78% of Irish employers face skills shortages

Over three quarters (78%) of Irish companies have experienced ‘moderate’ or ‘extreme’ skills shortages over the past twelve months. This is according to the Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide published today. In a survey of 1,700 employers and employees across Ireland, the guide revealed that organisations across the country are being challenged […]

Irish tech workers feel age works against them

The latest Harvey Nash Technology Survey 2018 has been released today and finds that once workers hit the big 4-0, their perceived future career success takes a nosedive. Thirty three per cent of tech professionals aged 40-44 worry their age will negatively impact their chances of future career success. By the time they hit 45, […]

Ireland named top performer in skills and innovation in the EU

The Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen, TD has welcomed the publication of the 2017 Small Business Act (SBA) Fact sheet for Ireland. The SBA Fact Sheets are produced annually by the European Commission and aim to improve understanding of recent trends and national policies […]

SMEs North and South of the Border already being hit by Brexit

SMEs across the entire island of Ireland are already feeling the impacts of Brexit according to the latest inaugural AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for the third quarter 2017. The quarterly index of over 700 SMEs in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI) has been designed to measure and track the impact of […]

An Tánaiste urges companies to plan for Brexit

An Tánaiste yesterday published a Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Paper, “Building Stronger Business: Responding to Brexit by competing, innovating and trading”. The Paper sets out work underway, and planned, by the Department and its Agencies in response to Brexit. The Paper is focused on the current needs of companies as many firms are […]

Irish teenagers are starting to plan their own businesses

An estimated 22,000 secondary school students from 620 Irish schools are learning about the world of business by setting up their own enterprises through the Student Enterprise Programme with the Local Enterprise Offices, it was announced yesterday. The programme is the biggest enterprise education initiative of its kind in the country. The Minister of State […]

Cork County Council launches international start up competition

It was announced today that Cork County Council, endorsed by Enterprise Ireland and Health Innovation Hub Ireland, has unveiled its ground-breaking partnership with MassChallenge TM, the world’s largest not-for-profit no equity start-up accelerator based in Boston, Massachusetts, with the launch of the first ever Bridge to MassChallenge partnership in Ireland, entitled Bridge to MassChallenge Cork […]