Who would think Ireland would be hit so hard with reccesion? Everyone hoped it wouldn't touch us...... Please come back to my blog to follow recession news in Ireland and around the world.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Job vacancies are increasing

Today I read in the Metro that Premier recruitment group noticed a rise in job vacancies amount. Good news for job seekers! Let's hope it will be improving steadily!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Irish recession: Debate on whether immigrants should go home or not

Irish recession. Immigrants are blamed for stealing jobs from Irish people. Is it their fault? Look at the debate on whether immigrants should go home or not provided by RTE player - Video kindly provided by RTE.

Fair and balanced, non-biased and impartial debate on immigration. The state
broadcaster at its very best. By E1RE

Few other articles available online:
Immigrants must go home
Should the 'Immigrants' leave?
No jobs in Ireland for immigrants

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Small chance you will get a job in irish recession if you are a foreigner

You have a very small chance to get a job in Irish recession if you are a foreigner. I knew that! No need for this news. It's a fact.

Today Metro and Independent (Racism rife as Irish twice as likely to be given job) published very identical news about racism towards foreign people in Ireland.

The study showed:
  • Irish applicants were called to interview 78 times while minority candidates were invited 38 times, giving a ratio of 2.05 -- Irish people were twice as likely to be called back.
  • In the case of Irish versus African applicants only, the study found 18 Irish applicants were called back compared to just five applicants with African sounding names.
  • When it came to Asian names, just seven were called back compared with 19 applicants with Irish names.
  • Eighteen Irish names got a call back compared to three with German sounding names. From Independent
My very good friend with very unusual surname told me this fact few months ago. She lost job. Before the recession she would get many phone calls from recruitment agencies offering her various jobs. Now it's quiet. There is a tendency in the job market .... is to give jobs to relatives and acquaintances (even without proper degree or experience).

Many people want foreign people to leave, go away! When it was good times - we needed extra force. Now - go away! Ok but there is another question... If they leave and many of them left already...What is going to happen to property market??? Empty houses and apartments and poor landlords unable to pay off ridiculous mortgages.... Less children in creches/ school more people fired....

What is your opinion?

Shopping in Northern Ireland and saving well-earned money

So finally I went to do shopping to Northern Ireland and I'm very happy with that. We saved around staggering 188 Euros. Unbelievable!
  1. B&Q garden shed - €357 instead of € 445 from B&Q Ireland/€ 50o from Argos
  2. Hoover - € 89 instead of € 112 from Argos Ireland
  3. Lawnmower - €57 instead of € 87 from Argos Ireland
  4. Food from Asda Kilkeel - €62 euro - I would pay €100 for all this things in Ireland
There were few more things and definitely cheaper. Even paying for petrol we still saved around 188 Euro. Not bad for a day trip plus great savings.

I personally suggest to everyone to do the same thing - shop in Northern Ireland. Is it ethical? There is no answer to that? Should I shop in a rip-off land with terrible customer service???

Our goverment should reduce the VAT and then people will be buying and spending money here...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Unbelievable! Mortgage relief to be cut

Unbelievable! Everyday we are getting news about something cut or increased by government. We had increased levy, they cut early child benefit and now mortgage relief to be suspended for second-time buyers.
According to the Revenue, the move means mortgage interest relief will be suspended for 321,000 of the 562,000 people currently receiving the entitlement. Another blow to people's pockets!

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