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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.

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