300 Irish financial services jobs for disadvantaged non-financiers

300 Irish financial services jobs for disadvantaged non-financiers

Good news: 300 new jobs are being created in Dublin's International Financial Services District. However, they are being earmarked for people from disadvantaged backgrounds that would normally have…

Will tax increases dent Dublin as a financial centre?

Will tax increases dent Dublin as a financial centre?

In spite of the problems affecting Ireland's banks, Dublin's reputation as a location for back office work is still attracting new entrants, which is has propelled it into…

Bank of Ireland joins the renewable energy jobs jamboree

Bank of Ireland joins the renewable energy jobs jamboree

Renewable energy is proving to be something of a much-need source of recruitment for financial professionals in Ireland lately, and Bank of Ireland's decision to assemble teams dedicated…

What, exactly, is wrong with my CV?

What, exactly, is wrong with my CV?

I'm a young and ambitious MBA graduate with over eight years of wide ranging experience in financial services. Unfortunately I joined investment banking at the wrong time and…

Bad times for Big Four accountants

Bad times for Big Four accountants

Things aren't looking so great for employees at the Big Four accountancy firms in Ireland. After KPMG's revelation that it would not be extending the contracts of qualifying…

It’s tougher than ever to get to the top

It’s tougher than ever to get to the top

The financial crisis is thwarting the ambitions of Ireland's accountants. The number of vacant senior roles has switched from feast to famine, and fewer accountants than ever aspire…

Falling pay in corporate banking and operations

Falling pay in corporate banking and operations

If you work in risk or compliance you've got a better chance than most Irish financial services workers of getting a new job this year. However, if you're…

More and more jobs in reinsurance

More and more jobs in reinsurance

It might not compensate for the jobs being lost in other areas of financial services, but Ireland is continuing to attract new reinsurance entrants to its shores and…

International banks trimming Irish workforce

International banks trimming Irish workforce

It might not be a massive surprise considering the grim outlook for these companies globally, but both Citigroup and Merrill Lynch are rumoured to be trimming their Irish…

National Irish Bank staff safe, contractors not so lucky

National Irish Bank staff safe, contractors not so lucky

Despite posting a €552m loss in 2008 after incurring a "goodwill write-off", National Irish Bank (NIB) says it has no plans to make redundancies. It is, however, cutting…

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