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Energy sector grows

Up to 82pc of international energy sector companies are struggling to find suitable talent for vacant positions in Ireland.

The survey by global recruitment group SpenglerFox and its Irish partner Grafton Group found that 74pc of companies have grown over the last two years despite the recruitment obstacles.

And just 12pc have had to downsize, despite the global economic downturn.

The energy sector is one area which is continuing expansion with 83pc of firms expecting to take on more employees -- however, the majority of these are having difficulties recruiting.