May 26, 2005

IT job vacancies in Ireland exceed 8,000

Survey claims IT job vacancies in Ireland exceed 8,000

survey published today claims that there are now more than 8,000 vacancies in Ireland for IT and technology graduates.

The research by Dublin City University, suggests that the shortage in supply has been caused by a significant drop in the number of students choosing computer studies in the wake of the collapse.

More about IT jobs in Ireland

May 17, 2005

Ireland 16th in chart of women's equality

This survey by the World Economic Forum - showed Ireland as 16th out of 58 countries in a table measuring the gap between men and women. Ireland is slightly ahead of USA in 17th but behind the UK in 8th. In the area of Education levels of women - Ireland was 9th overall and 12th for health and well being. In the areas of economic participation and opportunity for women - Ireland was much lower.

May 16, 2005

EU workers flocking to Ireland for Jobs

Ireland top target for EU migrants - Sunday Times - Times Online
IRELAND is the most popular destination for migrants from the European Union’s 10 new member states, according to new figures.
More than 85,000 citizens from accession states joined the workforce during the year since enlargement in May 2004 — six times more per head of population than went to Britain, the next most popular country.

Economists and business leaders said the influx of workers was the lifeblood of the economy, and was needed to sustain the country’s economic growth.

Polish migrants make up almost half the number of newcomers; more than 40,000 have come to Ireland to work, mainly in construction and meat processing. The former Soviet bloc country also contributed a large number of engineers and architects.

Some 17,700 Lithuanians and 9,000 Latvians moved to Ireland in the past year, many of them working in horticulture as well as in the dairy industry.

May 4, 2005

New Online Bank for Ireland

RaboDirect Ireland. The straight talking online bank

Most of the major banks allow online banking - but this bank is Internet Only - the first one in Ireland.
The rates of interest are quite good compared to other current accounts.