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Jobs Announcements 2016

Latest CSO stats show 57,500 jobs were created in Ireland in the past year. We're taking a look back over this year at some of the large-scale jobs announcements around the country.


Busy week for trade missions

Three Government Ministers this week travelled to the Middle East, India, China and Japan as part of ongoing efforts to raise Ireland’s profile internationally.


How they did it: Diageo Ireland

125 young people recently graduated from the Learning for Life initiative, run by Diageo Ireland in partnership with the Department of Social Protection. Find out how the programme helps lon...


How they did it: Molloy's Family Butchers

To coincide with European Microfinance Day, find out how Microfinance Ireland helped this Mullingar business not only with accessing finance, but invaluable mentoring.


Useful stats out this week

The latest unemployment rate was released this week, along with an insight into Irish companies' exporting plans, and the number of companies formed in Q3 of this year. We've the details.


Press Releases

Government notes the significant impact the pandemic has had on people’s livelihoods in Q4 jobs numbers

The official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 6.0 per cent in the fourth quarter last year, up from 4.7 per cent for the same period in 2019...


Minister Pat Breen T.D, welcomes publication of WRC’s Statement of Strategy 2019-2002 and Work Programme for 2019

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today published its Strategy Statement Fair and Compliant Workplaces and Equal Treatment in Services 2019 to 2022 together with its annual Work...


Speech by Minister Humphreys – Future Jobs Summit

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today for this very important discussion on Future Jobs, the Government’s new plan for the next phase of Ireland’s economic development...


Government hosts summit to consult with stakeholders on ‘Future Jobs’, a new plan to secure Ireland’s economic success

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD and Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD will today...


Speech by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. Future Jobs Summit

Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I'm pleased to be here to open our Future Jobs Summit. Thank you Richard for acting as moderator today...


Technology firm Ammeon to create 100 new high-skilled jobs

Ammeon, a leading Irish IT Professional Services and Consulting company, is to create 100 new high-skilled jobs over the next 18 months...


Tánaiste and Commissioner Vestager agree to establish Working Group on business supports to deal with challenges of Brexit for Business

Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD. was in Brussels today at the Foreign Affairs Council on Trade and took the opportunity to meet with...


Expert Group for Future Skills Needs publish “Winning by Design”

The Expert Group for Future Skills Needs, publishes ‘Winning by Design’, a new study on the design skills requirements for firms to be innovative and competitive in global markets. The objec...


Government Programmes

There are two complementary, Government-wide plans to tackle the jobs challenge:

APJ 2015Action Plan for Jobs
Find out how Government Departments and Agencies work together to improve conditions for creating jobs.

Pathways to Work

Check out the Government’s four-year strategy to radically reduce the number of people on the Live Register.


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