Sep 22, 2008

Moving to Belfast

Whitney tells us about her move to Belfast on Glimpses of Grace - another blog we found from someone who has moved to Ireland. . Some nice pictures

A Norwegian Student in Ireland

A student in Dublin who moved here from Norway this year.
The world as I see it might be a useful blog for any other people thinking of moving to Dublin to study.

Yoga and bad Coffee in Ireland

Our search for bloggers who have moved to Ireland continues - we found Jenna (Not Lana) - who likes yoga and good coffee - which is hard to get in Ireland. Her Bubblin in Dublin blog is a good read. Another American living in Ireland.

American Buddhist in Ireland

Another great blog we have discovered from "Gerald Ford" - who happens to be a Buddhist amd moved to Ireland recently. Some great posts about Buddhism and life in Ireland .

Moving from Sweden to Ireland

Another blogger writing about their experiences on Moving to Ireland. This Journalism student has some interesting things to say about Irish life and living in Ireland. We will call back to see how they get on

"In Ireland families are big. You have many children and people gather around each other on many occasions. You keep quiet about the things you do not like because you respect that you are family. It is the same way in Iran. Families are big, in fact it is known that what would constitute a family is having a minimum of two children in Iran. You gather around each other and socialise with food, laughter, dancing and singing - the same way as in Ireland. The bands of family are very important and valued to a high standard. You respect your elders and their visdom."
Short Digital Pictures

Korean Living in Dublin

This blog from Yjellie has some thoughts and experiences on her move to Ireland.

All good so far - we hope she keeps on posting about her new life in Ireland.

Sep 11, 2008

IT Finance and Health Workers wanted

In Ireland there is a substantial skills shortage in a number of sectors despite the economic downturn according to Ernst & Young. Recent figures from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment indicate that despite this shortage the number of employment permits issued for the first eight months of 2008 is less than 50% of the number issued in 2007. Nearly 100 employers attended an Ernst & Young briefing today where experts advised the audience on a number of issues which are affecting Irish Employment including employment permits and the visitor visa process.

According to Ernst & Young while there is a significant number of employment permits issued in Ireland each year there is a substantial skills shortage in a number of sectors. Areas such as information technology, financial services and in particular healthcare are still finding it very difficult to secure appropriate staff. There is an incredible demand for high quality staff in these sectors and Ireland / the EU are unable to satisfy this demand at the moment.