1 March

Construction Project Management - Success Stories

"The Construction Project Management course that I recently completed is in my opinion very detailed and excellently drafted. I enjoyed every module and found them very broad. I feel that by including and highlighting how project management skills can be utilised in different industries really enhanced the course.   Personally I enjoyed the negotiation module and discovered that this aspect of project management to be really…

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23 February

Joan Flanagan, Education Officer at European Commission and Harry O'Connor, Deputy Head of Office at European Parliament, guest speakers for PR class

Fitzwilliam Institute's Part-time Diploma in Public Relations class had 2 special guests this week. Joan Flanagan, Education Officer at European Commission and Harry O Connor, Deputy Head of Office at European Parliament talked to Fitzwilliam Institute's PR students about the the two European institutions. Joan Flanagan, Education Officer at European Commission The Commission represents and upholds the interests of the EU as a whole, and is…

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18 November

Jobless rate predicted to fall below 7% by end of 2017

The forecast is one of the main themes in the latest economic outlook bulletin from financial think-tank the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), which was published this morning. The positive outlook on the jobs front — the ESRI predicts just over two million of the adult population will be in work by the end of this year — comes despite the think-tank marginally decreasing its…

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24 October

Interested in Event Management? You must see these stats

The events industry remains a huge business. A recent research shows that: More than 1.3 million events took place in Ireland and the UK in 2015 …attended by 116.1 million people …at more than 10,000 venues across Ireland and the UK. These events accounted for a spend of just under £40 billion …and occupied the equivalent of more than 6,000 football pitches. With conferences, meetings, trade…

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7 October

This Robot May Be Perfect for Lazy People Who Hate Cooking

I feel like an anomaly among my fellow New York millennials in that I actually enjoy cooking my own meals. For many people, it's always, "I never have time," which usually means a leftover salad that's now wilted, lunch from the place downstairs or a Seamless delivery. I take pride in the fact that I can feed myself healthy meals, and it's actually helped in my…

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7 October

Can Google's Pixel give the iPhone a run for its money?

Google officially became a hardware company on Tuesday. Not only did the company announce new Pixel phones (RIP Nexus), but the company also provided pricing and release dates for Google Home, its Amazon Echo killer, unveiled its mobile VR headset called Daydream View, Google Wi-Fi network extenders and Chromecast Ultra. See? A lot of hardware.   Joining me this week's MashTalk is Deputy Tech Editor Damon…

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9 September

What is the future of journalism? Back the smart people

From phoning in your copy in the 1990s, to Facebook Instant Articles today, the media landscape is shifting. Where it goes is hard to pin down, but the general theme is a need for constant re-evaluation. Who could have predicted 20 years ago that tiny blocks of lights, sound and Gorilla Glass, in the pocket of almost everybody on your street, would be distributing news in…

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9 September

Hundreds of jobs announced in bumper week of activity

Over 400 jobs were announced this week, with Leitrim the main beneficiary after VistaMed’s creation of a 163-strong facility at Carrick-on-Shannon. Leitrim, Limerick, Lisburn, Galway, Mayo and Dublin all benefitted from a raft of new jobs announcements this week, with Fitbit and VistaMed delivering the more eye-catching developments. A €10m investment in a new 45,000sq ft state-of-the-art R&D facility in Leitrim will see VistaMed, already the largest employer in…

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2 September

Wearable tech giant Fitbit plans to create up to 100 new jobs in Dublin

Health and fitness band maker Fitbit is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, with plans to employ 50 people this year and up to 100 employees by the end of 2017. Fitbit’s new Dublin office will be headed by managing director Des Power, a seasoned tech executive, and will provide targeted support to the millions of Fitbit users across the EMEA region. The office will…

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2 September

5 Content Strategies That Will Always Work

According to a recent survey by Demand Gen Report, 47 percent of B2B buyers consume three to five content pieces before engaging with a salesperson. Yet, more than 70 percent of marketers lack a consistent or integrated content strategy. What about you? Are you part of that statistic? If so, you’re not just leaving money on the table - you’re practically handing it to your competitors. The…

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