Updated: 26/02/15 : 10:42:08
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Construction figures showing signs of growth

Construction employment figures are improving and show signs of growth in the Industry according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).In a press release issued today, they reference the CSO Quarterly National Household Survey which record that 116,700 people are working in the sector. The Q4 2014 figure is now 13,100 up on the same period in 2013.Commenting on these figures, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said, "These [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/02/15 : 03:59:29
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Networking event with ACCA and IT Sligo

ACCA CONNAUGHT MEMBERS’ & GUESTS’ NETWORKING EVENING IN ASSOCIATION WITH IT SLIGO  Date    Thursday, 12 March, 2015       VenueIT Sligo – Lecture Theatre A006        Schedule    5.30 pm (Tea/Coffee/Registration)            6.00 pm Welcome address:Ms Anne Keogh, ACCA [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/02/15 : 10:36:47
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ISME call for Business Costs Reduction

The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) yesterday called for unrealistic wage expectations to be curtailed and for improved competitiveness and flexibility to increase employment. They are concerned that wage pressures and uncertainty regarding the minimum wage are hindering job creation.Mark Fielding, ISME Chief Executive said, "The current administration, in a blatant attempt to garner votes, seem intent on [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/02/15 : 10:38:35
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New Low Pay Commission Launched

The New Low Pay Commission was officially launched yesterday by the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Ministers Bruton and Nash.   The Commission's function is to work on advising the Government on the appropriate rate of the National Minimum Wage. It's first report to Government is expected by the middle of July and it will examine the rate of the minimum wage on an annual basis from now on.   The launch took place at St [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/02/15 : 10:40:44
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Govt election boost as Irish unemployment falls

Ireland's unemployment rate fell sharply, its bond yields hit all-time lows and a fast recovering property market showed the first signs of cooling, data showed on Wednesday, in a boost to the government ahead of elections next year.The governing parties have pinned their hopes of re-election on voters starting to feel the benefits of an economy that likely grew by around 5 percent last year and on frustration easing over what many see [...]  Read More...