Ian Dodson, Ken Fitzpatrick and Anthony Quigley of the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), which has announced the creation of 34 new jobs

CHARLIE TAYLOR Three firms are to create over 120 jobs across the island of Ireland, it was confirmed on Thursday. The Digital Marketing Institute ((...)

 Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash: ‘It is my belief that the law has not kept up with the modern day labour market.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

A ban on employers offering less than three continuous hours of work to employees seems likely at this stage to form part of new labour market reform(...)

William C Campbell. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The biggest news in Irish science this year was the award of the 2015 Noble Prize in physiology and medicine to Donegal-born scientist William C Camp(...)

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Almost four in five of all au pairs in Ireland have no written contract, according to the Migrants Rights Council of Ireland (MRCI). A survey of 554(...)

Many of the provisions in the new science strategy are aimed directly at enterprise – both indigenous and multinational – and are all about getting more companies to do more research in partnership with academia

Companies willing to engage with the Innovation 2020 science strategy released last week by the Government should benefit greatly from what the plan o(...)

The 24-hour TechCrunch Disrupt “hackathon” in London last weekend
Planet Business

Image of the week: Round-table disruption There is beer, soft drinks, crisps but surprisingly little coffee in evidence at this meeting of like-min(...)

Dr Jim Sullivan, vice-president of pharmaceutical discovery at AbbVie: “It is important in basic research to have the talent working well together.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s got talent in scientific research, but we need to keep investing it to attract even more. That’s according to Dr Jim Sullivan of global biop(...)

Thomas Reid: appealed IDA CPO. Photograph:  Collins Courts

It’s no secret that foreign direct investment has been in the vanguard of Ireland’s economic wars. Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and tech giants have(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney said:  “We want people who are currently working in the fishing industry but are undocumented - we want to change their status to make sure they are legally working here under a contract of employment. Then after that first three months, there will be a quota, a cap if you like, of 500 people.” File photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

A new work permit system for non-European migrant workers in the fishing industry is to be capped at 500 individuals. Minister for Agriculture and th(...)

Second-year students in the pastry class of the professional cookery programme at DIT Cathal Brugha Street. Photograph: Eric Luke
The chef shortage begins to bite

November is Food Month in The Irish Times   Ireland’s restaurant industry is thriving, but for how long? A shortage of chefs is really(...)