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Looking for work in Cork 200 new jobs are on the way

first_imgAfter years of a shrinking economy, skyrocketing unemployment and an exploding deficit we managed to stabilise the economy and begin to turn things around. Today the economy is growing and we have seen over 58,000 new jobs created in the past year.The Taoiseach also had a meeting planned today with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who addressed staff at the company’s Hollyhill office.Read: Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Taoiseach in Cork later today>Read: Another ‘vote of confidence’ from IBM with up to 40 new jobs> TWO COMPANIES IN CORK have announced the creation of over 200 jobs over the next few years, as Taoiseach Enda Kenny spent the day visiting a number of firms in the county.Global hedge fund administrator HedgeServ opened its Dublin office in 2008 and now employs over 380 people there. The company has recently recruited over 50 employees in Cork and intends to employ more than 200 “over several years”. The firm did not offer a more specific timeframe for the job creation.Making the announcement today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this is a “positive sign of progress” in the financial services sector.“This is made possible by our best asset – our people – and I am delighted that we are seeing new opportunities in Cork for our talented, flexible workforce,” he said.This expansion is supported by the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland and its CEO Barry O’Leary said today that it “adds to the reputation of Ireland as a global hub for the hedge fund industry”.Kenny visited IT solutions firm Westbourne where another expansion was announced, involving 51 jobs.Commenting at the announcement, he said:last_img read more

PIC Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery

first_imgENDA KENNY made a rare trip to the Dáil’s public gallery to meet the Magdalene survivors after issuing a historic state apology to them this evening.While Dáil statements on the State’s role in the Laundries continued below, the Taoiseach mounted the stairs to the public gallery, where dozens of survivors were watching proceedings.The Taoiseach’s arrival caused a bit of a stir in the gallery, prompting calls from the acting chairman Tom Hayes to the onlookers in the gallery not to interrupt proceedings.Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, who was speaking at the time, said she was happy to overrule the chair – and told the women in the gallery to “work away” as they met the Taoiseach after the landmark apology he had delivered 90 minutes earlier.VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivorslast_img read more