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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Something to celebrate: Staff Christmas parties are a good sign for SMEs

Something to celebrate: Staff Christmas parties are a good sign for SMEs

Nearly half of Irish SME owners will have staff Christmas parties this year. This marks an increase of 10 per cent compared with the same period last year.  The figures come from the in the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer survey. Christmas parties cancelled during recession “Christmas parties have fallen victim to the recession over the […]

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