Pat Breen

120 results

EnglishLanguage school pic

Teachers working in commercial English language schools are poorly paid, on precarious contracts and employed in a sector where low morale is commonpl(...)

Former British Conservative minister Greg Hands co-chairman of the Alternative Arrangements Commission, pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A former British Conservative minister backing “alternative arrangements” to the contentious “backstop”after Brexit believes they could form the basis(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania departing from Southampton Airport for Shannon. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

For the most part, the Taoiseach’s face remained frozen in a polite smile. Leo Varadkar was a study in statesmanlike serenity, face tilted attentivel(...)

US first lady Melania Trump  signs the visitors book at Shannon Airport as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US president Donald Trump  watch on. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images.

US president Donald Trump has told Co Clare TD and Minister of State Pat Breen that he will be returning to Ireland in the future. Speaking after he(...)

Tommy Haugh carries a US flag to festoon the streets of Doonbeg village ahead of a visit by US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to discuss Brexit, Irish access to US working visas, and the political impasse in Northern Ireland when he meets US pres(...)

Marine One. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Marine One, the US presidential helicopter that will transport Donald Trump between Shannon Airport and Doonbeg this week, made a test run between the(...)

‘This is not about president Trump; this is about Irish-American relations.’ Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

People have a right to protest over Donald Trump’s visit to Clare but the US president should be welcomed to support US-Ireland relations, the most se(...)

At OpenSky’s offices, Naas (l-r): William Flanagan, commercial and technology director; Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business; and Michael Cronin, MD OpenSky

Technology company OpenSky is to add 80 jobs following a €2.5 million investment in expanding the company. OpenSky, which offers process automated s(...)

Minister of State  for Trade and Employment Pat Breen and chief executive of the Health Service Authority Dr Sharon McGuinness at the unveiling of a Workers Memorial Day plaque at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Chris Bellew

Yoga classes and mindfulness apps are among changes women are bringing to the construction industry, an event to remember lives lost in the workplace (...)

The report said 4,050 days involving 1,184 workers were lost to industrial relations disputes in 2018 compared to 50,191 days, involving 9,456 workers the previous year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There were 4,050 days lost to industrial relations disputes last year, the lowest level since 2012, according to the Workplace Relations Commission’s (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »