11% VAT Increase Will Cost 12,000 Jobs Ahead of Hard Brexit

Any increase in VAT will severely affect restaurants located in rural regions, along with businesses in border counties.   Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), CEO, Adrian Cummins has today expressed deep concern about any increase to the 9% VAT rate for tourism-related goods and services. In accordance with a recent Jim Power economic report released […]

Gardens International Office Meet The Buyer Event – More Jobs For Limerick

Limerick Chamber are delighted to be hosting a Meet the Buyer Event for the Gardens International Office in Henry St in association with J.J. Rhatigan & Limerick 2030 on Thursday 15th June at 2pm in Limerick Chamber.   J.J. Rhatigan are looking for Suppliers of building materials, signage, landscapers, painters, joiners fitted furniture and sub-contractor trades etc. If […]

‘Regional job opportunities exist’ – Manager of Mid West Action Plan for Jobs Minister

Following the announcement that the Coty facility in Nenagh will cease operations with the loss of 200 jobs by the end of 2018, the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs Programme Manager Dr. Órlaith Borthwick has sought to allay fears for those impacted. Dr. Borthwick said “our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this […]

1,799 young jobseekers in Tipperary

Youth Council calls for measures to reduce youth unemployment in County Tipperary and nationwide New data from the Department of Social Protection shows that the number of young people in Tipperary in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or Benefit is 1799.* This number is still far too high and investment to tackle the continued high level […]

Almost 50% of People Don’t Believe Any Political Party Has a Strong Job Creation Policy

On the day before General Election Day, IrishJobs.ie’s Jobseeker Sentiment Survey reveals The research shows that almost 50% (49.2%) of people (Both employed and unemployed) don’t believe any political party has a strong job creation policy 36% of people feel that a new Government will not have an impact on job creation 29% of people […]

Shortage of IT professionals for Irish Businesses continues

More than 51% Irish businesses* have had difficulties filling vacancies for IT specialists. (all figs. collected 2014). This is higher than the EU average of 40% for businesses* looking for IT staff who have found it hard to recruit qualified staff. The figures come from a new Eurostat report which looks at the “Information and Communication […]

Apple to add 1000 jobs in Cork – IDA Statement

The Taoiseach, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and IDA Ireland, the foreign direct investment agency of the Irish Government, welcome today’s significant announcement that Apple will be expanding its campus in Hollyhill, Co.Cork and adding a new building that will provide new office space and room for 1,000 additional employees by mid-2017. Apple’s presence continues […]

9% VAT rate results in 758 new jobs in Tipperary

According to a report published by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, 758 new jobs in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors have been created in Tipperary since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. Speaking about the launch of the Report and the success of the reduced VAT rate, Adrian Cummins, […]

MECO Announces new European Headquarters in Limerick Creating 44 Jobs

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD today announced that MECO, a leading manufacturer of engineered products for water purification, is to open its European headquarters in the National Technology Park in Limerick, creating 44 jobs. The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. The new office is a […]

Community led food initiative announces 16 spaces on innovative professional culinary course

A community led initiative that serves as an educational food hub is to become the first such organisation to launch an internationally recognised certified professional cookery course. An innovative concept, ‘School of Food’ and its first fully certified Professional Cookery programme comes as a response to the shortage of professionally qualified chefs in Ireland. The programme […]

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