Pat Butler of Pat’s Barbers, says jobs for young people are the priority

The recession has been hard on Thurles, as it has on many towns. The signs are everywhere. Shops have closed. People have emigrated. The story is told(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore speaks  with Ifrah Ahmed at the Africa-Ireland Economic Forum yesterday.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The third Global Irish Economic Forum which opens in Dublin Castle today will be about “jobs, jobs, jobs”, according to Glen Dimplex chief executive S(...)