Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

The number of staff at the Department of Jobs has dropped from 1,075 at the end of 2008 to 783 by the middle of June this year. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Jobs and Enterprise, and agencies under its control, are grappling with a serious staffing crisis due to the State’s moratorium o(...)

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(...)

Mark Fielding: said the Government needed to introduce a mandatory 30-day payment period for all businesses. Photograph: Frank Miller

Big business and Government agencies are forcing smaller enterprises to wait more than two months to be paid for the goods and services they supply, (...)

National Gallery attendant staff John McDonnell (left) and Bill Vernon protest outside the gallery yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton has said he regrets that staff at the National Gallery rejected a Labour Court recommendation a(...)

The country’s largest trade union Siptu has linked any talks with the Government on a deal involving tax cuts in return for a pay freeze to the(...)

Live Register figures show that during 2012 there were 41,000 people under 25 who were without work for four months or more. During this same time-frame, figures show a total of 18,000 training, education and work-experience opportunities available for young welfare recipients.

There will not be enough training or education places available next year for many jobless young people, despite steep welfare cuts aimed at directing(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told an international trade union conference in Dublin that the Government would introduce legislation to restore registered employment agreements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to consider reforms to give trade unions greater rights to collectively bargain on the part of workers later in the autumn,(...)

The Bill to abolish severance pay is being sponsored by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin.

The Government will make good on its promise to end severance payments to retiring ministers this autumn, with new legislation planned to discontinue (...)

Security software firm Symantec is to establish a European customer support base alongside its existing facility in Blanchardstown which will create 4(...)