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Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and junior minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at the Magazine Fort in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he will run as an Independent candidate in the imminent general el(...)

Modular Automation has acquired 8 acres of land in Shannon to expand its current facility

A Co Clare-based company which supplies products to medical technology businesses plans to expand its workforce by 100 staff in the coming three years(...)

Jean-Christophe Bugeon, CEO Smurfit Kappa France; Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade; Irish ambassador Patricia O’Brien; Stéphane Crouzat, French ambassador; Tony Smurfit, CEO Smurfit Kappa Group and Richard Dujardin, president of NetworkIrlande.

Jean-Christophe Begeon of Smurfit Kappa France received the Best Irish Company in France Award at the 27th annual Ireland France Business Awards in Pa(...)

The agreement  will enable Irish companies to gain access to clinicians and key decision-makers in the US health network. Photograph: iStock

A new deal between Enterprise Ireland and US healthcare provider AdventHealth will give Irish companies direct access to key market leaders in the Uni(...)

Irish businesses have grown exports of dairy products to Arab countries by 37 per cent to €140 million

Exports to Arab countries could more than double to almost €12 billion over the next 15 years, a new report says. The Republic sells goods and servic(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen said an ageing population requires supportive actions in order to enable people “to make an active contribution to society and working life”. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to ensure there is access for everyone to “life-long learning and upskilling” in order to meet the challenges of digitalisation, (...)

Professionals tend to leave the workforce earlier, due to their access to higher pensions and greater financial security.

Ireland’s workforce is getting older, according to a new Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) study. Back in 1998, just one in 10 workers was(...)

Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen issued a sectoral employment order setting the rates that electrical contractors should pay employees. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Electrical contractors cannot be forced to contribute to the builders’ pension scheme following the latest round of a court challenge to a Government (...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland this week succeeded in getting in the High Court to stay part of a sectoral employment order for their industry. Photograph: iStock

Electricians could potentially spark a constitutional crisis of sorts in the building industry with their challenge to the latest sectoral employment (...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland members must  increase electricians’ pay to between €23.49 and €24.34 an hour, depending on service, from about €18 to €21 an hour. Photograph: iStock

A Government order setting minimum pay for electrical contractors could close businesses and cost jobs, the High Court heard this week. Following a L(...)

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