TWENTY-five new jobs are being created by a facility management company in Loughrea, Co Galway.
Neylon Maintenance is building a €1m software support centre in the east Galway town to facilitate the development and distribution of new software Flex FMS. Headquartered in Loughrea, Neylon Maintenance currently employs 276 people nationwide.
AOIBHINN LOSES LAPTOP
RTE presenter Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain has made a desperate plea for help in finding a laptop she lost at a maths event at UCD.
The 'Science Squad' presenter – and girlfriend of 'Late Late' host Ryan Tubridy – was a guest speaker at the Mathsfest conference for secondary school teachers when she misplaced the computer that has her PhD work on it. She took to Twitter last night to ask her almost 7,000 followers for help in finding the computer saying: "I've lost my laptop and last had it at Mathsfest in UCD yesterday. Grey laptop case and Acer inside. Would be great to get it back (phd on it)." The plea for help was re-tweeted more than 170 times.
CLUTTER 'A FIRE HAZARD'
HOMEowners are being advised to de-clutter their properties to avoid a potential fire hazard.
A survey by AA Ireland found that we are a nation or hoarders, with 69pc of men and 59pc of women admitting they don't like to throw things away. However, the insurer warned that, as we approach a high-risk time of year for house fires, clutter can impede a safe escape. In 2012, there were 28 fatalities as a result of fires; 16 of these occurred during the winter months.
2,000 RUN FOR LIFE
MORE than 2,000 people took part in the Run for Life yesterday in aid of the Solas Centre in Waterford.
All of the funds raised go towards the Solas Centre, which provides cancer support services for those affected by cancer, their families and their carers. Chairman of the South Eastern Cancer Foundation, Dr Brian Creedon, said: "Our goal is and will always remain to provide the best cancer support services to those who have been diagnosed with cancer."
FATHER OF BISHOP DIES
THE father of Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy died at the weekend. Maurice Leahy, a native of west Kerry in his early 90s, passed away peacefully on Saturday night.
He was among the more than 1,000 people that attended his son's ordination last April.