Richard Bruton

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Yet another stalwart of Irish consumer retailing keeled over yesterday, as WB Peat & Company – known colloquially as Peats of Parnell Street – ann(...)

Cards from well-wishers still adorn the office of Tom Hayes who was appointed Minister of State for Agriculture in June, but it was a bittersweet mome(...)

The Seanad Chamber at Leinster House. The well-organised Democracy Matters group  has been busily campaigning all summer for its retention and reform. Photograph: Alan Betson

If a referendum on scrapping the Seanad had been held during the febrile period around the 2011 general election, there is little doubt it would have (...)

Richard Bruton: “We will expect leadership from our TDs and Senators.” 

Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael has attacked Fianna Fáil’s stance on the Seanad referendum, claiming the party’s support for the Upper House lacks credibility. At the same(...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone: one of the Democracy Matters group seeking reform of the Seanad, not abolition

The Democracy Matters group backed by former tánaiste Michael McDowell has reached the halfway point in its drive to raise €70,000 for its campaign to(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: “Boots on the ground in foreign markets are absolutely crucial to building our export base so I think we’ve to make good decisions in the make-up of our budget.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has moved to boost Irish exports into the high-growth “Brics” markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with a big incr(...)

Lucinda Creighton said one house of parliament was not adequate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/IRISH TIMES

Former Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton has come out against abolition of the Seanad, saying wide ranging political reform would be a better option.Ms C(...)

 Alexion’s new facility in Dublin is expected to supply Soliris (eculizumab) before the end of this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

US biopharma manufacturer Alexion Pharmaceuticals is to establish a global supply chain facility in Dublin, creating 50 new jobs. The company has alre(...)

Cloud computing company Salesforce. com has opened a new operations centre in Dublin with the creation of a 100 new jobs.The US firm plans to hire (...)

Overall investment by Enterprise Ireland supported funds totalled €81 million, with 105 companies benefitting. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Venture capital firms supported by Enterprise Ireland increased their activity in 2012, investing €54 million in Irish based companies, a new report s(...)

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