First Steps for a Contractor’s Move to Ireland

Are you considering the move to Ireland for contract work? There are some key initial steps to implement upon arrival, ensuring a smooth transition into the Irish tax system. Contracting Plus, Ireland’s market leader in providing compliant accountancy solutions to Professional Contractors have shared this valuable advice which will ensure you are tax compliant as

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How to Combat Workplace Stress

Workplace stress is an ever constant. With impending deadlines and increasing targets to meet, this level of high-energy focus activity has become the norm for most professionals. Last year’s study by the Economic and Social Research Institute, found that stress levels in Ireland had more than doubled, from eight to 17 per cent, between 2010

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itContracting Quick-fire Q&A: Systems Administration

Have you wondered what it takes to begin your IT career in Systems Administration? This week, we have a quick-fire Q&A round with Evros Service Owner of the IT Managed Services, Brian Duignan, explaining his career path into Systems Administration, and outlining key technology requirements. Name:   Brian Duignan Position:   Service Owner at Evros Technology Group, responsible for all

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How to Answer Competency-based Questions During your IT Interview

To determine your strong and weak points, the interview questions should appropriately probe your qualifications, skills and intellectual qualities. In our previous post, we explored the typical opening questions that are asked by the interviewer. In this blog, the itContracting senior IT recruiters have compiled some competency-based interview questions, outlining interviewing best-practices that will help

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What Business Expenses Can I Claim as a Contractor?

Contractors are permitted to claim business expenses for a wide array of costs from travel expenses to larger business costs (i.e. company equipment). Icon Accounting Operations Director, Claire Fagan, explores what type of business expenses you can claim as a Contractor, including transport and relocation expenses and most importantly, what information to record to support

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International Women’s Day: An Interview with itContracting Director Sharon O’Reilly

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also highlighting gender parity in the workplace. For women in technology that means we acknowledge those who have pushed the boundaries of the industry and are helping to strengthen workforces by making them more inclusive environments. Now more than ever, women

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