Government Funding of €108 Million Announced for Airports


The Government has announced almost €108 million in direct Exchequer supports to the airports of Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Ireland West (Knock), Kerry and Donegal.

Processing Times for Employment Permits


The Economic Migration Employer User Forum convened this week and provided updates on employment permit processing timelines.

Half of Irish Workers will Only Apply for Hybrid or Remote Working Jobs


New research from the recruitment company Indeed reveals that more than half of Irish workers will only consider jobs that offer flexible working environments.

Significant Milestones for National Advanced Manufacturing Centre


The Advance Manufacturing Centre (AMC), a world-class industry-led centre designed to allow MNCs and SMEs to pilot and adopt digital technologies needed to remain competitive manufacturers, has achieved two milestones this week.

State’s Tax Receipts Surge to Record €62bn as Economy Rebounds


Government tax receipts have reached record levels fuelled by stronger-than-expected consumer spending, employment and corporate profits.

Ireland’s Skills Strategy to be Reviewed


A review of Ireland’s Skills Strategy has been launched by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science in partnership with the OECD and representatives from the skills sector.

New measures for data centre grid connection applications


The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) published their Decision entitled ‘CRU Decision to the System Operators related to Data Centre grid connection processing’.

4 Takeaways from the UN COP26 Climate Conference


Business, government, and environmental leaders from all over the world descended on Glasgow, Scotland for the UN COP26 Climate Conference with an ambitious agenda to advance policies and practices that accelerate climate-saving actions. The commitment from all stakeholders to combat climate change and drive down emissions was underscored by significant progress in a number of important areas.

Vulnerabilities and resilience of the global trading system examined in World Trade Report 2021


The 2021 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report examines why the interconnected global trading system is both vulnerable and resilient to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, how it can help countries to be more economically resilient to shocks, and what can be done to make the system better prepared and more resilient in the future.


EU Sees More Trade Unity With U.S. After Trump-Era ‘Irritant’


The U.S. and European Union are focused on strengthening the multilateral trading system, the trade minister for Brussels said, less than two weeks after defusing one of biggest transatlantic disputes lingering from the Trump administration.

The United States supports the Paris Call for trust and security in cyberspace


The United States supports the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, consistent with our position that all actors must do their part to promote an “open, secure, stable, accessible, and peaceful cyberspace.”

Can Businesses Really Protect Themselves from Cyber-attacks?


The rapid transition to remote working amid the pandemic has left businesses exposed to cyber criminals and security breaches.