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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Ireland


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Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the UK. In 1949, Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973. Irish governments have sought the peaceful unification of Ireland and have cooperated with Britain against terrorist groups. A peace settlement for Northern Ireland is being implemented with some difficulties. In 2006, the Irish and British governments developed and began to implement the St. Andrews Agreement, building on the Good Friday Agreement approved in 1998. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy with growth averaging 6% in 1995-2007. agriculture, once the most important sector, is now dwarfed by industry and services. although the exports sector, dominated by foreign multinationals, remains a key component of ireland's economy, construction has most recently fueled economic growth along with strong consumer spending and business investment. property prices have risen more rapidly in ireland in the decade up to 2006 than in any other developed world economy. per capita gdp is 40% above that of the four big european economies and the second highest in the eu behind luxembourg, and in 2007 surpassed that of the united states. the irish government has implemented a series of national economic programs designed to curb price and wage inflation, invest in infrastructure, increase labor force skills, and promote foreign investment. a slowdown in the property market, more intense global competition, and increased costs, however, have compelled government economists to lower ireland's growth forecast slightly for 2008. ireland joined in circulating the euro on 1 january 2002 along with 11 other eu nations.

Environmental Issues

Water pollution, especially of lakes, from agricultural runoff

Government Type

Republic, parliamentary democracy

Population

4,156,119 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Western europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of ireland in the north atlantic ocean, west of great britain

Area

Total: 70,280 sq km land: 68,890 sq km water: 1,390 sq km

Slightly larger than west virginia

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: none conventional short form: ireland local long form: none local short form: eire

Capital

Name: dublin geographic coordinates: 53 19 n, 6 14 w time difference: utc 0 (5 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

17-25 years of age for male or female voluntary military service (17-27 years of age for the naval service); enlistees 16 years of age can be recruited for apprentice specialist positions; maximum obligation 12 years; 17-35 years of age for the reserve defense forces; eu citizenship or 5-year residence in ireland required (2008)

International Disputes

Ireland, iceland, and the uk dispute denmark's claim that the faroe islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

31 Ireland Jobs Found


Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer My client needs a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer in Dublin. You will be given a day rate of €450-500 for a 6 mon...
Nigel Frank International - Dublin - posted about 14 hours ago
Salesforce Developer- Dublin- Up to €75,000 + bonus & benefits Mason Frank International are currently recruiting on behalf of a market-leading cli...
Mason Frank - Dublin - posted 3 days ago
For you, the status quo just isn’t good enough. You’re all about value selling. You challenge yourself, your colleagues and your clients to do thin...
UPS Ireland - Dublin - posted 3 days ago
Role Administrator Location Dublin City Centre Becoming our new Administrator with Capita Life, Pensions & Specialist: Role Purpose This is an exci...
Capita Resourcing - Dublin - posted 4 days ago
Location: Dublin Job title ICT Senior Systems Analyst - Finance Type: Permanent Salary/Rate 60,000- 90,000 Start Date: As soon as possible Referenc...
Washington Frank - Dublin - posted 4 days ago
Dynamics NAV 3rd Line Support, €45,000 per Annum, UK Wide, Retail Sector, MS Gold Partner, Work on MS NAV 2018 projects, work life balance, flexibi...
Nigel Frank International - Dublin - posted 5 days ago
Commercial Lawyer - Dublin 6 months fixed term role We are looking for an experienced (ideally 5+ PQE) commercial lawyer with a working knowledge o...
Ortolan Group - Dublin - posted 5 days ago
Location: Dublin Type: Permanent Salary/Rate £65,000- £80,000 Start Date: As soon as possible Reference: INFOR M3 Job title: Infor M3 senior financ...
Washington Frank - Dublin - posted 5 days ago
Dynamics AX2012 Build Engineer - €425 p/d - 3 Months A leading international organisation based in Dublin are currently seeking to add a resource t...
Nigel Frank International - Dublin - posted 8 days ago
Our Retail Administration (Operations) Managers are integral to the smooth running of our stores. From cash control to training; rotas to in-store ...
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