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(...)

The Ibex-listed company, which was established in 1940, reported sales of €3.3 billion last year

Spanish healthcare company Grifols is to create 140 jobs in Dublin as part of a $100 million investment. The company, which is a Barcelona-based produ(...)

Michael Noonan said the new tax credit is a central plank of the Government’s strategy for addressing criticism that risk-takers are being disadvantaged by the tax system

The Government achieved a rare feat by uniting many of the groups that vocally represent small businesses and entrepreneurs in praise of the budget. F(...)

Fiona White, Mark Senn and Róisin Scott at one of the first events of Startup Gathering, which ends on Saturday. Photograph:  Iain White/Fennell Photography

A new initiative to boost Ireland’s standing as a startup hub has kicked off, with a programme of events planned for the week. The Startup Gatherin(...)

The work visa changes, which are contained in the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2015, have been introduced because of a skills shortage in a number of industries, most notably the IT sector.

Changes to existing regulations that make it easier for individuals from overseas to secure work visas in Ireland have been welcomed. The changes, wh(...)

Vodafone’s Anne O’Leary (centre) talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Communications Alex White at Vodafone Ireland’s new European sales centre in Carrickmines. Also pictured is Martin Shanahan of the IDA (far right) and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two hundred permanent jobs will be created with Vodafone Ireland as part of a €60 million investment in a new European sales centre in Dublin. Taoise(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald: found to have breached Dáil privilege by naming the politicians in the Dáil chamber.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A whistleblower has named another former politician as having an Ansbacher account in a fresh document sent to politicians. Gerry Ryan, an official (...)

Gerry Ryan wrote to the PAC  alleging the Ansbacher accounts were used by prominent figures to evade tax in the 1990s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Public Accounts Committee cannot examine evidence from whistleblower Gerry Ryan. Members met today to view the correspondence from Mr Ryan but le(...)

The Labour of Love campaign which focuses on the rights of workers in private homes across Ireland was launched by au pairs and domestic workers earlier this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

More than 20,000 Irish households are employing au pairs to look after children and clean homes, with the average au pair paid just € 100 for a 40-hou(...)