Richard Bruton said the economic relationship between Ireland and Australia is stronger now than at any time in our history

A five-day trade and investment mission to Australia by more than 30 Irish companies has begun. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Investment Ri(...)

The latest Quarterly National Household Survey, compiled by the Central Statistics Office, shows the State’s headline rate of unemployment is now 11.5 per cent, down from a recessionary high of 15.1 per cent in 2012.

There is no greater reflection of economic health than job creation, and on that basis the Irish economy appears to be heading out of recession. (...)

Our virtual Tesco shop of the same 30 items costs €132.64 in the Republic and €112.02 in the North, a difference of more than 20 per cent. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this summer, the Guardian asked families in seven cities, including Dublin, to do a comparable grocery shop and send in their receipts. Dub(...)

The credit card company MBNA has announced its intention to close its call centre at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim with the loss of up to 160 full time jobs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The credit card company MBNA has announced its intention to close its call centre at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim with the loss of 160 full time job(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation was unrepentant over the bank holiday weekend, insisting the Government hadn’t misled the public over the cost of water in the run-up to the local elections. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

It will surely go down as Richard Bruton’s Marie Antoinette moment. We had just learned the real cost of water for families would be close to €500 a y(...)

The government said that the new measures are aimed at supporting the development of a sustainable competitive construction sector.

Work is to commence on a legislative framework to replace the registered employment agreement (REA) system and allow for the setting of pay rates and (...)

Kildare-based Homesecure has announced the creation of 140 jobs over the next three years.The residential security company said 100 jobs are to come o(...)

US president Barack Obama castigated companies for “gaming the system” and referenced Ireland in terms of a destination for tax avoidance. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Low corporation tax, foreign direct investment, job creation – a virtuous circle, if ever there was one. It was this nexus that so effectively nurture(...)

Foreign direct investment (FDI) by overseas firms can never satisfy all of Ireland’s employment needs. But it can make – and for many decades has made(...)

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(...)