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Elf Patrick Freyne with Santa Claus at Arnotts.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The cornerstones of “elf training” are spelled out in bullet points. They include: Be entertaining, positive and happy. Help create the magic of Chr(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to be allowed to refuse to fill vacancies on State boards. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to be allowed to refuse to fill vacancies on State boards. Mr Ross has agreed new procedures for appointments to(...)

Accenture’s Eithne Harley: “In the past we selected 12 entries to go forward to the semi-final stage; we’ve had to expand that to 18 this year as a result of the amazing quality and the huge increase in applications.”

This year’s Leaders of Tomorrow Competition has more entries than ever, more women and more social enterprises, according to Accenture’s Eithne Harley(...)

More than 200 people have been appointed to State boards under a new process that allows members of the public to register their interest in vacancies. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 200 people have been appointed to State boards under a new process that allows members of the public to register their interest in vacancies(...)

The shortage of personnel in the health sector is so acute the HSE is actively recruiting for doctors and specialist nurses

As in the private sector, employers in the public sector are also increasingly on the hunt for staff. With the recruitment moratorium now ended, many(...)

Brian Purcell, who asked to be moved from the position of secretary general in the Department of Justice in July 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

None of the applicants for the vacant role of secretary general of the Department of Justice qualified for a second interview, it has emerged. Ther(...)

Graduate recruitment fairs and college careers offices can give a good overview of what’s out there

There are ways to stay in college forever, but being an eternal student is generally far more depressing than facing the big, bad, exciting world. Con(...)

Career potential: Ibec’s food-and-drink marketing programme will give 28 graduates the opportunity to work with sponsor companies for 18 months. Pictured at the launch were (back) Katie O’Donoghue, placed with Tullamore Dew in San Francisco, David Broderick of Ibec, Mary-Jade Hynes, placed with Tullamore Dew in Chicago, (front) Rebecca Savage, placed with Jim Beam in Minneapolis, and Conor Neville, placed with Tullamore Dew in San Francisco. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Three years ago, there were little or no job opportunities. Emigration, unemployment or an unpaid internship loomed large for graduates. Since then, (...)