Posted October 04, 2018 05:21:46 A new survey by the Irish National Fire and Rescue Service has found the majority of engines need work to be replaced.
The survey was carried out over the last three months.
The National Fire Service (NFRS) said it found a total of 14,927 engines, including 6,943 fire engines, 7,066 chemical engineering jobs, 2,983 industrial machinery and 8,636 chemical engineering roles in the country.
However, the NFRS found that of the 2,985 industrial machinery jobs that were needed, only one-third were in Irish ports.
It found that only 1,547 jobs were in manufacturing, and 1,633 were in services and other goods manufacturing.
The NFRS said the majority were found at the ports of Cork, Sligo, Waterford, Limerick and Wicklow.
The Irish Fire and Emergency Service (IFES) said the numbers were lower than expected because it had been looking at fewer people from rural areas and people who had not been in work in a while.
The IFES said the total number of jobs needed in the region fell from 5,936 to 4,918 between April and June.
The department said the results show that the number of job losses in rural areas has decreased in the last 12 months compared to the same period in 2016.
It said the NFES is now working to reduce the impact of these changes on rural areas, and has plans to address the problem of older workers in the sector.
It also said the report also showed the number and percentage of rural jobs has fallen since last year, and that the proportion of rural people with job opportunities has also fallen.
It is encouraging that the NFPS is working to improve rural employment opportunities and to address any lingering concerns about the industry.
In the long term, the report said, the government should look at how to help businesses across the region expand, and encourage more people to work in manufacturing.