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Irish work permit for highly skilled non-EEA nationals a sure thing

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 11, 2020

Non-EEA nationals contribute thousands of euros to Ireland’s treasury by applying for and extending their work permits each year.  Obtaining an Irish work permit by highly skilled non-EEA nationals in Ireland may be something easily accessible provided they studied the right profession. However, the work permit itself is somewhat costly. Ireland, which operates an employment […]

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What does the labour market needs test mean in daily life?

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 11, 2020

The labour market needs test requires employers to have some of their vacancies published for weeks.  Preventing Ireland’s labour market from being flooded with non-EEA nationals, the Irish government has reintroduced a test to survey if the labour market really needs a non-EEA national for some of the advertised vacancies. Today, each employer who is […]

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National minimum wage increased by 30 cent from February

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 11, 2020

The hourly national minimum wage exceeded €10 on February 1.    As in previous years, the government has decided to increase the national minimum wage, this time by 30 cent an hour. From February 1, the national minimum wage will increase to €10.10. This results from strong growth in earnings across the economy in 2019. […]

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Public toilets in Dublin remain an illoosion

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 3, 2020

Dublin city operates very few public toilets, none in the city centre with those to be found mostly in parks.   When the only women’s public toilet on Burgh Quay, near O’Connell Bridge, in Dublin was closed in 1919, the then press saw it as an act of “malignant stupidity”. Today, tourists visiting Dublin may find […]

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Corkonians have decided what their favourite Cork-related song is

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 3, 2020

The results are in: Listen below to ten songs Corkonians love the most.  Corkonians proved, within the initiative by Cork City Libraries, there are plenty of songs about or related to their home city and they have chosen their favourite one.     Cork City Libraries, which ran a poll between November 2019 and January 2020, hoped […]

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7 Dublin gyms: Get in shape before summer comes

By Peter Dlhopolec / January 20, 2020

Looking for somewhere to work out after work, or just somewhere that fits your budget? Dublin hides numerous fitness centres and gyms to choose from. Some people, and not just in Dublin, are determined to take up exercising in a gym twice a year: at the beginning of each year as part of the New […]

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