Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Mr Kenny today said Mr Bruton’s department had not been in contact with  current Attorney General Maire Whelan about a report containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians and others since she was appointed in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has not been in contact with Attorney General Máire Whelan about a file containing allegations of ta(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will launch the Civil Service Renewal Plan at Government Buildings this morning. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is to streamline its disciplinary procedures to make it easier to remove civil servants who are clearly underperforming. The secretary (...)

Last year, 182 organisations in 15 countries received funding for more than 350 projects under the Emigrant Support Programme. Photograph: Getty Images

Organisations supporting Irish emigrants will be allocated an additional €1 million next year under new measures introduced as part of Budget 2015. Th(...)

data protection - innovation

The expected announcement of an increase in funding for the office of the Data Protection Commissioner did not come in Budget 2015 but the Department (...)

Protesters wear masks reading “Mato Resign” (in reference to Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato) during a demonstration yesterday against government spending cuts in the health care sector, outside the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, where a nurse who contracted Ebola is being treated. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

The Government has moved to allay concern over the growing threat posed by the outbreak of Ebola disease.The crisis, which this week saw the first Ebo(...)

Career potential: Ibec’s food-and-drink marketing programme will give 28 graduates the opportunity to work with sponsor companies for 18 months. Pictured at the launch were (back) Katie O’Donoghue, placed with Tullamore Dew in San Francisco, David Broderick of Ibec, Mary-Jade Hynes, placed with Tullamore Dew in Chicago, (front) Rebecca Savage, placed with Jim Beam in Minneapolis, and Conor Neville, placed with Tullamore Dew in San Francisco. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Three years ago, there were little or no job opportunities. Emigration, unemployment or an unpaid internship loomed large for graduates. Since then, (...)

David Crow (24) was surprised when he saw an advert for a position in the civil service. Hiring had slowed down in the previous six years, and, like o(...)

Terry Quinn: will be on secondment from the Central Bank while working for the Tánaiste. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour Party leader Joan Burton has appointed a senior Central Bank official as her chief economic adviser in Government, and will also choose a civi(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: time is of the essence. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The bookshelves of Jimmy Deenihan’s new office in the Department of the Taoiseach are still empty, but on the desk of the country’s first Minister of (...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)