Richard Bruton

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Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton  said the scheme meant the State will pay €1 in €4 of the cost of hiring somebody long-term unemployed from the live register.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish  Times

The Government has launched a new jobs scheme which it claims could create as many as 2,500 positions for longer-term unemployed people over three yea(...)

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, published yesterday by Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton, found a majority of Irish entrepreneurs are setting up businesses that are “not particularly innovative”.  Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A majority of Irish entrepreneurs are setting up businesses that are “not particularly innovative and have little or no aspiration for growth”, a repo(...)

Peter Mathews leaves Leinster House after voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After the rising, Micheál Martin is left with flour on his hands and a baker’s dozen of dissidents to keep under control. Government deputies were all(...)

Mattie McGrath said Fás, JobBridge, training programmes and back-to-education schemes were taking people off the live register. Photograph: David Sleator

The Government has been accused of failing young people with Ireland having one of the highest unemployment levels in the EU.Independent TD Mattie McG(...)

Addressing the Ictu biennial delegate conference in Belfast, vice-president Patricia King said the Government was the only body which could deliver change, but that one part of it was completely embedded with the employer side. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Fine Gael side of the Government is working hand-in-glove with business interests to ensure new rights on collective bargaining for workers are ne(...)

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(...)

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