Some 45 per cent of the new jobs created over the past five years came directly from exports,  Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Fine Gael is the only party contesting the election with a strategy to grow business in order to create jobs, according to Minister for Enterprise and(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign  at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In and out of the Dáil in less than a minute. After months of dropping hints, Enda Kenny burst from the blocks and was gone, leaving a bewildered col(...)

Dinny McGinley TD and Robert Dowds TD who are set to retire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House was quiet on Tuesday. An air of calm enveloped the chamber and the corridors. But it was a strange sort of stillness, like that awfu(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: defended the Government’s record on worker protection. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Increasing numbers of “rogue employers” are behaving like the owners of Clerys department store by setting up shelf companies and leaving workers wit(...)

Richard Bruton: his department says it will keep the rules “under review” and that they can be adjusted “in either direction” if they are adversely affecting the industry or consumers

After seven years of debate and delay, there is now a three- month scramble on to implement the new grocery regulations governing the relationship bet(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said: ‘There is potentially a real inequality between these players which can be abused in a manner that is not in the interests of jobs, consumers or sustainable safe food.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Large grocery chains will be prohibited from charging suppliers for shelf space or forcing them to pay for promotions or marketing campaigns as part o(...)

Richard Bruton said Ireland did not gain from corporate tax inversion deals

The Government has sought to distance itself from criticism over the latest corporate tax inversion with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (...)

The Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation has confirmed the grocery regulations, drafted over concerns big grocery chains were being heavy-handed with suppliers, are about to be be signed by Richard Bruton. Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

The Government is set to expedite the introduction of new regulations governing relationships between supermarkets and suppliers before the election.(...)

The Government has set up a €5 million Health Innnovation Hub designed to encourage private sector companies and the health services to jointly develop products and research for patients.

The Government has set up a €5 million Health Innnovation Hub designed to encourage private sector companies and the health services to jointly develo(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister Richard Bruton   and Minister of State for New Communities Aodhán Ó Ríordáin at the latest Action Plan for Jobs announcement. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The best news at the latest Action Plan for Jobs unveiling came early – with the announcement that it is to be the last of the eight regional jobs pla(...)