74,000 tourism jobs in Ireland by 2020? Céad míle fáilte

Ireland could generate as many as 74,000 tourism jobs by 2020, industry insiders claim. The Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) estimates that Ireland would need around 10 million visitors per year in order to create and sustain such a level of employment in the tourism sector. But is this possible? Last year there were 7 million […]

tech market

Dublin to overtake London as Europe’s IT capital? Maybe…

Dublin is a small town compared to the vast metropolis of London. But when it comes to IT real estate, things are considerably closer than you might expect. The Irish Independent cites a Colliers International report which claims that the tech market in Dublin has been so successful in securing corporate property deals that it’s […]

breakfast briefings

Google to hold series of free breakfast briefings to help Irish SMEs

Irish consumers spent in the region of €3.7 billion online in 2012. Unfortunately, almost three-quarters of that sum went to websites based outside of Ireland. To help maximise the potential of their online presence, Google has announced that it will hold a series of free admission breakfast briefings to help Irish businesses understand how they […]

Emigrant Support Progamme – applications close on February 19

Organisations working with Irish emigrants can now apply for financial assistance via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Emigrant Support Programme (ESP), which has a resource pool of approximately €11.5 million for the year. Applications for the fund will close on February 19. ESP overview According to the Department of Foreign Affairs: ‘The programme provides financial […]

Forget the weather; the future’s looking bright for 2014

The recent spate of ill-weather may be a real dampener on Irish spirits, but it seems that the Irish economy’s prospects are somewhat brighter. According to a survey by Deloitte, 96 per cent of Ireland’s chief financial officers believe that the Irish economy has either returned to growth or will do so later in 2014. […]