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Cork to be fastest growing Irish city over the next 20 years
Cork is set to become the fastest growing city in the country over the next 20 years. Today's annual congress of the International Academy of Urbanism will hear that its population is set to treble. Delegates will discuss the challenges it faces and how to ensure a quality of life…
Builders struggling to find workers as sector set to grow by 20%
The construction sector is expected to grow by 20 per cent this year but the industry is concerned about its inability to attract and keep workers, according to a new survey. An annual construction industry review, published by AECOM in Ireland, analyses the industry outlook and outlines suggestions as to…
BUSINESS GROUP IBEC has said that Ireland does not currently have enough experienced construction workers to build much-needed housing, adding that non-national workers will be needed to help with complete government plans In its latest quarterly economic outlook published today, Ibec says that 2016 figures showed that 80,000-100,000 workers would…
Desktop 3D printers Health Study
Desktop 3D printers are no longer a huge novelty. They can be found in everywhere from offices to homes, but one concern is the emissions that they release. Those who work in technical recruitment or even in engineering recruitment will know this more than anyone. Tech sites are now processing…
Odysseus Solar Plane could Stay in the Air Indefinitely
Aurora Flight Sciences have revealed some of their plans for the Odysseus aircraft. This is a solar-powered autonomous plane that has the chance to stay in the air indefinitely. The plane is designed to make its very first flight in 2019 and it is also one of the high-altitude satellites…
Scalable Wireless Systems are Now using the RDIF Tags on Billions of Products
MIT Media Lab researchers have worked hard to develop a wireless system that is going to use RFID tags that are on billions of products. They are doing this so that they can sense potential food contamination. Food safety incidents have actually made headlines around the globe so far. They…
Engineers were Honoured at the Westminster Abbey Service
The first event of its kind was held at the Westminster Abbey. It's a Thanksgiving service and it is also designed to represent those from the engineering community. The multi-faith service was very well timed as it was designed to celebrate the Year of Engineering and even the Institution of…
Overseas workers ‘don’t trust’ construction sector, builder says
Lingering doubts about the long-term sustainability of the Irish construction sector is thwarting efforts to recruit overseas workers, a major building company has said. The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned the Republic will need an influx of foreign workers to meet housing targets. It also cautioned that…
October sees highest ever month of job announcements in Limerick
Limerick’s dramatic resurgence as one of the nation’s fastest-growing economic hubs continues as October saw record-breaking results in jobs and over €80 million in investment. The announcement of 935 jobs in October was the highest in any one month period to date, and the total jobs announced in Limerick so…
Irish firms are flying high in the US
When we think of our “special relationship” with the US, we often think of foreign direct investment flowing into Ireland, creating jobs and pumping money into the Irish economy. However, it is a two-way street and Ireland is now the ninth largest source of FDI to the US, with 800…
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