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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


4,156,119 (july 2008 est.)


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


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


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)

86 Ireland Jobs Found

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer My client needs a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer in Cork city. You will be given a day rate of €350-425 for a 3 ...
Nigel Frank International - Cork - posted 2 days ago
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer, Dublin- up to €60,000 I am working with a longstanding & internationally renowned organisation who are Ireland's ...
Nigel Frank International - Dublin - posted 2 days ago
MS Dynamics 365 Developer A key client of mine is looking for a MS Dynamics CRM Developer to start as soon as possible. It is for a 6 month contrac...
Nigel Frank International - Carlow - posted 3 days ago
If you are an experienced assistant manager, department manager, supervisor or deputy manager from a retail background with a genuine passion for t...
Networx - Limerick - posted 6 days ago
Salesforce Tech Lead/ Up to €100,000 + Benefits/ Dublin Mason Frank International are partnered with a boutique, rapidly growing Platinum Salesforc...
Mason Frank - Dublin - posted 6 days ago
See Christmas from the inside! At Argos, the run up to Christmas is a busy time and we’re now recruiting for Customer Service Advisors to make the ...
Networx - Limerick - posted 7 days ago
Full Stack Developer A client of mine in Dublin is looking for a Full Stack Developer for a 6 month contract. The rate is between €400-500. This is...
Nigel Frank International - Dublin - posted 7 days ago
Senior Application Engineer My client in Dublin is looking for a Senior Application Engineer (CRM). The rate is €500-600 for a 6 month contract in ...
Nigel Frank International - Dublin - posted 8 days ago
Business Analyst - Ireland - 6 month Contract An exciting pharmaceutical company based in Ireland is looking for a new Business Analyst to assist t...
Jefferson Frank - Donegal - posted 8 days ago
My client is looking for an experienced consultant for a 6 month project with the chance of extension and looking for the right candidate to start ...
Nigel Frank International - Dublin - posted 8 days ago
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