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jobs market

A round-up of the 2016 Irish jobs market

There has been good news and bad news for the Irish jobs market during the year. Since the shock Brexit result of 23 June 2016 there has been economic uncertainty in both the UK and Ireland. Given this, IBEC has revised its growth forecasts for the Irish economy. IBEC reduced their growth predictions for 2017 […]

Dublin, Luxembourg or Asia? Prudential looks to the post-Brexit future.

UK insurer Prudential may shift funds from its asset management business to Dublin or Luxembourg. The company is keen to maintain access to the European Union’s single market. The UK’s decision to leave the EU negatively impacted Prudential’s share price. However, chief executive Mike Wells is confident that the company can weather the UK’s exit from the […]

Kenny

Taoiseach Kenny prosposes all-Ireland Brexit forum and is rebuffed by NI’s Arlene Foster

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has proposed an all-Ireland forum to mitigate the negative effects of Brexit, but has met with a frosty reception from Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Foster said such a forum is unnecessary. She was in Dublin this Monday with members of the Northern Executive to attend a meeting of […]

easyJet

EasyJet to fly away from the UK?

EasyJet, the UK budget airline, may need to move company headquarters to a European city in response to last month’s shock Brexit result. The airline has applied for an air operator certificate from the European Union to continue using EU air routes if and when the UK formally withdraws from the block. “EasyJet is lobbying […]

EU

Brexit: threats and opportunities for Ireland

The UK’s shock Brexit result has created economic and political turmoil in Britain, with ramifications around the world. As it became clear that a slim majority of the British electorate had chosen to leave the EU, the value of the pound plummeted. David Cameron stepped down, and it wasn’t long before the knives were out for […]

financial services

Dublin may gain London’s top financial services jobs

Financial services job in London may be under threat after Brexit. This loss may be Dublin’s gain.  That the view of senior UK policy-makers after last week’s shock Brexit result, including Mark Boleat, Head of Policy for the City of London Corporation. Boleat has said that Ireland is an “attractive” choice for financial institutions, many […]