The training will take place in the ignite Academy in Dublin’s city centre and will also include online and in-work placements.

Initiative, which has over 250 places available, is open to those on Jobseekers allowance

The offices of the international operations centre of ebay in Dundalk, which includes Paypal and Ebay. Ebay said today it would spin off Paypal. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

E-commerce giant says keeping two companies together would be “less advantageous”

Today’s announcement “bodes well for the future of the Irish business” Merrion analyst Ciaran Callaghan said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Owner Royal Bank of Scotland will release €384m in money previously set aside for loan losses

Indications suggest Budget 2015 will be less austere but which measures will find favour with Minister?

Cash plans offer money back on certain medical expenses, but does dropping private health cover pose any risk?

Dermot Smurfit jnr, CEO of GameAccount Network, said that performance to date in 2014 is in line with expectations.

Dermot Smurfit jnr led supplier of gaming software and online gaming content sees sales drop by 53%

The high-tech sector is forecasting the largest salary increase in 2015 at between 2.5 per cent and 3 per cent, according to a survey from Mercer.

Average wage could rise by up to €700 a year as economy continues to recover

Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB, said the group’s interim results  reflect “a solid performance across the group”.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Operating profits decline by €33 million as winter storms cost energy provider €25 million

Cyril Roux, Central Bank regulator, is to join the board of the European Securities and Markets Authority. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Cyril Roux to join management board of European Securities and Markets Authority

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