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This year's graduates face mixed fortunes in the jobs market as business and industry count the cost of Covid-19 and deal with ongoing disruption to normal operations.

Some companies are pulling graduate recruitment, some will have smaller numbers and delayed starts, although, elsewhere, prospects are bright.

One high-profile casualty is Irish Distillers' Jameson International Graduates Programme, a three-year sales and marketing internship that recruits between 10 and 30 graduates annually.