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A new space dedicated to business and employment services has opened in the foyer of Gorey Library as part of the national Work Matters library service.
The Work Matters space was officially launched last Wednesday by Cllr Pip Breen who quickly stepped in on behalf of Gorey Municipal District chairman Cllr John Hegarty who could not make the event.
After the launch, Mintel Ireland gave a talk on Work Matters and ‘Events Tourism in Ireland’. Report expert Emma McGeown examined the events sector and its impact on tourism and Irish economy.
In his speech, Cllr Breen said there will be additional investment in ICT infrastructure this year and this will mean that the Work Matters service will be enhanced further during the coming months. He encouraged everyone to continue to come to Gorey Library to use the facility and avail of the research expertise of library staff.
‘Those present said that Work Matters is a valuable addition to the services Gorey Library offers,’ said librarian Dearbhla Ni Laighin. ‘The business and employment events that are hosted are proving popular.’
Work Matters offer a free public work space, free WiFi, internet and printing facilities, while also offering a social dimension.
‘This can help overcome the social isolation that people working from home or as a solo start up can experience,’ said Dearbhla. ‘It can also offer networking opportunities.’
Gorey Library hope the Work Matters space will prove popular with the community of entrepreneurs and will offer an alternative meeting venue.
County librarian Eileen Morrissey, Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin, Cllr Pip Breen, co-ordinator Nicola McGrath and executive librarian Dearbhla Ni Laighin.
Catherine Duggan, John Nangle and Cllr Joe Sullivan.