Sunday 28 May 2017

192 jobs in airline and marine sector

Colm Kelpie and Sarah Stack

SOME 192 new jobs are being created through separate investments by Etihad Airways and the seafood and marine research sectors.

United Arab Emirates airline Etihad is to recruit at least 100 new cabin crew through a series of open days.

Separately, Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced 92 new jobs in the marine sector. A €3.5m grant by the Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme will generate 64 jobs, while 28 research posts have been developed out of €2m from the International SmartOcean Graduate programme (ISG).

Etihad chief James Hogan said €16m had been invested in Ireland by the airline over the last four years. The airline already employs 90 Irish staff but is looking to expand. Etihad launched its Dublin to Abu Dhabi flights in 2007 and now operates 10 flights a week.

Announcing the marine sector jobs, Mr Kenny said Ireland has been recognised as an emerging power in marine research. "This has been achieved through the mapping of the 90pc of Irish national territory that lies under the Atlantic, the creation of a quarter-of-a-billion euro worth of marine research infrastructure, and the fostering of strong linkages between industry and research centres."

Irish Independent

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