The most dangerous jobs in the State continue to be farming, fishing and construction, according to the Health and Safety Authority.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The most dangerous jobs in the State continue to be farming, fishing and construction, according to figures released by the Health and Safety Authorit(...)

Squeezing the middle

Almost everyone in Ireland is worse off today than they were six years ago, thanks to the economic crisis. Few winners have emerged from the prolonged(...)

Sinead Heaney, 	founding director of the €75 million BDO Development Capital  fund. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

IT services firm Version 1 is to create up to 100 jobs in Ireland, following an €8 million investment by the BDO Development Capital fund.The BDO Dev(...)

Mr Bruton, speaking to the media on Friday, went to considerable length to draw a distinction between Ireland’s ‘robust strategy’ of offering a low rate of corporation tax and the practices referred to by president Obama

The Government has insisted it does not facilitate the so-called tax inversion practices criticised by president Barack Obama in comments that referen(...)

Harry McGee: ‘The latest quarterly report published today follows the patter of mixing substantial innovation with Mickey Mouse targets that amount to no more than box-ticking exercises.’ Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A little bit like the painted-over Victorian postboxes reminding Free Staters of their colonial past, there are still a few remnants out there of the (...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny Tanaiste Joan Burton  and Minister of State Gerald Nash gave a press conference today to publish the latest quarterly report on the Action Plan for Jobs. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Up to 65,000 jobs have been created under the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said. Speaking at the public(...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton said the value of investments in Irish companies rose 9 per cent to €59 million, and the number of Irish companies which benefited was up 12 per cent to 94. Photograph: Alan Betson

Venture capital firms supported by Enterprise Ireland increased their activity in 2013, investing €59 million in 94 Irish companies.A report published(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton  after their first joint press conference yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Less than an hour after Joan Burton became Labour Party leader last Friday week, negotiations on the future shape of Government kicked into action.Wi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the first Cabinet meeting of newly appointed Ministers yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the State Reception Room in Áras an Uachtaráin, an insightful photographer made a telling request. “Could you all move a little to the left?”And in(...)

The new line-up: Cabinet members at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain after Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton reshuffled the Government team. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Like Tom Crean’s epic passage across the frozen Antarctic, the small band of Labour and Fine Gael negotiators ended up on a tortuous and dramatic jour(...)