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(...)

The NCA carried out unannounced compliance blitz visits to 349 traders across a range of retail sectors nationwide in 2012.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has said it remains relevant to Irish consumers ahead of its merger with the Competition Authority. In its annual r(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton has welcomed the announcement of 100 new jobs by three Enterprise Ireland backed firms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Three companies have announced plans to take on more than 100 staff over the next three years after receiving investment from Enterprise Irelan(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Dara Calleary condemned banks for calling in loans “in some cases at short notice” and pulling down viable businesses and the jobs in them. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tackling Ireland’s unemployment crisis requires the kind of focus and commitment Fianna Fáil gave to the peace process, the party’s ardfheis ha(...)

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