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Demand for skills in sectors such as construction, IT and life sciences were identified in a recent Solas survey. Photograph: iStock.
Skills shortages

Despite the difficulties faced by many in the Irish labour market due to the pandemic, the findings of a recruitment agency survey conducted last Octo(...)

Siptu and Fórsa members take part in a national day of protest at Government Buildings.Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government is facing “a winter of complete discontent across the entire community sector” unless it addresses the threat of privatisation in local(...)

Social Democrats co-leaders, Róisín Shortall (right) and Catherine Murphy speak to reporters at the party’s  pre-Dáil meeting on Monday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

The Social Democrats will “talk to any of the other parties . . . who are prepared to implement social democratic policies” after the next general ele(...)

Broadcaster and journalist Rodney Rice who has died following a short illness. He was 76. Photograph: The Irish Times

Rodney Rice Born: October 12th, 1944 Died: August 29th, 2021 Rodney Rice, who has died aged 76, was a journalist who had a major career as one of RTÉ(...)

 Dominic Raab giving evidence to Westminster’s foreign affairs committee  about the British government’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis. Photograph:  House of Commons/PA

British foreign secretary Dominic Raab has blamed the intelligence services for his government’s failure to prepare adequately for the evacuation of i(...)

Raymond McCord (centre)  outside Belfast City Hall after a meeting of victims of the Troubles with local political parties and from the Republic  over their opposition to British government plans to end all Troubles-related prosecutions. Photograph: PA Photo

Politicians from all the main parties on both sides of the Border have signed a document rejecting the UK government’s plans to introduce an amnesty f(...)

Irish workers are the most productive in the world, adding an average of $109.6 (€92.4) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Irish workers are the most productive in the world, adding an average of $109.6 (€92.4) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to(...)

John Cooney covered the annual Croagh Patrick climb in  his last assignment as a professional journalist. Photograph: iStock

At first they sounded like defiant Covid-19 street revellers enjoying alcohol loudly in public, but as they turned the corner into the vicinity o(...)

Limerick and Cork fans arrive at Croke Park for the All-Ireland senior hurling championship final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

An Garda Síochána is investigating alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations at a licensed premises near Croke Park, after large crowds of GAA fans gat(...)

Parts of Dundrum in south Dublin were flooded by  heavy downpours on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The potential for regular flooding in parts of south Dublin will have to be “to the fore” in future planning decisions, a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coun(...)

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