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Apprenticeships are industry-led and based around the staffing needs of small, medium and large firms so, almost by definition, all apprenticeships are for roles in high demand. Photograph: iStock

What’s most surprising about apprenticeships? Is it that it took a recession – and the near collapse in the numbers of school-leavers taking them up(...)

An Taisce has also objected to terms of the new licence for the Lanesborough plant which employs 150 permanent and seasonal employees.

The likelihood of an ESB power station in Co Longford reopening has been further cast in doubt as it has been confirmed there has been a series of sub(...)

The latest figures suggest prices in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown fell by 4 per cent in past 12 months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For years we had no reliable data on price trends in the Irish property market, prompting all sorts of speculation, much of it from industry, which ha(...)

The ESB shut down its Lough Ree power station in Lanesborough last month after falling foul of the EPA.

Plans to reopen a power station in Co Longford have suffered a setback after An Taisce lodged an objection to proposals to reissue the plant with a li(...)

High winds and lightning struck Ireland on Thursday night. File photograph: Steve Bloom/Getty

The stormy weather is set to continue this weekend with the potential for thundery downpours and flash flooding over the next two days. Saturday will(...)

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An Oireachtas committee is to recommend that a majority of the directors of the company set to supply broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural home(...)

In the US, where GoContractor is increasingly focused, it counts 11 of the top general contractors as clients.

Initiafy, an Irish company that has developed an online induction platform for workers in the construction sector, has rebranded as GoContractor. The(...)

The cost of the Ford-Centrica home chargers has not yet been announced, but most home charging systems currently cost between €900 and €1,000, installed, but are eligible in most cases for a €600 grant. Photograph:  Reuters

Ford is winding up for a big push into the burgeoning electric vehicle market in the next two years, and it’s partnering with Bord Gáis to provide hom(...)

Sinead Delaney of Phoenix swimming club celebrates after winning the 100th Liffey Swim women’s race,. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 15-year-old boy and a 38-year-old garda, both from Co Meath, were the winners of this year’s Liffey Swim. Teenager Mark Hanley, who is a membe(...)

Porsche now expects to build around 40,000 Taycans in 2020, the first full year of production. That’s more than double the original estimate.

Porsche is, yet again, ramping up production capacity of its new Taycan electric car ahead of its official reveal at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show(...)

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