open innovation

NUI Galway to host free lecture on open innovation

NUI Galway will hold a number of free events on the topic of open innovation that will benefit those involved in start-ups, established businesses, government bodies and policy making. The events comprise of  an Innovation Lecture and three Master Classes which will be delivered by Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, University of Hasselt, […]

PhoneWatch job announcement

PhoneWatch to create over 200 jobs nationwide

PhoneWatch job announcement! Up to 230 jobs are to be created by PhoneWatch, the security company. The company will open new offices in Dublin and Cork, as well as in 10 regional centres across the country. The company has said that it will begin recruiting immediately for candidates in the areas of engineering, sales and […]

Goodbody Stockbrokers

Investment in Ireland shows record increase: Goodbody Stockbrokers

Goodbody Stockbrokers says that its optimistic predictions for economic growth in Ireland are based on the soaring levels of investment here. The firm has upgraded its domestic demand figures to 2.5 per cent in 2014 and 2.7 per cent in 2015 (up from previous forecasts of 1.5pc and 2.2pc, respectively). This is largely due to […]

IBEC report

IBEC report – Ireland’s economic growth exceeds expectations

A new IBEC report has painted the Irish economic recovery in an extremely positive light, with projections for sustained growth in employment, consumer spending and GDP for the remainder of 2014. The report revised its GDP projections based on an above-expected investment in the economy of 21.5 per cent (IBEC’s earlier prediction was 15.5 per […]

new jobs

Three companies to create a total of 500 new jobs in Ireland

Following on from recent announcements that Ireland’s unemployment rate has fallen and its tax yield increased over the last three months, there was further positivity as 500 new jobs were created across three companies. Ryanair has announced that it will generate up to 200 IT jobs in Dublin, specifically in the areas of technology, software […]

Report gives positive forecast for Irish SMEs

A survey carried out by Amarach research for AIB shows that three-quarters of Irish tech firms expect to take new staff on board this year. Optimism in the SME tech sector is currently running high, with 7 out of 10 companies posting an average increase in turnover of 30 per cent over last year. Further […]

Jobs Expo March 2014 – What’s on offer

We’ve got over a thousand roles on offer at Jobs Expo. The event gives you an exciting chance to meet employers and discuss job opportunities face to face. Read on to view a selection of the positions available* at our Jobs Expo events in Dublin and Belfast! And remember, Jobs Expo is a free admission […]

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. […]

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) […]

Canada

Working in Canada: Share what you know about it

Canada has proven to be one of the most popular locations for Irish emigrants over the past number of years. With some of the world’s most rugged natural beauty, bustling metropolitan city centres and – perhaps most crucially – a thriving jobs market, the country’s allure to those thinking about a move abroad looks set […]