The Royal Irish Academy was aware of a consultation process, but other stakeholders were not told. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An interdepartmental committee asked to devise a new scientific research strategy for Ireland has left out an important part of the process – the scie(...)

The number of work permits issued to workers from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland increased in 2014, having been in decline for ove(...)

Last November, the Government confirmed that a local division of the Unified Patent Court will be established in Ireland, which would allow businesses to resolve disputes around intellectual property rights (IPR) locally rather than in other EU member states. File photograph: Getty Images

The establishment of a new court described as crucial to securing the future of the so-called “knowledge economy” will require a referendum to amend t(...)

The study will help  determine  the impact the contracts  are having on working people, says Minister of State for business and employment Ged Nash

Employers’ use of zero-hour and low-hour contracts is to be investigated in a study by academics at the University of Limerick. The Government has app(...)

Announcement of  two investments was made by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (above) and Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton. Photograph:  Sean Curtin

Opening a new dairy processing technology centre is like adding a new software engine to the dairy sector, Pádraig McPhillips, chief executive of a(...)

A takeaway owner, who tried to bribe an official when he was caught hiring workers with no employment permits, has been fined €2,250.Viet Thang Dam, (...)

“As we wait for an increase in State spending, we can take comfort from the fact that many of these top 100 companies have a presence in Ireland”

There is a widely held view among scientists and researchers of all disciplines that if you invest money in research it will pay dividends. Discoverie(...)

Minster for Communications Alex White: ‘No guidelines or ministerial orders can extend what’s in the legislation passed by the Oireachtas.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Communications Alex White has rejected suggestions that his new media mergers guidelines are “too late” and said expectations that exi(...)

The new innovation fund supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer will initially support the work of five Irish scientists in four universites. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Science Foundation Ireland and drug giant Pfizer have agreed create an awards programme in support of biomedical research. The funds provided will sup(...)

New legislation on the employment law framework seeks to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and simplify a process of referral

Last month, details of the conditions endured by three Filipina maids at the residence of the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates made national h(...)