Business Information

Newspaper Articles

The Business Information Centre selects and updates on a daily basis a representative sample of newspaper articles on business and other related subjects taken from the The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Sunday Business Post, Sunday Independent and the Sunday Times. The articles reference a selection of companies based in Ireland, (e.g. Apple, facebook, Microsoft, Pfizer, Smurfit Kappa, Tullow Oil, Yahoo) and business subjects including starting a business, industry, careers, social issues, education and finance.

Knowledge Uncovered

Image of dvd Inside jobHave you ever wished that someone would explain exactly how the banking crises happened without having to read the small print? Your wish is granted. This award winning documentary 'Inside Job' does exactly that. It is a well paced easily accessible account, through narration and extensive interviews with financiers, ex-government staff, academics and Chinese factory workers! It won an Academy award in for Best Documentary in 2010.

Let's start joining up the dots with a podcast available on Dublin City Public Library website. This talk by Simon Carswell explains how Anglo Irish bank "broke Ireland". Another very good example is Fintan O'Toole's book, 'Ship of Fools', which is a very readable account of the the property bubble in Ireland. While looking at reviews for this book I came across a very interesting website called Irish Left Review, if you have time click on the Irish Shadow Banking System.

Make a good choice - make a right choice - make a right move. Head here!

The best job in the world Jobseekers! make a good choice - make a right choice - make a right move head here!

The Business Information Centre, Central Library continues its 2012 Career Direction and Development Programme on Wednesday, 29th August, 2012, at 1.00pm with a free workshop given by Pat Shortt entitled "Getting a Job and Getting the Ideal Job".  

Pat is the managing director of ETC Consult (Education, Training and Career Consult) an organisation which excels at advising clients what career guidance options best suits them! 

This talk will focus on just that - how you can get not just any job, but an ideal job, suited to your qualifications, skills, and abilities.

So, come here on Wednesday 29th and be informed!

Contact the Business Information Centre at (003531) 8733996 to secure your place.

What am I entitled to?

Unemoloyed, need work

What Social Welfare payments am I entitled to?

Who can help me if I need financial assistance?

Where can I look for work?

Do I pay tax if I am on a low income?

Information and Advice in the Business Information Centre

Remember the elderly!

The Bealtaine Festival is running  from 1st May - 31st May this year, and running concurrently is Social Inclusion Week (14th May - 19th May) and European Year for Active Ageing.  With this in mind we have focused our Information & Advice stands this month on the elderly and the unemployed! Our Information and Advice stands involve representatives from various organisations coming here to the library, and interacting with the general public.  Any questions / queries that the public may have about the organisation in question are answered.

Know your rights - Know the law

Legal AdviceThe Business Information Centre, Central Library is showcasing a selection of books, brochures, and flyers on Know Your Rights - Know the Law during the month of April, 2012.  This display focuses on simplifying the complexities of our civil law / family law by providing brochures, flyers and up-to-the minute reference books on this subject. Topics covered include:

2 Workshops in the Business Library

GaeilgeThe Business Information Centre have 2 more workshops lined up for the month of March. The first one will be on Saturday, 3 March, from 2pm – 3pm entitled “Engineers don’t just dream about great things – they do them” given by Caoimhe Anglin.  This is geared towards post primary students and promises to portray the many benefits a career in Engineering offers. This workshop is organised in conjunction with Engineers Week, running from 27 February – 4 March 2012.

Interested in Irish?  If so, then a  workshop entitled “Do Ghairm le Gaeilge” “Career Options Using Irish” will be held here on Monday, 12 March, from 1pm – 1.45 pm. It  will be given by Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer with IT Letterkenny.  Don't worry if you are not a fluent Irish speaker! The main talk will be in English with some Irish interspersed. It will focus on the many different job opportunities that are available for those interested in the Irish Language and the workshop is free to attend, but booking is recommended.  This workshop is organised to coincide with Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012, which will be running from 5 - 17 March.

Beir bua, a chara agus go n-éireoidh an bóthar leat!

Commit to be fit in 2012

Walk away the Winter blues!

Walking in IrelandHave you overindulged over the festive season. Do you feel lethargic and tired? Are you afraid to step up on the scales. Has Operation Transformation (TV Programme) frightened you into keeping fit? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, fear not! Dublin Public Libraries can help!

Dublin City Public Libraries have a very comprehensive collection of maps and guides with interesting walks, hikes, and trails contained within: encouraged yet to venture out in the fresh air, and explore and enjoy the countryside?

Suss out any of our 21 library service points spread across the city and checkout these walks. Included are: 

  • Best Walks in Ireland by David Marshall (2006)
  • Glasnevin Cemetery: A historic Walk (1997)
  • Leisure Walks Near Dublin by Joss Lynam (2004)
  • Literary Walking Tours of Gothic Dublin by Brian J Showers (2006)
  • Lonely Planet Hill Walking in Ireland (2010)
  • Secret Dublin. 25 original walks exploring the hidden city by Pat Liddy (2001)
  • Walks Around Medieval Dublin by Dublin City Council (2004)
  • A Walk Across Ireland from Coast to Coast including the Royal Canal Way by John Mulligan (2006)

Can we help you with your job search?

Job searchAnother success story...

Have you visited the Business Information Centre, Central Library recently? If not, you may not know that we have been running a series of 18 Career & Development workshops from January 2010 - December 2011, with 3 more planned for January, February and March of this year.  

We sourced different expert Career Coaches from around the country, to give these presentations. We liaised with these coaches and asked them to tailor these talks towards the positive aspects of searching for work.

The hardest work in the world is being out of work!

Jane Downes, Career Coach and author of the book "The Career Book: Help for the Restless Realist" returns to the Business Information Centre, at 6.30pm, on 17th November 2011, with another inspiring talk, this time entitled:

"The hardest work in the world is being out of work: learn how to put a successful career plan in place to find the job you want".

It promises once again to be a great session and it is free of charge to attend. If you are interested please contact myself, GemLiz, at (01) 873 3996 to book a place.