Could Income Tax Incentives Solve The Staff Shortage Crisis?

Thomas Kane, Technoological University Dublin


As Ireland has moved out of pandemic-related restrictions, employers have reported significant difficulties in recruiting staff. The staff shortages are so severe that businesses have had to curtail opening hours in some sectors. Sectors such as tourism, hospitality and construction that were closed during the pandemic appear to be particularly affected, but other industries such as pharmaceuticals and technology report problems recruiting suitably skilled staff also.