Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said up to 300 freight, brokerage and cargo agents and clerks will be permitted work permits in the context of Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rules on employment permits for non-European workers will be relaxed in an effort boost labour supply in the construction sector and ensure there are (...)

Under the new system, eligible spouses and de facto partners will be granted immigration permission with an automatic right to work.

A new streamlining system will make it easier for the non-EEA partners and spouses of critical skills employment permit holders to apply for work in I(...)

AI art: created with ArtEngine

What turns a company from an also-ran to a real game changer? As chief executive of Artomatix, Joe Blake leads an Irish start-up which uses artificial(...)

Charissa Jaganath, originally from South Africa, and now living in the Docklands, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

When Charissa Jaganath arrived in Dublin in June 2018 she hoped to find a job quickly. Leaving behind her position as head of the corporate responsibi(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier (right) and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire at a press conference  in Berlin following talks on EU industrial policy. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s protectionist muscle is beginning to twitch. Peter Altmaier, the country’s economy minister, recently floated the idea of setting up a stat(...)

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms arise

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms ariseand may soon enable more accurate forecasts of w(...)

About three-quarters of builders warned that the labour squeeze was hitting their ability to finish new homes and infrastructure on time.

Builders are struggling to hire skilled workers in key trades, hitting their ability to finish houses and infrastructure on time, a new study shows. (...)

The only one who seemed well-prepared and asked a succession of erudite, intelligent questions – and who seemed genuinely interested in the answers – was Sinn Féin senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (pictured, with microphone, in 2017). Photograph: Alan Betson

Business journalists don’t get out that much. We tend to be kept locked in the basement to crunch numbers and write about profits and bonds. If we’re (...)

In Europe, a trade mark can be registered either at national level or EU level. Photograph: iStock

An EU directive to simplify trademark law has been introduced in the Republic in a move the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation believes(...)

A mural in Dover by British artist Banksy depicts a workman chipping away at one of the stars on an EU-themed flag. Photograph: Lyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Concerns have been raised about the Government’s failure to ask the European Union for a loosening of state aid rules to help businesses that would be(...)

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