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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# brexit backstop
DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border
Technical discussions will resume in Brussels over Brexit this week.
# EU Grant
Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant
The grant will help retrain 432 former call centre staff and get them back into employment.
# Jobswatch
250 jobs to be created at Wexford call centre
The new jobs will be created over the next ten months at Eishtec, an Irish company set up in 2011.
# Talk Talk
MEPs approve €5.4m funding to retrain TalkTalk workers
The European Parliament has approved an application from Ireland for funds to retrain the call centre staff sacked last year.
# Jobswatch
Eishtec to create 250 new jobs at Waterford call centre
Some welcome jobs news for Waterford.
# Talk Talk
Ex-TalkTalk workers to begin upskilling programme
Skillnets has announced a €250,000 investment for the provision of training to former TalkTalk employees in Waterford.
# Talk Talk
Government to apply for EU grant for TalkTalk staff
The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund would help former Waterford Talk Talk staff to retrain and find new work.
# Talk Talk
Talk Talk call centre closes in Waterford
Operations are being moved to different facilities, with the loss of 575 jobs in Waterford.
# Talk Talk
Call centres rally round with 150 vacancies for laid-off Talk Talk workers
People in the industry “wanted to help in whatever way they could”, a spokesperson told
# Talk Talk
Laid-off Talk Talk staff 'had trained the people who took their jobs'
Employees in Waterford have told how they travelled abroad to train staff at other centres, who will now be doing their jobs.
# University
Government clarifies stance on proposed ‘technological university’ for Waterford
The government says it hasn’t yet decided whether to give a university to the south-east – but that it’s speeding up a review.
# Talk Talk
'It's not about your performance...' The moment Talk Talk staff were told of closure
Listen: Audio recorded at yesterday’s meeting at the Talk Talk facility in Waterford when management broke the news.
# Talk Talk
Talk Talk closure a 'dark day for Waterford'
The IDA’s chief executive says he is “appalled” that Talk Talk is planning on closing the plant in just four weeks.
# Jobswatch
575 jobs lost as Talk Talk to close Waterford call centre
The telecoms company announces it will shut its Waterford call centre within a month, with only a handful of possible reassignments.