Sunday 25 February 2018

In brief: Recruitment site offers its services for free to motor firms and jobseekers

MANY thousands of jobs were saved last year in the motor industry due to the introduction by the Government of the scrappage scheme. On top of that, an estimated 3,000-plus jobs were created and this is also largely credited to the scrappage scheme.

"The extension of the 'scrappage' for the first six months of 2011 should protect those job gains and help create more vacancies," according to Padraic Deane at

To celebrate the news, has extended its free recruitment service to auto industry employers and jobseekers alike.

Currently, there are 140 motor jobs advertised on the site. The industry is also currently engaged in a national programme that aims to recruit 150 new apprentices in the coming weeks.

Brush up your accounting standards

COMBINE your ongoing professional development with raising money for a good cause by hurrying along to the ACCA Ireland (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Christmas charity evening lecture.

Entitled 'IFRS In A Hurry', the lecture will take place at 5.45pm this Thursday at the Bank of Ireland, House of Lords in College Green, Dublin.

The ins and outs of international financial reporting standards will be speedily covered by Aidan Clifford, advisory services manager, ACCA Ireland. Every cent of the €50 entrance fee is to be split between the St Vincent de Paul Society and Trocaire's flood appeal.

For more details and to register, contact Niamh Sheehan, ACCA Ireland on (01) 498 8902 or email

Celebs reveal their culinary secrets

In the Pot, a collection of favourite recipes by celebrities including George Hook, Professor John Crown and many others, has been published to raise funds for cancer research. The book is for a very worthy cause and is available from all O'Brien's wine shops or by emailing

Showband legends return to the Helix

THE ever-popular Ireland's Showbands is to return to the Helix in Dublin next January. Showband legends Paddy Cole, Johnny Carroll, Eileen Reid, Philomena Begley, Brendan Bowyer, Tony Kenny and George Jones are all taking part in a show called Do You Come Here Often? on Friday and Saturday, January 7 and 8. Tickets are now on sale from the box office or at

Information pack on prostate cancer

THE Marie Keating Foundation has launched a new information pack called Living with Prostate Cancer.

The pack comes in the form of five colourful and easy-to-understand booklets telling men about the condition, diagnosis and treatment, as well as nutrition, exercise and support services. It is available from the Marie Keating Foundation at or (01) 628 3726.

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