Graduates who are serious about developing a successful career need to be versatile and flexible about the demands of the job market. Photograph: Getty Images

The graduates of 2016 face a more upbeat economic climate than their recent counterparts. While things are certainly looking up, change comes slowly(...)

Tara Cahill, talent acquisition and employer brand manager at Lidl Ireland

Tara Cahill, talent acquisition and employer brand manager at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland says: “I first started working at Lidl Ireland over ni(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Why bother with a business course at all? Students looking at their CAO forms between now and June might well wonder what it will do for their profess(...)

The winners of the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2016. This year’s awards ceremony was gradireland’s biggest to-date. Photograph: Paul Kelly

When it began 10 years ago, Gradireland received less than 20 submissions for its awards ceremony. A decade later, it’s a sold-out event with more (...)

Competition is fierce for sought-after internships and graduate opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector. Photograph: Getty Images

Training and development programmes may be resource-intensive ventures, but if done correctly they can deliver consistent benefits for a company over(...)

Ryanair’s attempts to reinvent itself as a customer-friendly business seems to be paying off with the latest survey showing it climbed from 99th place in 2013 to 63rd position this year

Bord Bia has been named as Ireland’s most reputable organisation, according to a new study that rates companies across a number of indicators includi(...)

The town won a Purple Flag last year, an award for the quality of its evening and night-time economy.

Swords is one of Dublin’s most vibrant suburbs. Full of young families, the town has a population of 50,000 and has shaken off any sleepy suburban (...)

Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has estimated there could be an additional €10 billion to €11 billion available for public spending between next y(...)

Clarins Booster shots

Skincare boosters or shots are vials of highly concentrated ingredients. If you want to add some extra benefits to your existing serum or moisturiser(...)

While the market share of Irish-owned retail firms has declined, the new entrants, such as H&M, Zara and Ikea, have brought variety and competition to the Irish retail sector, driving down prices

If you walk around the main shopping districts of Dublin, Cork and Galway, many of the shops you see are part of UK-based retail chains, such Marks &a(...)