The recruitment process for Ireland’s 2011 census is due to begin shortly with 5,000 enumerators needed. Enumerators will work on a part-time basis for a ten week period between March and May 2011, with average earnings of €2,200.
As Ireland's economic position has weakened over the past two years there have been increasing calls from Europe that Ireland should give up its low corporation tax rate of 12.5%. However, despite these calls the world's largest social network, Facebook, plans to continue investing in the country.
NASA's Earth Observatory has released another stunning satellite photography of Ireland and the UK blanketed in snow. The image, taken yesterday (December 8th 2010) shows much of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the Isle of man covered in pristine snow.
About this time every year Google publish Zeitgeist; a collection of data and visualisations that help capture the spirit of the year just gone by based on the aggregation of billions of search queries.
Earlier today Eircom, Ireland’s largest ISP, launched its free music streaming service known as MusicHub. Eircom MusicHub allows free unlimited music streaming for existing Eircom broadband customers, and music downloads for as little as 32c per track.
Zynga, probably the best known social network games developer, is again hiring positions for its European headquarters in Dublin. The positions are mostly international customer care agents, but there is also a recruiter and reporting analyst required.
We could all be paying more for our downloads from next year if the US government's proposed tax on digital goods is passed. The House of Representatives is set to debate a bill proposing the introduction of a federal tax on downloaded good and services, including music, videos and apps, in early 2011.