Free Event: Growing your Business in Changing Times

Free Event: Growing your Business in Changing Times

The DCU National Centre for Family Business will host a conference and networking event titled Growing your Business in Changing Times on October 24 at DCU Business School. There, enterprising families and Brexit will take centre stage. Growing your Business in Changing Times Attendees will head from two of Ireland’s growing enterprising families: Rosy Temple, Sales […]

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We welcome the Creative Institute to Corporate Training

We welcome the Creative Institute to Corporate Training

We are proud to welcome Tracy Aspel and her Creative Institute to Corporate Training. The Creative Institute specialises in communications, creative thinking and personal development. The Institute offers a variety of workshops and training courses. These include team building, using NLP in business and idea generation. They also offer bespoke training solutions sales, marketing and […]

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Banks need to face up to the challenges posed by fintech

Banks need to face up to the challenges posed by fintech

Financial technology, or fintech, is changing the ways we bank and interact with our financial institutions, says a report from PwC. Fintech, broadly speaking, is the use of technologies to solve customer problems or offer solutions in financial services. Online banking is an early example. As new fintech offerings become available, they change the way […]

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Irish firms offering upskilling and development to retain staff

Irish firms offering upskilling and development to retain staff

Four in five Irish organisations have experienced skills shortages in the past two years. As a result, business are increasing offering development opportunities and upskilling. That’s according to new research from CIPD Ireland, the professional body for HR and people development. Their report found that more than half (57 percent) of Irish businesses would offer […]

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Free ICT summer course for primary school teachers from MIC

Free ICT summer course for primary school teachers from MIC

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is offering a free summer course for primary school teachers. The course will help teachers integrate ICT and digital literacy as well as robotics into their practice. Critical thinking and problem solving for pupils Dr Maeve Liston, Director of Enterprise and Community Engagement MIC, said that the initiative aims to develop teachers’ […]

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Stripe buys entrepreneur knowledge website Indie Hackers

Stripe buys entrepreneur knowledge website Indie Hackers

E-payments giant Stripe has bought Indie Hackers, a knowledge-sharing site for entrepreneurs. Stripe is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world. It was recently valued at $9bn. In addition, Stripe’s staffing level is expected to soon reach 1,000 people. Sharing knowledge Courtland Allen founded Indie Hackers a year ago. The site allows […]

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Brexit may be an opportunity for Irish universities

Brexit may be an opportunity for Irish universities

Global education firm EduCo International Group has claimed that Brexit offers a major opportunity for Irish universities. The company plans to set up an Irish branch to attract international students. Dwindling number of international students in the UK The number of international students applying to UK colleges is falling. However, international applications to Irish universities […]

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2016 jobs market overview: the good, the bad and the ugly

2016 jobs market overview: the good, the bad and the ugly

There has been good news and bad news for the Irish jobs market during the year. Since Brexit there has been economic uncertainty in the UK and Ireland. Given this, IBEC has revised its growth forecasts for the Irish economy. IBEC reduced their growth projections for 2017 from 3.2% to 2.8%. Although many companies have […]

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Dublin may gain London’s top financial services jobs

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 […]

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Brexit: threats and opportunities for Ireland from shock European referendum

Brexit: threats and opportunities for Ireland from shock European referendum

The UK’s shock European referendum 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 Brexit, the value of the pound plummeted. David Cameron stepped down, and it wasn’t long before the knives were out for Labour’s […]

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Carlow’s new Walsh Distillery creates 55 jobs

Carlow’s new Walsh Distillery creates 55 jobs

Carlow’s new Walsh Distillery has created 55 new jobs for the county. The distillery is Carlow’s first whiskey-making facility in more than 200 years. The new €25m facility at Royal Oak will have the capacity to produce eight million bottles of whiskey annually. However, given the length of time needed to age whiskey, bottles produced […]

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Northern Ireland Science Park planning 5,000 new jobs

Northern Ireland Science Park planning 5,000 new jobs

The Northern Ireland Science Park will expand, add 5,000 new jobs and three new buildings. As a result, the NISP will grow by 1 million square feet. This is part of a ten-year plan for the technology hub, which also targets £100m investment. The NISP will also get a new name – Catalyst Inc. Norman Apsley, […]

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Kenny’s all-Ireland Brexit forum rebuffed by Foster

Kenny’s all-Ireland Brexit forum rebuffed by Foster

Enda Kenny’s proposed all-Ireland forum to mitigate Brexit fallout has met with a frosty reception from Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster. Foster has said that such a forum is unnecessary. She was in Dublin this Monday with members of the Northern Executive to attend a meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council (NSMC). The council […]

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Fees and performance targets for third-level funding?

Fees and performance targets for third-level funding?

Fees, as well as performance targets, for third-level funding may be on the way. Minister for Education Richard Bruton is drawing up plans that would reward or withhold additional funding for third-level colleges depending on performance. Issues under consideration will include a college’s ability to train students to meet the workplace skills gap, as well […]

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Construction careers on the rise according to CAO figures

Construction careers on the rise according to CAO figures

New CAO figures show that students are opting to study for careers linked to construction. Architecture, engineering and business courses are popular for students entering college this autumn. It is expected that applications for higher degree courses linked to the built environment will increase by 20 percent in the next month. Engineering and technology should […]

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Irish people need to pursue lifelong learning

Irish people need to pursue lifelong learning

One in ten Dubliners have engaged in lifelong learning. That’s more than twice as many people in Ireland’s south-east, mid-east and border regions. Lifelong learning and upskilling helps adults achieve their career ambitions, stay relevant to the jobs market and learn new skills. At the end of 2015, a total of 177, 330 Irish adults […]

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Robots will encourage upskilling

Robots will encourage upskilling

It might be a while before we have robots to bring us tea – we can but dream – but robotic process automation (RPA) could radically change our work lives. That’s according to Martin Weiss, EY’s robotics leader for the EMEIA region. In many ways automation has already changed the nature of work. It just […]

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Two thirds say Government should do more to encourage further education: survey

Two thirds say Government should do more to encourage further education: survey

Two thirds of people feel the Government should do more to encourage the Irish public to engage in courses and further education, feeling that grants, subsidies or tax credits should be given. That’s one of the key findings of Careers Unlimited’s January 2017 ‘Courses & Training’ survey. The survey was completed by over 1200 users […]

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Survey: Courses and Training in Ireland

Survey: Courses and Training in Ireland

Got a few minutes to complete our survey? The Courses and Training in Ireland Survey 2017 tracks people’s experience of part-time courses, adult education and training options in Ireland. As more and more people choose to change careers later in life, or add to their skill set with further education, it is important to examine […]

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