broadband under eir’s planned rural deployment.
“Accessing quality broadband is a core requirement for small and medium sized businesses across the country. Let’s be clear the provision of quality broadband for rural Ireland is not a luxury, it is a matter of necessity for survival.
“The wheels have come off the entire National Broadband Plan. Since Minister Naughten took office in 2016, every façade of the Plan has been diminished and downgraded, and any opportunity to reduce the State’s involvement has been taken.
“How many years will it take to connect the 540,000 households and businesses?
A fully independent review of the Broadband Plan to date as was voted for by the Dáil last February needs to be delivered by Minister Naughten,” concluded Murphy
Ballinasloe Credit Union Ltd. was delighted to host a delegation of credit union leaders from East Africa on Tuesday 29h May. The delegation, representing credit union movements in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania, discussed best practice in day-to-day credit union operations, including marketing, governance and cooperation.
The delegation’s visit to Ireland was organised and hosted by the Irish League of Credit Unions International Development Foundation (ILCU Foundation), the charitable arm of the Irish credit union movement. The week-long study tour is taking place in partnership with the African Confederation of Cooperatives Savings and Credit Association. The visit incorporates a mix of workshops, training sessions and field visits to credit unions. During the visit to Ballinasloe credit union the staff shared experiences, information and guidance with the delegation. The discussions were very informative and the delegation now hopes to implement a lot of what they learned in their own credit unions.
The Irish credit union movement is one of the most popular credit union movements in the world, and other countries, especially those in the developing world, look to Ireland as they develop and strengthen their own respective movements.
Ausman Khatolwa, Director of Stima Credit Union, Kenya said the delegation was very grateful to Shane and Ballinasloe Credit Union. “We have learned a lot from the credit union so far in Ireland. There are lots of similarities with our movement in Kenya, but we have many challenges, so we appreciate the
opportunity to hear about the Irish credit union movement. The credit union is very important and they do fantastic work to support the community. I really admire how Ballinasloe and the neighbouring credit unions have a joint marketing strategy – this is true cooperation amongst cooperatives.”
Conor Dolan, Project Officer with the ILCU Foundation thanked Ballinasloe Credit Union for hosting the delegation and their hospitality. “These visits are a fantastic opportunity for the delegation to see and hear first-hand how a successful credit union operates. The Irish credit union movement is renowned the world over and this visit to Ballinasloe allowed the delegation to understand how credit unions are embedded within the community. This study visit is a valuable tool in knowledge sharing and it will allow the participants to identify strengths of credit unions in Ireland that can be used to further strengthen their own respective movements, all in accordance with the cooperative principles. On behalf of the ILCU Foundation I would like to express my sincere thanks to Ballinasloe credit union for hosting the delegation and for their continuous support of our work overseas.”
About the ILCU Foundation
The ILCU Foundation was set up in 1980 out of a responsibility to share the success of the Irish credit union movement with similar movements in the developing world. This mirrors the setting up of the Irish credit union movement when Nora Herlihy went to America to get help and support as
she and others went about developing credit unions in Ireland over 60 years ago. The aim of the ILCU Foundation is “to alleviate poverty in developing countries by supporting credit unions, their representative bodies and other co-operative type organisations as a means for socio-economic development through the provision of financial and technical assistance”. The ILCU Foundation is a registered charity and all administrative costs are met by the ILCU. Therefore all contributions go directly towards supporting the various projects.
For over 30 years Irish credit unions and their members have contributed to the ILCU Foundation in support of strengthening credit union movements in developing and low-income countries. In Ireland we know the value of the credit union and how it has helped - and continues to help - members, families and local communities throughout the country. The support provided to credit union movements in our partner countries includes: training and up-skilling credit union volunteers, directors and staff; improving the level and quality of services that credit unions provide to their members; developing and strengthening the partner country’s representative and support bodies and assisting these credit union movements to become self-sustainable.
The work of the ILCU Foundation in helping individuals to access financial services which in turn improves their livelihoods and benefits their families and indeed entire communities. Our work is a credit to the many credit unions and their members who support us.
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has said that the confirmation he has received from the HSE that no Trauma patients are now been accepted in Portiuncula is further putting lives at risk.In a recent parliamentary question reply the HSE have confirmed that as of the 2nd April 2018 they have implemented their “major-trauma by-pass protocol” in relation to Portiuncula University Hospital Ballinasloe Co Galway.
“The confirmation that Portiuncula Hospital A&E has basically been downgraded is damming news for the people of Galway and Roscommon. When Roscommon Hospital was downgraded and the A&E lost we were given a commitment that Portiuncula would be our emergency hospital in cases of Trauma.
“The people of Roscommon and East Galway were promised a comprehensive ambulance service and more investment in Portiuncula Hospital to ensure that we didn’t lose the ‘Golden Hour’ in relation to accidents and emergencies. We have no chance of delivering the sickest and most urgent patience to University Hospital Galway within the ‘Golden Hour’ from many parts of Roscommon and Galway. Therefore Portiuncula is a vital A&E for this area.
“The figures that I received last year in relation to ambulance turn around time are also very worrying as 21% of ambulances that arrive at UCHG take longer than 60 minutes to book in patients due to the back logs already experienced. The HSE’s decision that all trauma patients will now go to the already overwhelmed UCHG is another bad decision. Said Deputy Murphy
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Junior Sales & E Marketing Executive.
39 Hours per Week (minimum) Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm.
KPW is a long established Print Management Company based in the West of Ireland serving its customers for over 60 years. Due to our continued growth we have an immediate need for a Sales & E Marketing Executive to join our Sales Team. Reporting directly to the Sales & Marketing Manager and working closely with the existing key members of the sales group in particular, the successful candidate will be required to integrate quickly and efficiently and contribute fully to the dynamic of the department. The Role:
The Role will be predominantly based in our offices in Ballinasloe, but some direct face to face interaction with customers will be required from time to time.
Customer Care & Account Management.
Research client base to find new types of customers and engages with them accordingly with the objective of on boarding where possible.
Schedule appointments and meetings for Field Sales Representative and other members of the Sales Team as necessary.
Updating and ensuring accuracy of the CRM system to improve lead generation.
Lead generation and exploitation.
Assist in the production of all direct mailings to customers, and provide follow up support.
Assist the Senior Sales & E Marketing Executive, with the development and implementation of social media activities and have a direct input into the formulation of those strategies.
Working with the Sales & Marketing Manager to ensure the accurate and timely implementation of the Company marketing plan.
Weekly/Month reporting on activities.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Other tasks as may be required /assigned.
Business, Marketing or Relevant 3rd Level qualification.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook/Microsoft Exchange.
Flexible, strong execution skills and “can do” attitude.
High level of admin skills, with excellent attention to detail and report writing ability.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, pressurised yet highly team orientated environment.
Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of marketing and sales techniques.
Proven ability of working to targets and deadlines.
Experience in the print industry desirable but not essential.
Full Clean Drivers Licence essential.
Applications in writing with cover letter and CV to Darran Finnerty, Sales & Marketing Manager, KPW Print Management Poolboy Industrial Estate, Ballinasloe. Co. Galway. firstname.lastname@example.org
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