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Top, from left: Chris Ciauri, Salesforce; Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe; Mark Hawkins, Salesforce; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Elizabeth Pinkham, Salesforce; and Dr. David Dempsey, Ireland Country Leader, Salesforce, earlier

This morning.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, on his 40th birthday, officiated as US software giant Salesforce announced that it is adding 1,500 jobs over five years.

The company will establish ‘Salesforce Tower’ (above) an urban campus of four interconnected buildings located on North Wall Quay within Silicon Docks.

Reggie writes;

If these are basically call centre/customer support jobs, who will be able to afford Dublin rents?


Salesforce to create 1,500 jobs with Dublin investment (RTÉ)

Earlier: Not Fit To Hold A Candle

margaret-heffernan-iMargaret Heffernan, Dunnes Stores CEO

Mandate Trade Union report that workers who took part in the strike have been sacked and others have had their hours drastically cut by management at the stores.The union highlighted a case of dismissal less than 24 hours after the strike where a manager told a worker “the business isn’t there” despite workers with less service and who hadn’t been on strike remaining in employment.

Dunnes sacking workers who joined strikes, union says (Newstalk 106-108 FM)

Dunnes Stores Shamefully Sack Workers For Striking (SWP)

Meath forward Joe Sheridan (above) is leaving inter-county football after securing a job in the construction industry in the United States.

Which prompted the Meath chairman Barney Allen to contend:

“We did our best for him and we did manage to get him a job but he has a commitment over there now.”

Which itself prompted Declan Conlan to write:

It has always annoyed me how GAA players are handed jobs in Ireland just to keep them here. Like how does that work? [Hypothetical situation] GAA manager: “Give Paddy a job” Bank manager: “But he can’t count” GAA manager: “Ah go on, he plays GAA but wants to leave the country” Bank manager: “Why didn’t you say so, I’ll tell the other applicants to shag off”. Equal opportunity employment all the way. I don’t think so. Can someone please explain this?