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Revealed: The top five sectors with the most vacancies for graduates

With the CAO deadline tomorrow, Leaving Cert students will be busy considering their options for third-level study—and their future career. Ahead of this, jobs platform IrishJobs.ie has revealed the top five sectors with the most vacancies for graduate-level roles. Unsurprisingly, leading the way are vacancies in banking, financial, and insurance sectors, which top the list. […]

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Minister to nominate Central Bank Governor Philip Lane as candidate to become vice-president of ECB

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will nominate Central Bank Governor Philip Lane as a candidate to become vice-president of the European Cenral Bank, government sources have confirmed. The Cabinet is understood to have signed off on the decision on Tuesday. The Irish Central Bank governor will be nominated to replace ECB vice-president Vitor Constancio steps down […]

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Level of housing output needs to treble – report

The output of housing in Ireland needs to treble over the coming years in order to meet demand, according to the Goodbody housing tracker report. Last year housing output grew by 77pc. However, with medium-term housing demand running at around 35,000 houses per year, Goodbody said that it was likely that the Government will also […]

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Unemployment falls again in January

Unemployment in January fell to 6.1pc, a small decrease on the 6.2pc recorded in December, and a more substantial decrease from the 7.4pc reported in January 2017. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 143,700 this month, a decrease from 146,700 in December, and a decrease of 28,600 when compared to January 2017, according […]

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Half of workers are set for pay rise as confidence grows

Nearly half of workers can expect a pay rise this year as more and more employers plan to hike wages. That’s according to Bank of Ireland’s monthly Economic Pulse survey, which found firms in all sectors have lifted their expectations for business activity in January. The January data shows that 44pc of businesses are planning […]

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Knocking, emailing and suiting up: job interview tips around the world

Top tips for doing well at job interviews around the world have been published, ranging from knocking three times in Japan, not winking in Hong Kong and wearing a high-quality suit in Italy. Following up an interview with an email to thank managers for their time is suggested for the UK. Jobs site Glassdoor said […]

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Gardaí get software to speed up fight on fraud

Gardaí have installed new IT software to help them deal more speedily with thousands of reports of suspicious financial transactions. The move is one of a series of measures taken in response to a review carried out by an international body of Ireland’s money laundering and counter-terrorist financing systems. It is already being hailed as […]

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Irish banks set to tackle sour loans through securitisation

There is likely to be a “rebound” in the sale of non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios this year as Irish lenders continue to be put under pressure to resolve bad debts, according to ratings agency DBRS. It has also predicted that Irish banks are likely to increasingly turn to securitising under-performing loans themselves, given the current […]

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Irish banks set to tackle sour loans through securitisation

There is likely to be a “rebound” in the sale of non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios this year as Irish lenders continue to be put under pressure to resolve bad debts, according to ratings agency DBRS. It has also predicted that Irish banks are likely to increasingly turn to securitising under-performing loans themselves, given the current […]

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The Celtic Phoenix: jobs and growth on fast track

THE ‘Celtic Phoenix’ economy is growing more strongly than expected – with wages rising and full employment on the horizon. The Central Bank says the pace of the recovery has “exceeded expectations” as it predicted an extra 89,000 people will be in work by the end of next year. This would bring the total number […]

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