57% of Irish people claim smart phone is their main source of news

Fifty seven percent of Irish people say their smartphone is their primary source of news. This according to Three Ireland who today launched the second edition of The Three Connected Ireland Report – a quarterly research report that examines the ways in which mobile technology is changing how we interact with each other, businesses and government, and […]

Irish Government e-invoicing move could set the stage for blockchain evolution

It may be e-invoicing today, but blockchain ledgers tomorrow. Ireland has been signed up as a PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) Authority member in what is a critical first step towards e-invoicing. What this effectively means is that the Irish Government is putting in place a structure for modern e-invoicing. This could speed up transactions between Government […]

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 […]