Archives for September 2013 | Collins McNicholas

Footage of Our Big Day Out for Pieta House

Here is some great footage from our 250KM Challenge in aid of Pieta House that we successfully completed last week. Thanks to FreelanceIT for putting this together for us, and thanks to everyone who helped us on the day to complete the challenge and to those who donated to this great cause. The sun shone for us and a great day was had by all! https://vimeo.com/75303979    

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A Great Day for a Run…

The staff and friends of Collins McNicholas turned out in force on Friday 20th for our 250KM charity run in aid of Pieta House. Galwegians RFC were our hosts on the day, letting us make full use of their facilities to complete our challenge. We would like to thank the following local businesses who all contributed on the day: Supermacs, Merlin Park Spar, Ballybrit Dunnes Stores, Briarhill Joyce’s Supermarket, Tuam Anchor Safety, Briarhill Coffee Heaven, Briarhill Galwegians RFC The Connacht Hotel And to our friends who helped on the day: Karen Roberts Maggie Kelly Paul Thornton Derek Kelly Gary Sice Brian Steede Siobhan O’Connor Joan Higgins Fintan Forde Brian Silke We managed to clock up an impressive 270Km between us on what turned out to be a lovely afternoon and we have raised a considerable amount for Pieta House, with donations still coming in. If you would like to contribute to this great cause, please visit http://www.mycharity.ie/event/collins_mcnicholas_250km_challenge_galway to make a donation. For more information on the work Pieta House does to help combat suicide, please visit http://www.pieta.ie  ...

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Collins McNicholas Charity Run for Pieta House

Please Note – The venue for this event has changed to the Galwegians Rugby Football Club on the Dublin Road at 2.30pm on Friday the 20th September. All are welcome to join us as we clock up 250Km in aid of Pieta House. Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so by clicking on http://www.mycharity.ie/event/collins_mcnicholas_250km_challenge_galway We are all looking forward to making this event a great success for Pieta House and Thank You all for your support....

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Science & Pharmaceutical Jobs – Advice for Graduates

The science and pharmaceutical industry has been one of the major contributors to the growth of the Irish economy. According to IDA Ireland, Life Science companies located in Ireland in the areas of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics, employ approximately 47,000 people in a variety of activities. The Irish Pharmacy & Healthcare Association reported that the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland comprises of a mix of international and local companies. Nine of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies have plants situated in Ireland. The life sciences industry has contributed considerably to Irish exports. How can I get a job in science, research and development? To secure work in the scientific field, technical ability and a passion for your chosen area are prerequisites. Employers are interested in hiring people who have good interpersonal skills, technically & academically strong, who are ambitious and who strive to get the job done to the best of their ability. A number of the major employers have Graduate Development Programs in-house. What are the different areas of work? Jobs are available for science graduates in a wide range of areas. Recent years have seen growth in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices industries. The pharmachemical industry in Ireland is dominated by global multinational companies. Many of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world have now established facilities in Ireland. Over half of the people employed in Ireland’s pharmachemical industry are third-level graduates. Other employers of science graduates are the medical devices, diagnostics and biotechnology industry. The food industry is Ireland’s single largest indigenous industry and also involves many multinationals. There are also opportunities in the...

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Collins McNicholas are delighted to announce their 250Km Charity run in aid of Pieta House

Collins McNicholas are proud to be holding a 250Km charity run in aid of Pieta House on Friday 20th September at the Galway Greyhound Stadium from 2.30 p.m. All are welcome to come and cheer us on or to help us reach our goal. Staff and clients of Collins McNicholas have pledged to walk the distance to raise vital funds for this worthy national charity. Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded by psychologist Joan Freeman. It first opened its doors in Lucan, Co. Dublin in January 2006, and there are now four Pieta House centres throughout Dublin, one in Limerick and one in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Three new centres will open in 2013 in Tuam, Cork and Castleisland.  Pieta House provides a professional, face-to-face, free of charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress. The unique clinically-based model developed by Pieta House is used across its five centres. Pieta House’s primary aim is to reduce suicide by helping people get through that critical phase when suicide becomes a plan rather than just an idea. Speaking on behalf of Collins McNicholas, Colman Collins, Managing Director said ‘the selection of a charity to donate the proceedings from our event was not an easy task however the work carried out by Pieta House in this current challenging environment is crucial as many families are feeling the brunt of difficult times so need support, guidance and someone to share the burden of the load they are carrying’.  It is encouraging that Pieta House’s vision is that no-one in Ireland should be more than 100 kilometres from...

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