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Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Mayo Renewable Power to create over 350 Jobs

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Mayo Renewable Power to create over 350 Jobs

Monday, June 08, 2015 

Mayo Renewable Power to create over 350 Jobs

US-backed Mayo Renewable Power is planning a €180 million electricity generating plant for Killala, the construction of which will create up to 350 jobs. It will be Ireland’s largest independent biomass power plant.

Building work is due to start immediately, for which the company has secured all the necessary planning permission and permits, and the facility should be operating commercially in 2017.

Construction group John Sisk & Son will build the plant and the project will create up to 350 jobs at its peak.

Another 30 full-time posts will be filled when the plant in Killala, opens in two years.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the development of the plant – which will be fueled by woodchip biomass and produce enough electricity to power 68,000 homes.

Much of the biomass fuel for the plant will initially be imported, but the plant will also take willow and miscanthus - fuel crops that can be grown by local farmers.

Mr. Kenny said more than 100 people will be employed indirectly in growing, harvesting, transport and other ancillary services associated with the plant. “This will offer a great opportunity to farmers in the region to grow biomass crops which require little maintenance and where they will have a ready market for sales.”

For all inquiries relating to jobs available in both the construction phase and plant operations click here.

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