12 February
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Confidence builds in construction sector

The construction sector here made a strong start to the year, posting faster increases in activity, new orders and employment, as well as seeing confidence improve again. But input costs rose to their highest extent in 11 years. That's according to the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index. It rose to 61.4 in January, from 58 in December. The latest reading was the fastest since May…

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9 February
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8 Reasons Project Management is a Top Career Choice

Project managers are always in demand: no matter what the industry, there will be a need for qualified professionals to plan and provision the work. Of course, that’s just the high-level view of project management, which can be a complex and rewarding career. If you’ve wondered whether becoming a project manager is right for you, this article can help. What do project managers do? The basic…

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13 December
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First results are in: Ireland's Digital Marketing salary trends in 2018

The 2018 job market for digital marketing professionals is looking very positive, according to IrishJobs.ie. With more businesses than ever now operating online, it’s no surprise that professionals with digital marketing experience are in demand. At the senior level, a Digital Director of Marketing can expect to earn up to over 100k while a Head of SEO can earn up to 85k and a Head of…

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17 October
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Irish construction sector reports strong growth in September

Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across the industry pulled back from elevated levels in previous months, according the latest monthly Ulster Bank health check of the sector. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) expanded to 56.5 in September from 55.1 in August, according to the bank. A reading above 50 per cent indicates expansion in activity. “The…

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5 September
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Irish Construction output predicted to grow by 20% in 2017

According to the AECOM Annual Review 2017 of the Construction Industry, Ireland’s construction industry grew by 15 percent in 2016, and they expect it to grow 20 percent in value of output in 2017 John O’Regan, AECOM’s Head of Programme, Cost and Consultancy, Island of Ireland says that Ireland needs significant infrastructure and residential spend if it is to sustain economic growth.    According to the…

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8 August
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Meet Emma Walker: One of the “Up and Coming Under 30: the industry’s future leaders”

Account Director with Wachsman PR and Director of Wachsman PR’s Dublin office, Fitzwilliam Institute's graduate Emma Walker is one of Ireland's youngest  PR leaders. Originally from Ireland, Emma started her career as a Junior Account Executive with Dublin-based agency DHR Communications working on PR campaigns for multiple state organizations in the technology, tourism and not-for-profit sectors. At DHR, Emma secured clients national coverage in television, radio,…

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2 August

Brexit sees more than a dozen financial services firms enter Ireland

With 15 of the world’s top banks now operating in Ireland, Brexit could turn out to be an Irish blessing, rather than a curse. The Brexit vote, and subsequent signing of Article 50 by the reigning government in the UK, will have knock-on effects for every single industry, given the interconnected world of trade. The fastest-moving of these, it seems, is financial services. Several major banks…

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1 August
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West Cork fintech firm Global Shares creates 80 jobs in new expansion

Fintech firm Global Shares is planning a global expansion across its 10 offices, bringing staff numbers to more than 200. Following significant growth, Global Shares has announced that it plans to hire 80 staff in a major expansion at its offices in Clonakilty, Cork city, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Portugal, Germany, New Jersey, California and Hong Kong. A spokesperson for the fintech software firm – which is…

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27 July
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Cork’s digital economy is worth €1bn and could generate 15,000 jobs

The former chief digital officer of Brisbane, Kieran O’Hea, says Cork’s digital economy needs to be appreciated and understood. Cork’s digital economy is estimated to be worth in the region of €1bn, surpassing its €850m tourism economy. That’s the view of Kieran O’Hea, former chief digital officer of the Australian city of Brisbane. O’Hea has established Digital Cork, a new effort to see a digital economy…

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16 June
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Construction industry growth hits 15-month high

Construction activity accelerated in May, with firms reporting sharp increases in new business and further job creation during the month, according to the Ulster Bank purchasing managers’ index for the sector. Respondents to the survey reported “particular strength” in housing, where activity expanded at the second-fastest rate in the survey’s 17-year history. The rise comes amid pressure on the Government to do more to alleviate shortages…

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