Hays Ireland, the global professional recruitment group, has reported a 12% growth in net fees in its Irish operations. 

Hays Ireland employs 100 people in its offices at Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

The results were reported as part of the wider Hays plc Q4 Trading Update, released today. Hays Ireland is part of the FTSE 250 Hays plc, which has a global reach across 33 countries worldwide.

"Today's results are very encouraging and represent continued growth in our Irish operations. We are seeing strong performance in a number of key sectors, most notably the construction and IT sectors. In a broader sense, the results for this quarter signal that the jobs market in Ireland continues to improve" Richard Eardley, Hays Ireland Managing Director, said. 
Overall, Hays plc net fees for the quarter ended 30 June 2014, grew by 7% across its geographic areas of operation. 

Other highlights from the report included strong, broad-based growth of 11% in the UK and Ireland and the growth of over 15% in major specialisms of Accountancy and Finance, Construction and Property, and IT.  
"We have delivered another good set of quarterly results to end our financial year as we continued to capitalise on good conditions in many of our key markets. In the UK & Ireland we delivered strong and broad-based net fee growth, including Perm growth of 17% as candidate confidence remained strong", Alistair Cox, Chief Executive of Hays plc, said.