Central Bank bulletin

Irish economy to grow by 2.1% in 2014: Central Bank bulletin

The Irish economy is predicted to grow at a slightly higher rate than previously expected, according to the first quarterly Central Bank bulletin of the year. The forecast of 2.1 per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a revision on the 2 per cent growth anticipated by the bank’s last bulletin. An increase […]

entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Forum opens discussion on tax change

A key place in any discussion on job creation in Ireland must be reserved for entrepreneurship, and the conditions it needs if it is to properly flourish. ‘Two thirds of all new jobs come from start-up businesses in the first five years of their existence,’ said Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at a recent event. […]

DoneDealJobs

DoneDealJobs unveiled as headline sponsor of Jobs Expo, spring 2014

Jobs Expo is delighted to announce that DoneDealJobs will be the headline sponsor for Jobs Expo, Dublin 2014. A sister site of DoneDeal.ie – Ireland’s largest classifieds website – DoneDealsJobs aims to offer an easy-to-use platform and a much more affordable method of recruiting for all companies, from small local businesses to large global companies. […]

job outlook

Ireland set to become third-fastest growing economy in Europe in 2014

Goodbody Stockbrokers has predicted that Ireland will be the third-fastest growing economy in Europe for 2014. The stockbroking firm estimates that gross domestic produce will increase by 2.6 per cent. The firm’s optimistic forecast is based on emerging trends in 2013. ‘The phrase “the devil is in the detail” is particularly apt when looking at […]

job creation

Enterprise Ireland report: job creation figures at a ten-year high

Ireland enjoyed a net growth of over 5,000 jobs in 2013, an Enterprise Ireland report has announced. The government job creation agency’s end-of-year report recorded over 18,000 new jobs. However, taking the number of job losses (12,591) into consideration, the jobs surplus was 5,442. Drop in unemployment The announcement follows on from the Central Statistics […]

tourism

Tourism industry in Ireland to create up to 8,000 jobs

The Irish tourism industry could create as many as 8,000 jobs in 2014, according to Fáilte Ireland. Confidence in the industry is high given the nationwide success of The Gathering initiative. As a result, some 68 per cent of tourism operators had a positive outlook on the year ahead (compared with just 48 per cent […]

manufacturing

Retailers and manufacturers quietly optimistic about 2014

For many people the new year represents a chance to start afresh, but going by recent reports, the Irish manufacturing sector will be happy to maintain the significant progress it’s made of late. That’s because the sector recorded further growth in December – the seventh month in succession. The latest Investec purchasing managers index (PMI) […]