The announcement of the deal came during a trade trip to Dubai and Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton said there was “huge potential for Ireland to become a leading destination for medical travel”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mater Private Healthcare has signed a deal with the Dubai police force to provide health services in Ireland to members of the force and their familie(...)

Global Shares for managing employee equity plans

Cork-based technology firm Global Shares has announced a major expansion plan which will create 80 new jobs over the next three years.The company whic(...)

The EPS Group is to create 50 new jobs as part of a €3 million expansion at its plant in Mallow

Two companies have announced the creation of 78 new jobs in Mallow, Co Cork and Limerick with support provided through Enterprise Ireland. The EPS Gro(...)

‘Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin insisted he had not found recent comments by Fine Gael Ministers about increased productivity being the quid pro quo for pay rises in any way unhelpful.’

Fine Gael and Labour Government Ministers are “at one” in relation to their approach to pay restoration for public sector workers, according to Minist(...)

Talks on pay between the Government and public sector unions are due to get underway shortly, with unions seeking the full restoration of pay cuts imposed on their members since 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The full restoration of public service pay rates which were cut during the economic crisis is possible but only in the context of full employment, (...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. “The time has come for pay restoration but we don’t want to lose the productivity gains from Croke Park and Haddington Road. If anything, we’d like more.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MARTIN WALL Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said “outdated” work practices in the health sector will have to end in return for any pay restorati(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said the European Commission had found “some of the current restrictions being applied in this jurisdiction may be disproportionate.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

The European Commission is taking infringement proceedings against Ireland in connection with an alleged breach of a directive which eased restriction(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. The restriction on past pupils forms part of the Admission to Schools Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Schools will be able to reserve a maximum of 10 per cent of places for children of past-pupils under a plan for reforming admissions procedures to (...)

Don’t turn back the clock

Negotiations on an EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty (TTIP) are experiencing difficulties over whether similar standards of (...)

Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge Katherine Delahunt was a vibrant, warm, loving and loved person, who was “always up for a bit of mischief” her funeral Mass heard this morning. (...)