Here are some of the top news stories hitting the papers over the last few days:
Good news comes for Xilinx (www.xilinx.com) who say that they are increasing their customer support division in Dublin. It should result in about 20 new jobs for the site. Their Dublin site is their European headquarters and is host to 400 employees.
An estimate from the Galway City Tribune  says that there has been almost 500 redundancies in Galway since the start of the year. It cites that the hardest hit is the construction industry. The SFA (Small Firms Association) is quoted as saying that on average there has been 613 jobs lots per week in Ireland. This pattern of increasing unemployment is starting to look worrisome for the economy.
Last week DELL announced that they were cutting jobs in the US. In fact almost 1000 jobs were lost with the closure of a desktop PC factory in Texas. So far DELL has already cut 100 Irish jobs from their staff of 4,500. Last year DELL looked for voluntary redundancies at their plant in Limerick.
And another multinational Google, announced job cuts. This time it’s in their recently aquired advertising company DoubleClick. Again it is not likely that any Irish Jobs will be lost, in fact Google are looking to hire up to 150 staff at it’s European headquarters in Dublin right now.