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Money and progress critical for ambitious Irish millennials

    Money and progress critical for ambitious Irish millennials

EngageSmith has announced its EngageSmith Millennial Workplace Survey that tracks Irish millennials’ attitudes to work and career on a quarterly basis. This is the first edition of the new survey and reveals that 62% of Irish millennials view career progression opportunities as the most important factor in the workplace, while 57% see salary as most critical, bucking […]

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40 new roles at Queens Uni as EU puts €9m into major energy hub

    40 new roles at Queens Uni as EU puts €9m into major energy hub

A new ‘virtual centre of competence’ is being created at Queens University in Belfast, after the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme pumped money into further bioenergy research. Billed with supporting cross-border research into bioenergy and marine-based renewable energy sources, the hub will see the creation of 40 new roles.
The €9.3m project will focus on heat, biogas […]

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SFA criticises recommendation for 30c increase in minimum wage

    SFA criticises recommendation for 30c increase in minimum wage

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has criticised the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission for the National Minimum Wage to increase to €9.55 per hour.
Linda Barry, SFA Acting Director, stated: “Two-thirds of SFA members plan to give pay rises this year, but increases will be based on the performance of the individual worker and the […]

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Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland

    Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland

Shopify Inc., the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses came to Galway two years ago to establish a strong and robust support team in Ireland. Known as “Gurus,” Shopify’s Irish support staff are all remote workers, meaning they can work wherever they want.
Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise […]

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Zendesk plans to expand team to 500 staff in Ireland

    Zendesk plans to expand team to 500 staff in Ireland

Zendesk has announced that it is looking to hire an additional 300 staff and has agreed a lease to expand into 55 Charlemont Place in 2018, taking over 58,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space in Dublin for its EMEA HQ following a significant growth of the local team. The announcement is supported by […]

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Sharp increase in jobs saved through examinership

    Sharp increase in jobs saved through examinership

New data released to mark the end of the second quarter of 2017 has shown a sharp increase in jobs protected in examinership cases as businesses in Ireland face increasing uncertainty. The latest Baker Tilly Hughes Blake Examinership Index revealed that 112 jobs were saved through the examinership corporate recovery mechanism in the second quarter […]

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Newly accredited financial services apprenticeship announced

    Newly accredited financial services apprenticeship announced

Financial Services Ireland (FSI) and the National College of Ireland (NCI) has announced two newly accredited International Financial Services paid apprenticeship schemes, aimed at both graduates and experienced professionals alike. There schemes will be two years in duration, with 80 spaces available and will begin in September this year.
Welcoming today’s announcement, Marc Coleman, Director of […]

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Dublin Living Wage Initiative launched

    Dublin Living Wage Initiative launched

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, has launched the Dublin City Council Living Wage Initiative at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin. The initiative recognises businesses which pay a Living Wage of €11.50 per hour, to their permanent employees, by granting them permission to display a Dublin Living Wage Plaque at the entrance to their […]

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Jobs gap closes but recovery remains uneven

    Jobs gap closes but recovery remains uneven

According to the OECD Employment Outlook 2017, the job market continues to improve in the OECD area, with the employment rate finally returning to pre-crisis levels. However, people on low and middle incomes have seen their wages stagnate and the share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen, contributing to rising inequality and concerns that top earners […]

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Northern Trust to add up to 400 new jobs in Limerick over next five years

    Northern Trust to add up to 400 new jobs in Limerick over next five years

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Northern Trust have announced that the company is to further expand its operations in Limerick by adding up to 400 new jobs over the next five years.
The expansion is supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland and […]

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Pure Telecom’s €1.75m deal enables DSM to create 15 jobs

    Pure Telecom’s €1.75m deal enables DSM to create 15 jobs

Pure Telecom has announced it has signed a €1.75 million two-year deal with sales agency DSM. The deal will allow DSM to recruit 15 sales representatives, who will be tasked with growing Pure Telecom’s business across the country, with a particular focus on rural Ireland.
Pure Telecom has agreements with several of Ireland’s major wholesale telecoms […]

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Smartbox to add 100 Dublin jobs

    Smartbox to add 100 Dublin jobs

Experience gift market company Smartbox group is set to create 100 new jobs as part of future growth in its Dublin office. Additionally, the company announced its acquisition of Odisseias, a gift experience company in Portugal with 75% market share.
The roles at the Talbot Street location will focus on areas including research and development, customer […]

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Over 600 jobs announced and €300m invested in Ireland in past seven days

    Over 600 jobs announced and €300m invested in Ireland in past seven days

Martin Shanahan, CEO at IDA Ireland who is currently meeting with IDA clients in India said: “This has been a remarkable week for foreign direct investment across Ireland. It is hugely encouraging to see that the flow of multinational companies choosing Sligo, Carlow, Cork and Dublin as their destinations of choice has continued, despite global […]

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Regatta Great Outdoors announces 100 new jobs

    Regatta Great Outdoors announces 100 new jobs

Outdoor clothing company Regatta Great Outdoors has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Ireland with the opening of several new stores nationwide including key locations in Galway, Dublin and Waterford. This expansion sees Regatta Great Outdoors set to become a prominent household name across Ireland as the company has reported multi-million turnovers in […]

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Grant Thornton launches new Centre of Excellence

    Grant Thornton launches new Centre of Excellence

Grant Thornton has announced it is to create 250 new jobs across all areas of its business operations in Ireland. A significant number of the new posts will be in its Centre of Excellence, which provides a new framework for the delivery of global compliance and reporting services, from its base in Ireland.
Welcoming the announcement […]

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MSD Ireland announces 330 new jobs and €280m investment in Carlow and Cork

    MSD Ireland announces 330 new jobs and €280m investment in Carlow and Cork

MSD has announced it will create 330 new jobs and invest €280 million over the next three years at two of its Irish manufacturing sites. The new jobs, which will be created in Carlow and Cork, are as a result of increased global demand for MSD’s medicines and vaccines produced in Ireland, while the investment […]

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Regional enterprise development fund open for applications

    Regional enterprise development fund open for applications

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen TD have launched a new Regional Enterprise Development Fund of up to €60 million.
This competitive funding has been provided by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland and is a key action to support […]

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Accenture launches virtual ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’

    Accenture launches virtual ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’

Accenture has launched its ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’, which aims to equip 10,000 young people by helping them gain the skills to get a job or build a business. Launched in partnership with the Department of Social Protection, the Academy is a free, interactive online training programme, developed to give those aged 15-24 the skills […]

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OpenJaw Technologies to double workforce

    OpenJaw Technologies to double workforce

Irish travel software company OpenJaw Technologies has announced plans to double its global workforce from 230 to 450 employees in the next three years, with at least 50 of the jobs being located at the company’s offices in Dublin and Galway.
The jobs announcement was made at OpenJaw’s travel retailing summit at Dublin’s Mansion House, a […]

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Irish business model leads to exceptional jobs growth in Q1

    Irish business model leads to exceptional jobs growth in Q1

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, welcomed today’s exceptionally strong jobs numbers published by the CSO as a sign of the strength and substance behind our business model and that the economy was weathering Brexit uncertainty very well. Worries that weaker than expected income tax receipts signalled a slowdown in employment growth will be […]

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25 new software and tech jobs for Drogheda

    25 new software and tech jobs for Drogheda

Fintech software company Aphix Software has announced the creation of 25 new jobs at its Drogheda base. The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland are across many areas of the business to include customer success, software engineering and development. Recruitment has begun with all positions to be filled over the […]

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Leading privacy lawyer joins FP Logue

    Leading privacy lawyer joins FP Logue

FP Logue Solicitors has announced that Dr TJ McIntyre has joined the firm as a consultant. TJ is a solicitor and a lecturer in law at University College Dublin specialising in information technology and privacy issues. Recognised as one of Ireland’s leading experts in his field, TJ has advised a range of public and private […]

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EngageSmith creates 20 jobs with €400K investment

    EngageSmith creates 20 jobs with €400K investment

Millennial training company EngageSmith has announced it will create 20 new jobs by the end of 2019 as it develops its range of training and e-learning products to respond to the growing demand for millennial training in organisations. The announcement follows a €400,000 injection of private funding in the company, which will enable the creation of the […]

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Ministers Bruton and Halligan welcome second call for new apprenticeship proposals

    Ministers Bruton and Halligan welcome second call for new apprenticeship proposals

The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and the Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation John Halligan has welcomed the opening of the Apprenticeship Council’s second call for new apprenticeship proposals.
Minister Bruton and Minister Halligan have called on employers to come forward with apprenticeship proposals. For companies, the skills that will be […]

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Bring capital beyond the capital – Financial Services Ireland

    Bring capital beyond the capital – Financial Services Ireland

A recently-held conference in Limerick for local business leaders, hosted by Financial Services Ireland (FSI), explored how the Mid-West can become a finance hub, if the objectives of the Government’s International Financial Services (IFS2020) strategy are realised and if regions get their fair share of economic growth post-Brexit.
Speakers at the conference, Making the Mid-West a […]

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4,000 jobs to be added by 2020 – Irish Medtech Association

    4,000 jobs to be added by 2020 – Irish Medtech Association

The Government must invest in new technologies and skills to reap the benefits from advances in manufacturing, or get left behind as the UK and US fight for manufacturing investment and jobs. According to a new report by the Irish Medtech Association Skillnet and Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group representing the sector, Ireland is […]

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Globoforce Dublin headquarters expansion to create 100 jobs

    Globoforce Dublin headquarters expansion to create 100 jobs

Social recognition solutions company Globoforce has unveiled its new 45,000 sq ft Dublin headquarters at Park West, Dublin 12 and announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years. Recruitment is underway for the first phase of the jobs and 50 of these positions are expected to be filled within the next year.
The […]

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Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

    Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

Esri Ireland has announced it will create 35 new jobs over the next two-and-a-half years to support its goal of becoming a €10 million business by 2020. This will bring the total number employed by Esri Ireland to 85. The majority of new employees will be based in Dublin, while some will operate out of […]

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Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

    Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

On Wednesday, 26th April 2017 Cope Foundation, an organisation providing support and services to 2,350 people with intellectual disability and/or autism in 65 locations across Cork City and County, will participate in and launch the ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’ as part of the National Job Shadow Week, in conjunction with the Irish Association Of […]

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Citrix to create 150 new Dublin jobs

    Citrix to create 150 new Dublin jobs

Citrix has announced that it will create 150 new jobs as part of an expansion drive at its Dublin office, which is based in East Point Business Park, adding 26,000 square feet of office space to the current footprint. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The job […]

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Diaceutics announces 30 jobs on back of 60% revenue growth

    Diaceutics announces 30 jobs on back of 60% revenue growth

Irish data insights and solutions company Diaceutics has announces 30 new jobs which will facilitate further international growth for Diaceutics and allow it to expand its presence in all of its key markets including the US, Europe, Asia and South America.
Diaceutics allows pharmaceutical companies to reach more patients that need to be on specific – […]

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300 new jobs announced at Chopped

    300 new jobs announced at Chopped

Health food chain Chopped is set to open 20 new stores in Wicklow, Cork, Waterford and Dublin, creating over 300 new jobs. A further 110 jobs will be created in the UK as the company opens six new stores across the water. The new outlets – which will be a mix of wholly owned and […]

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20 new jobs at Windsor Motor Group

    20 new jobs at Windsor Motor Group

Windsor Motor Group has announced the appointment of Peter Nicholson as its new managing director and the creation of 20 new jobs with the opening of a new dealership in Dublin, its 15th nationwide. The group, which has an annual turnover of €200 million, now employs more than 300 people at its dealerships across the […]

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FundRock opens new Dublin office

    FundRock opens new Dublin office

FundRock Management Company S.A., a leading independent UCITS Fund Management Company and AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager), has opened its new office in Dublin and has also announced that it plans to hire up to 20 people by the end of 2019. The new office is part of FundRock’s growing presence in three of the […]

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Cork start-up programme IGNITE to double capacity

    Cork start-up programme IGNITE to double capacity

Cork start-up programme IGNITE has officially announced it is to double capacity. Speaking this week in UCC’s Western Gateway Building at the IGNITE Open Evening for prospective applicants to the IGNITE 2017/18 programme, IGNITE Director, Eamon Curtin said: “This is an exciting time for IGNITE.  Based on our track record of start-up success we can […]

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60 new jobs announced for Cork region

    60 new jobs announced for Cork region

Enterprise Ireland has announced the creation of 60 new jobs for the Cork region through six of its client companies – Aventamed based in the Rubicon Centre, Cork; Coolmore Foods based in Bandon; EviView based in South Mall, Cork; Intelligent Implants based in central Cork; Rinocloud based in central Cork and Velona Systems based on […]

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365 jobs announced at Version 1

    365 jobs announced at Version 1

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced today that IT services company, Version 1, will be creating 365 IT services jobs over the next three years at its base in Dublin’s city centre. The jobs will be in the areas of ERP, systems integration, cloud and data analytics. Version 1 is aiming to fill 100 positions […]

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Economic growth outlook impressive despite Brexit effects

    Economic growth outlook impressive despite Brexit effects

Ibec’s new Q1 Quarterly Economic Outlook forecasts growth of 3.1% for 2017 and 2.8% in 2018. Strong improvements in consumer spending and investment are the key drivers behind this growth, but Brexit related trading challenges will weaken export growth.

Ibec’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs Fergal O’Brien stated: “The Irish economy is now in a […]

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60% of Irish project management leaders fear skills shortage ahead of Brexit

    60% of Irish project management leaders fear skills shortage ahead of Brexit

Project management (PM) leaders fear a Brexit skills shortage, according to a survey by the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI). The findings on the potential implications of Brexit for Ireland revealed 60% of those surveyed said there are not enough experienced Irish project and programme managers to fulfil the country’s PM needs.
Concern for […]

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Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

    Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

Technology company Damovo has announced 30 new roles at its Global Services Centre in Dublin. Recruitment is underway for the roles in project management, project co-ordinators and Avaya technical support.
Damovo offers unified communications and collaboration solutions, enterprise networks, contact centres and global IT managed services. It established in 2001 and currently employs 40 people at […]

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Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

    Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has launched Vodafone and SIRO’s national Gigabit Hub Initiative, which aims to spark a digital transformation in 15 towns across Ireland. A first of its kind, the companies will offer a 1 Gigabit broadband connection to qualifying business, technology and start up hubs free of charge […]

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Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

    Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

According to a study by PwC, robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s. However, the report also predicted that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear and that automation could create more wealth and additional jobs elsewhere in the economy.
Jobs in manufacturing and retail […]

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Boulder Media to expand Dublin studio

    Boulder Media to expand Dublin studio

Boulder Media, which was acquired in 2016 by Hasbro, Inc, is adding several new animation positions to its operations in Dublin. To house the expanded team, Boulder Media will be relocating to a larger studio space in the summer.
The Studio, which currently employs a crew of 160, is significantly ramping up its hiring to support […]

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22 Ulster Bank branches to close in Republic

    22 Ulster Bank branches to close in Republic

As part of a major restructuring of the business, Ulster Bank has announced it will close 22 of its branches in the Republic by the end of September. The restructuring will also result in 220 redundancies and approximately 8% of its workforce leaving the business.
Staff were informed of the bank’s plans on Thursday and have […]

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New jobs for Dublin and Cork

    New jobs for Dublin and Cork

Ecommerce firm eShopWorld has announced it will create up to 250 new high-end jobs over the next three years. The announcement coincided with the official opening of its global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords, Co. Dublin by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton.
The jobs announcement is part of a €25 million investment […]

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FinTech company to create 200 jobs in Dublin

    FinTech company to create 200 jobs in Dublin

Fenergo, a provider of Client Lifecycle Management software solutions for investment, corporate and private banks, has announced the creation of 200 new jobs, bringing its total global employee base to 500.
The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, are across many areas of the business and will begin immediately with all […]

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Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland launch roadshow for female entrepreneurs

    Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland launch roadshow for female entrepreneurs

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, has announced the second nationwide Fuelling Ambition “Steps to Success” roadshow targeting existing and potential female entrepreneurs.
The aim of the roadshow is to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs nationally by showcasing the ‘Steps to […]

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UK to trigger article 50 on March 29th

    UK to trigger article 50 on March 29th

British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union, on March 29th. The move will formally trigger Britain’s exit from the EU following a referendum in June last year.
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty sets out how an […]

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Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

    Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

A new study from PwC has reported that Brexit and digital technology will reshape the asset and wealth management industry, although only 10% are investing in digital. Among global companies in Ireland, the value of the asset and wealth management industry is about to hit a high of $5 trillion. Despite this, only a few […]

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Dell is best place to work, says Irish employees

    Dell is best place to work, says Irish employees

Job site Indeed has compiled a list of 25 companies to feature in ‘Best Places to Work in the Private Sector in Ireland’, with tech giant Dell coming out on top. The list was determined from the input of thousands of employee reviews. According to Marie Moynihan, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at […]

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SFA says fundamental reform of social welfare needed to make work pay

    SFA says fundamental reform of social welfare needed to make work pay

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has called for a complete review of the social welfare system to ensure that work always pays more than welfare. Linda Barry, SFA Assistant Director, stated: “Small businesses frequently encounter difficulties in getting people on social welfare to take up a job or increase their hours. These employers are effectively […]

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ICTU calls for action on executive salaries

    ICTU calls for action on executive salaries

A report from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has found that executive pay in some Irish private companies increased by up to 238% between 2009 and 2015, a period in which average hourly earnings increased by just 2% on a weekly basis. The ICTU is calling for reforms in relation to how executive […]

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Job losses at Nenagh plant

    Job losses at Nenagh plant

250 employees at the Coty plant in Nenagh are to lose their jobs when the multinational company closes its business in the town. Staff at the former Procter & Gamble site were called to a meeting last week, with the management shutting down production for the day. The company is expected to announce a phased […]

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Plans to transform Abbeyfeale convent into business hub

    Plans to transform Abbeyfeale convent into business hub

Abbeyfeale Community Council plans to transform the convent into a hub for new businesses and job creation, a community events hall and a visitor and heritage centre. If the community council’s plans go ahead, it could create a significant number of new jobs in the town as well as boosting Abbeyfeale’s attraction for tourism.
The community […]

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Tech firms unite to create €50m IT service operation

    Tech firms unite to create €50m IT service operation

Two Irish tech companies are joining forces to create a new €50m IT service operation. PlanNet21 Communications and Agile Networks have announced their plans to provide customers with a complete end-to-end portfolio of solutions including security, networks, wireless, unified communications and server storage. The move will be accompanied by a full-service offering ranging from Solution […]

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Operating profits at Aviva Ireland rise by 20%

    Operating profits at Aviva Ireland rise by 20%

Aviva Ireland has reported a 20% hike in operating profit for 2016 as it continues to turn around its financial performance following a major restructuring. The insurer said full-year profits rose climbed to €81.9 million last year from €68 million in 2015. The company’s general insurance business recorded a 19% rise in net written premium […]

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Irish small firms unaware of Brexit dangers

    Irish small firms unaware of Brexit dangers

Many Irish small- and medium-sized businesses are still unaware of the dangers posed to them by Brexit, according to a new report.
The report from the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, is calling for a nationwide campaign to highlight the risks, and of an “early warning system” to identify threatened sectors. It also calls […]

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Post offices to close and stamp cost to rise

    Post offices to close and stamp cost to rise

The Chief Executive of An Post, David McRedmond, has said that the cost of a national stamp is to rise from 72c to €1 and that some post offices will have to close as part of cost-savings measures.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Six One, Mr McRedmond said the increase is essential if there is to be a […]

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