The Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton hosted a conference call with officials and executives from up to 60 US multinationals yesterday afternoon, to discuss some of the measures that might affect them.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State agencies and Government Ministers and officials have launched a co-ordinated campaign of letters and phone calls to senior executives of fore(...)

Simon Harris: “It would be foolhardy to put together a strategy that didn’t seek to build on the knowledge of the industry.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Harris is a minister in a hurry. With about 76 weeks in office before the next general election, the recently-appointed Minister of State at the(...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly: will seek permission today to publish the policy document, or white paper, on universal health insurance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government will not make any decision on implementing Minister for Health James Reilly’s universal health insurance (UHI) plan for at least(...)

The establishment of the IGEES represents a major step on the Irish public sector reform agenda, requiring senior officials and politicians to agree the economic elements in decision-making be analysed in a more rigorous and transparent manner. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Everyone agrees that greater transparency and accountability in government are desirable – but until now one of the success stories of Irish pu(...)

Safeguarding patients
  • Health
  • November 11, 2013, 01:01

The warning by the chief executives of four Dublin teaching hospitals that hospital funding cuts are seriously threatening the quality and safety of p(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister of State Brian Hayes has refused to be drawn on speculation that he will contest the 2014 European elections for Fine Gael in the Dublin cons(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: has said there will be no repeat of mistakes made with the disposal of Telecom Eireann which led to a stripping of its assets

The Government has cleared the way for legislation allowing the sale of part of Bord Gais in a move expected to raise at least €1 billion. Half of the(...)

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