Pat Breen

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The court order setting aside a sectoral employment order governing pay and conditions for electrical contractors is ‘effective immediately’

A law governing minimum rates of pay in construction will stay in place pending a State challenge to a High Court ruling that declared it unconstituti(...)

The ruling by Justice Simons means all three sectoral employment orders made by the last government are no longer valid. They  governed  conditions for building workers, plumbers and electricians

A law setting minimum pay and pension contributions for electricians would have forced smaller contractors to lay off workers, one company warned at (...)

Around 120,000 workers could be affected by the High Court ruling,  so it is not surprising that unions set out their position quickly

Builders’ unions are already closing ranks and warning employers against using this week’s High Court ruling, that sectoral employment orders governin(...)

Priority Software’s managing director for the UK and Ireland David Greenlees said the partnership was an integral part of the company’s strategic expansion in the region

A partnership between Limerick-based Hybrid Technology Partners and global business Priority Software is set to create 20 jobs in the next 12 months a(...)

Previous Fianna Fáil poll topper in Clare, Timmy Dooley loses seat.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Sinn Féin performance that blew across the country claimed two high profile electoral casualties in Clare. Former Fine Gael junior minister, Pat (...)

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(...)

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