Pat Breen

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Wasdell will establish a packaging, test and distribution centre in Dundalk with the support of the IDA. Photograph: iStock

The creation of 340 new jobs in Ireland was announced by separate companies on Monday. UK pharmaceutical company Wasdell said it would create 300 jobs(...)

Minister of State for Trade and Employment, Pat Breen said that while progress was being made and while information and training were available to farmers, there was a need to change the mindset and culture. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

The majority of agricultural deaths recorded so far this year have been among farmers over 65, with increased workloads and more pressure at the root (...)

Ireland’s beef sector would be particularly vulnerable to a massive influx of beef, not least with Brexit looming.

A European Commission trade deal offer to Latin American countries which has provoked strong protests from European farmers, on Friday faced sharp cri(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

The CIF has called on Paschal Donohoe to establish a fund that would loan money to small companies for housebuilding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Builders want the Government to set up a fund that will allow small companies in the industry to borrow cash to build homes. The Construction Indust(...)

Over the last eight years farm workers have made up 40 per cent of all deaths in the workplace. Image: iStock

Twenty people were killed in accidents on Irish farms last year, more than double the number of workplace fatalities in any other sector. The number (...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference with European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker during a EU-Japan summit in Brussels.

The signing of a landmark new trade deal between the European Union and Japan has been welcomed in Ireland with the Government and business groups sa(...)

Some people employed in the security industry are not receiving the set hourly rate for the job, Labour Senator Gerald Nash has claimed. File photograph

Some people employed in the security industry are not receiving the set hourly rate for the job, Labour Senator Gerald Nash has claimed. He told the(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen has been charged with working across four Government Departments.

Minister of State Pat Breen’s extraordinary 43-word title lists the four Government Departments he works for, and the numerous responsibilities given (...)

Pat Breen’s amalgamated portfolio suggests the Government is failing to understand the need to focus on data protection.

Take a deep breath. Minister of State Pat Breen now has a formal job title that is a gasp-inducing 43 words long (44 if you decide to say “European Un(...)

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