Richard Bruton

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Employers to get subsidy for taking on long-term jobless

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is to announce a scheme where employers will get a subsidy of €72 a week if they take on a person who is 12(...)

Ibec director of industrial relations Brendan McGinty said  it was imperative that the “foundation of our collective bargaining arrangements must remain voluntary”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Any move to introduce new collective bargaining rights would cost jobs and significantly reduce the attractiveness of Ireland as a location for invest(...)

Finance minister Brian Lenihan: Was there not an onus on him and Brian Cowen to assure themselves as regards the gamble they were taking that the problem with the banks was not a solvency one? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is understandable fury over the giddy amusement of Anglo Irish Bank executives on the concealment from the financial regulator that the bank wou(...)

FF leader Micheál Martin concluded that Enda’s response confirmed ‘why it will not be possible to have a non-partisan independent inquiry here’

The Taoiseach unveiled a major stimulus package for the toothless yesterday.The rapacious bankers will be delighted.Baring his gums in a fearsome mann(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the fund will provide support for projects seeking to take innovations and develop them into commercial products and services. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has announced €21 million in funding to support the commercialisation of research in 2013.The objective of the funding, which will be p(...)

There is no scope in the forthcoming Budget for significant income tax cuts, Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes has said.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

There is no scope in the forthcoming Budget for significant income tax cuts, Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes has said.He sa(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore greets MEPs Reimer Boge and Jean-Luc Dehaene, members of the European Parliament negotiating team.

Ireland’s bid to secure European Parliamentary support for the European Union’s seven-year budget experienced a setback yesterday, as a number of MEP(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his Greek counterpart Yannis Stournaras (R) attend an euro zone finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg today. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Euro group finance ministers have agreed to consider retro-active recapitalisation of banks on a case-by-case basis.The news represents a positive ste(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at Government Buildings on his way to present his budget to the Dáil last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The International Monetary Fund has warned the Government against using the proceeds from the deal to scrap the Anglo Irish Bank promissory note to r(...)

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a joint press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin today. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today joined their Fine Gael colleague Richard Bruton in emphasising the need to avoid an(...)

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