IDA recruitment embargo set to be lifted

Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe is set to give in to the IDA's demands for more staff.

Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe is set to give in to the IDA's demands for more staff.

It has been calling for an urgent staffing boost in order to deal with the unemployment crisis.

Positions were lost at the IDA in recent times as a recruitment embargo was imposed and many staff contracts were not renewed in a bid to cut costs.

However, last night Minister O'Keeffe said he accepted the agency's argument for increased resources and would provide funding for such later this week.

More in this section

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day.

Lunchtime
News Wrap

A lunchtime summary of content highlights on the Irish Examiner website. Delivered at 1pm each day.

Sign up
Revoiced
Newsletter

Our Covid-free newsletter brings together some of the best bits from irishexaminer.com, as chosen by our editor, direct to your inbox every Monday.

Sign up