Ireland to bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Ireland are to start their bidding campaign in September to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

It is estimated that it could contribute just under €1bn euro to the local economy……worth a shot!

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Business news Thursday November 6th

Boylesports seeking takeover in the UK as a form of inorganic business expansion

Amazon to creat 300 new jobs in Dublin

Oil prices fall as global demand declines

Irish services sector is still growing

New Irish Court of Appeal has opened its door for business

M & S increases profits in the Irish market

Small business of the week: V12 pre-mixed protein drinks V12  protein drinks

V12 Shots

What it does: protein shots for athletes

Why it works: ”V12 is more competitive on pricing and more convenient because it can be consumed comfortably in a minute. It provides the significant protein boost without the additional volume of liquid or calories that the other supplements have – Ciaran Greenwood, founder

Source: Independent.ie, businesspost.ie

JC & LC Christmas Exam Timetables

Timetables for the 3rd & 6th Year Christmas Exams are now available.

JC Christmas Exam Timetable 2014

LC Christmas Exam Timetable 2014

BSTAI Junior Cert Student Awards 2014

Congratulations to Derek Burns and Mark Benson on receiving a BSTAI Junior Cert Award for achieving a grade ‘A’ in Junior Certificate Business Studies in June 2014 exams. This result places them in the top ten percent of total number of students who sat Business Studies this year. The awards ceremony took place tonight in NUI Galway at 7pm.

Continue reading ‘BSTAI Junior Cert Student Awards 2014′

Budget 2015 political or economical?

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Budget Day

Today will see Minister for Finance Michael Noonan deliver the Irish National Budget. Government have to find a saving of €2bn this year compared to last year when they had to save €3.5bn on their current expenditure.  It will be interesting to see if the USC will be reduced and how excise duties and VAT will be hit. There is a need for increased economic growth and an improvement in the employment rate, therefore decisions made should target each of these indicators. Full coverage on RTE today from 1.30pm.

Industrial Relations in Action

Both Secondary Teachers Unions in Ireland (ASTI & TUI) have voted in favour of strike action ( official industrial relations action), in opposition to the replacement of the new Junior cycle. Unions are set to meet with education minister Jan O’ Sullivan at the end of November to discuss the issue further. For all you senior business students this trade dispute comes under the Industrial Relations Act 1990.

Pictured: Education Minister Jan O’ SullivanEducation Minister


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