Richard Bruton:  said the Live Register had come down 60,000 in two years, and that 40,000, or two-thirds of those people, were long-term unemployed.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton denied in the Dáil yesterday the Government had forgotten the long-term unemployed. The claim was made by Inde(...)

The ESRI’s Prof John FitzGerald said yesterday the Government had only “limited scope” for tax breaks. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will have just €360 million available for tax cuts in the upcoming budget, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has(...)

Richard Bruton says the Government must work towards a medium-term goal of reducing the threshold at which people pay the higher rate of tax, as well as the rate itself. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish rates of income tax should be reduced in line with British levels as soon as possible to increase competitiveness, Minister for Jobs Rich(...)

Taoiseach put distance between himself and the recently retired Rehab board member and lobbyist Frank Flannery (above) in Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday put the political equivalent of the Irish Sea, which he later flew over, between himself and former close Fine G(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the plan to increase awareness of corporate social responsibility represents “a milestone in raising the profile of CSR in Ireland”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A national plan for corporate social responsibility (CSR) which aims to make Ireland a centre of excellence for responsible bu(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny repaid over €7,000 of his expenses allowance. Photograph: David Sleator

TDs and Senators returned a total of €217,230 to the Oireachtas last year after they spent less on political expenses than had(...)

The 100 workers will be employed at Airbnb’s new European headquarters in the Watermarque building on the edge of Dublin’s Silicon docks. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Online accommodation rental service Airbnb has announced plans to double its workforce in Dublin to 200 by the end of this year. The company, w(...)

The Irish economy is at a “turning point” in terms of cost competitiveness, the National Competiveness Council (NNC) has warned. In a rep(...)

The decision to merge the NCA with the Competition Authority is is not even the current Government’s policy – it was announced in a budget speech by the late Brian Lenihan almost five years ago.

While consumers were promised a “watchdog with real teeth” by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton as he publishe(...)

Big multiples have found ways to get around  ban on “hello money”.

The publication yesterday by Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton of the new Competition and Consumer Protection Bill is not the end of the r(...)

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