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Irish emigrants are getting older, says visa firm

first_img Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ By News Highland – February 18, 2013 Pinterest News Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish emigrants are getting older, says visa firm Previous articleDerry police to crack down on illegal gaming machinesNext articleAthletics – National Indoor Titles For English & McLoone News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Emigrants are getting older according to a company that handles visas.Visafirst.com says the average age of visa applicants to its service has risen from 29 to 32.It has compiled figures for 2012 which show that one and a half times more men than women are leaving the country to seek work abroad.And Edwina Shanahan from Visa First says they are getting older too.”We had engineers in their 50s looking for jobs overseas and looking for placements – and I suppose typically those would have been people that you would have assumed will be fairly safe and fairly stabilised here in Ireland” she said.”But it’s changed a little bit now; people are looking for better opportunities overseas and a better way of life overseas”.”Really I suppose really it comes down to  is a little bit more cash flow at the end of the week once you’ve all the bills paid” she added. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

5 things YOU need to know about Warrens Bakery

first_imgBritish Baker profiles Cornwall-based Warrens Bakery and takes at look at the key areas where it excels.HERITAGE:Established in 1860, Warrens Bakery is the oldest bakery in Cornwall, the oldest Cornish pasty producer in the world and claims to be one of the original artisan bakers in the UK.NEW LOOK:Since 2013 the bakery chain has embarked on an ambitious refurbishment programme to give its estate of stores a new look. New chairman Mark Sullivan says the look is “contemporary heritage” and the aim of the company is to offer “affordable luxuries”. The chain experiences a huge uplift in sales (circa 30%) when it revamps a store.NEW PRODUCTS:Famous for its pasties, Warrens Bakery is not afraid of innovation, however, and is ably assisted in this by Jason Jobling, director and chief operating officer at the company. He recently developed a limited-edition mincemeat pasty for Christmas. The cocktail-sized pasties were filled with mincemeat and custard before being hand-crimped and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. The product was a huge success, with retailer interest and attention from as far away as Australia.BRAND CORNWALL:Quietly, the company has gone about building a portfolio of Cornish-related products thanks to Sullivan. It has links to the Cornish Sea Salt Company and, last year, Simply Cornish, the trade arm of Warrens, acquired the Cornish Crisp Company. A new launch of the crisps is due later this year and, together, the brands have a compelling Cornish provenance brand story.INSPIRATION:You can hear the chairman of Warrens Bakery talk about the journey of the brand in recent years – from store revamps to product development – at an upcoming British Baker online event. Sullivan is the keynote speaker on Insights from the Bakery Market Report. The event is being held on 4 March at 2pm. The event also includes a presentation by Amy Price, team co-ordinator, news and features, at Mintel on the bread and baked goods market. To register see www.bakeryinfo.co.uk/BMRlast_img read more

A few renos and four years later this Taringa home has sold for $470,000 more than its owners paid for it

first_imgStanley Tce, TaringaA FEW renovations and four years later this Taringa home has sold for $470,000 more than its owners originally paid for it.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe home at Stanley Terrace, Taringa sold under the hammer at auction for $1.34 million through Ben White of Place New Farm.Mr White said the owners paid $870,000 for the house four years ago and renovated it to sell. There were three registered bidders.“The buyer is from Melbourne, but originally from Queensland, and is moving back to Brisbane permanently,’’ Mr White said.The three-level, five-bedroom home is on a 835sq m block. It has double high ceilings and there is a fireplace with glass sliders which opens directly onto the rear deck.The kitchen has dark benchtops, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a glass splashback.last_img read more