Protecting the recovery

Record low interest rates, a weak euro and low oil prices have hugely contributed to Ireland’s export-led economic recovery. All these developments ar(...)

Irish trade mission to the Gulf States secures jobs and contracts. Photograph: Getty Images.

Enterprise Ireland has said its “five day, five city” trade mission to the Gulf States has resulted in the creation of 28 Irish-based jobs and €16 mil(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has ruled out reversing cuts to public sector pay in “one big bang”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Low-paid workers will be the major beneficiaries from the forthcoming talks on restoring public service pay, the Minister for Public Expenditure and R(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Another senior union official will today rule out additional productivity or reforms in return for pay restoration in the public service. (...)

From left-right, David Schneider, Robert Gentz and Rubin Ritter of Zalando,   ring the bell during the initial public offering of the company, at the Frankfurt stock exchange last year.  The online fashion platform is to crete 200 jobs in Dublin over the next three years.

Online fashion platform Zalando has opened a research and development centre in Dublin, which will see 200 jobs created over the next three years. The(...)

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, (...)