With labour shortages at the lower-skilled end of the jobs market becoming apparent, the meat industry has to rely heavily on workers from outside the European Economic Area (the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), for whom hundreds of permits are issued annually by the Government.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2020
Two more days until the dawn of a new era for the Republic of Ireland senior men’s team and, with Mick McCarthy’s hand back on the tiller, there has been an inevitable focus on the contrast between his current rank and file and those under his command when he first roamed international waters with the Boys in Green.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
Banks based in Britain will lose access to EU markets after Brexit unless the country remains in the broader European trading group that includes nations such as Norway, the head of Germany’s Bundesbank warned yesterday.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016
A gunman fired shots early yesterday into a small crowd attending an open air concert organised by a local motorcycle club, killing two people and wounding 11 others before shooting himself to death, police said.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016
Even though the vexed matter of qualification for the Euro finals in France next year is a much more pressing concern, Ireland will today learn their qualifying destiny for the World Cup in Russia in 2018 when the preliminary draw takes place in St Petersburg, kicking off at 4pm Irish time.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of student Karen Buckley, a Labour senator has published plans to make cyberbullying a criminal offence and Jason McAteer says Roy Keane persuaded Alex Ferguson not to axe him many times.
Thu, 16 Apr, 2015
Police have confirmed the remains found at a farm outside Glasgow are those of missing Cork student Karen Buckley, Water-charges protesters can't bin their bills - as not enough have received them and Ulster Rugby have announced the retirement of prop Declan Fitzpatrick at the age of 31..
Thu, 16 Apr, 2015