The International Financial Services Centre: employs 35,000 people in Dublin hub and a further 10,000 outside the capital. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

When the International Financial Services Centre began life in 1987 it had just three companies, employing 55 people. If a strategy drawn up for the G(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: he emphasised that the Government’s decision would be based on wider considerations than the price. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

  There are strong indications that the Government will not sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidat(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “Leo is very able and very bright but he doesn’t know the meaning of loyalty,” said one of his colleagues. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 2:09

The latest demarche from Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is being regarded by some of his Fine Gael ministerial colleagues as a coldly calculated att(...)

The Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton hosted a conference call with officials and executives from up to 60 US multinationals yesterday afternoon, to discuss some of the measures that might affect them.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State agencies and Government Ministers and officials have launched a co-ordinated campaign of letters and phone calls to senior executives of fore(...)

Simon Harris: “It would be foolhardy to put together a strategy that didn’t seek to build on the knowledge of the industry.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Harris is a minister in a hurry. With about 76 weeks in office before the next general election, the recently-appointed Minister of State at the(...)

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

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly: will seek permission today to publish the policy document, or white paper, on universal health insurance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government will not make any decision on implementing Minister for Health James Reilly’s universal health insurance (UHI) plan for at least(...)

The establishment of the IGEES represents a major step on the Irish public sector reform agenda, requiring senior officials and politicians to agree the economic elements in decision-making be analysed in a more rigorous and transparent manner. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Everyone agrees that greater transparency and accountability in government are desirable – but until now one of the success stories of Irish pu(...)

Safeguarding patients
  • Health
  • November 11, 2013, 01:01

The warning by the chief executives of four Dublin teaching hospitals that hospital funding cuts are seriously threatening the quality and safety of p(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister of State Brian Hayes has refused to be drawn on speculation that he will contest the 2014 European elections for Fine Gael in the Dublin cons(...)