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9676: New strategy aims to increase Irish employment in EU institutions
Friday 07 May 2021
The Government is to spend €4 million on a new strategy aimed at securing more Irish employment positions in EU...
9675: Ireland suffered one of the largest falls in EU male employment in 2020
Thursday 06 May 2021
The percentage of men in employment in Ireland last year saw one of the largest decreases in Europe. The male employment...
9674: Irish population increase projected to be one of the largest in Europe
Wednesday 05 May 2021
Ireland is expected to experience one of the largest population increases in the whole of Europe by 2050. New figures from...
9673: Ireland just below the EU average for workplace accidents
Friday 30 April 2021
There were 2.4 million non-fatal work accidents across Europe in 2018 according to new figures just released. The statistics show that affected workers were...
9672: ECC Ireland advisory on social media impulse buying
Wednesday 28 April 2021
The European Consumer Centre is advising users of social media to think twice before engaging in impulse buying online. It says...
9671: Survey reveals what Irish people worry about
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Irish people are more concerned about the environment and climate change than most of our European neighbours. The latest Eurobarometer survey...

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9676: NEW STRATEGY AIMS TO INCREASE IRISH EMPLOYMENT IN EU INSTITUTIONS
Friday 07 May 2021
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The Government is to spend €4 million on a new strategy aimed at securing more Irish employment positions in EU institutions.

The plan is designed to ensure that Irish applicants are more successful at entry-level competitions.

Ireland and Denmark have the lowest number of employees per capita working in the EU Commission.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission Representation in Ireland says part of the strategy will see, among other things, a major increase in scholarships to attend the prestigious College of Europe.



Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: Natolin in Poland

9675: IRELAND SUFFERED ONE OF THE LARGEST FALLS IN EU MALE EMPLOYMENT IN 2020
Thursday 06 May 2021
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The percentage of men in employment in Ireland last year saw one of the largest decreases in Europe.

The male employment rate here fell by 2.5% at the end of 2020 compared to the EU average of one per cent.

The rate of employment for women in Ireland was down by 1.3% compared to EU average of 0.4 per cent.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission in Ireland says Covid 19 lockdowns clearly impacted on employment activity here last year.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 13 seconds | Outwords: and public entities

9674: IRISH POPULATION INCREASE PROJECTED TO BE ONE OF THE LARGEST IN EUROPE
Wednesday 05 May 2021
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Ireland is expected to experience one of the largest population increases in the whole of Europe by 2050.

New figures from Eurostat show that the number of people living here is expected to grow by 20 per cent over the next 30 years.

The average age of the Irish population will increase from 45 to 49.1 years by 2050.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission in Ireland says the population of Dublin is expected to expand by 250,000 during the same period.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: to six years

9673: IRELAND JUST BELOW THE EU AVERAGE FOR WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS
Friday 30 April 2021
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There were 2.4 million non-fatal work accidents across Europe in 2018 according to new figures just released.

The statistics show that affected workers were absent from work for four days or more.

The rate of fatal Irish accidents was 2.1 per 100,000 workers, just below the European average of 2.2. 

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says Ireland has some way to go to catch up with the Netherlands where the rate of workplace accidents is 0.87 per 100,000 employees.





Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: of work accidents

9672: ECC IRELAND ADVISORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA IMPULSE BUYING
Wednesday 28 April 2021
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The European Consumer Centre is advising users of social media to think twice before engaging in impulse buying online.

It says it is receiving a growing number of complaints from people who purchase goods from uninvited ads that pop up on their screens.

The Centre says people are purchasing goods from such sites outside the EU which, in a growing number of cases, are never delivered.

Cyril Sullivan of ECC Ireland says, do your homework or else refunds can not be guaranteed. 

Interviewee: Cyril Sullivan | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: or non existent

9671: SURVEY REVEALS WHAT IRISH PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT
Tuesday 27 April 2021
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Irish people are more concerned about the environment and climate change than most of our European neighbours.

The latest Eurobarometer survey shows that environmental matters are third on the list of the things Irish people worry about, coming in just after the economy and health.

In Europe as a whole, worries about the environment fell outside the top three of people’s concerns, coming in at number four on the list behind health, the economy and their respective public finances.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says personal health and climate change continue to bother people.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: issue of concern

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