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The rate of unemployment fell to 12.4 per cent in December from 14 per cent a year earlier and 12.5 per cent in November.

in Abu DhabiThe State has a long way to go in its battle against unemployment, despite a 28,000 fall in the numbers signing on last year, Taoiseach En(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, the UAE foreign minister. The Irish delegation has made no excuses about the fact that this trip is about trade, investment and creating jobs back home. Photograph:  Maria Sundinemail

It is hard to fault the effort Taoiseach Enda Kenny has invested in the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the Gulf region this week. He talked up, i(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny being received by Qatari Prime Minister, HE Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani. Mr Kenny was in Qatar as part of an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the Gulf region.

A fall in Irish bond yields to their lowest level in eight years is an indication of the economic progress being made by the State, Taoiseach Enda Ken(...)

Enda Kenny is participating in an Enterprise Ireland trade mission in the Gulf region this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A Qatari investment agency is to travel to Ireland in the coming months to examine opportunities in areas such as financial services, infrastructur(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny today strongly defended the erection of electricity pylons across the country on the eve of the public consultation period on a k(...)

Enda Kenny meets governor Dr Fahad Almubarak

They don’t do things by halves in Saudi Arabia. After a night in the splendour of Riyadh’s royal guesthouse, a motorcade of a dozen SUVs, Mercs and(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte: “You have to be able to repose confidence in the planning system, that it is rigorous and that is why consultation has to be meaningful.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

He was accused of selling the family silver, but the offloading of Bord Gáis Energy for €1.125 billion brought 2013 to a satisfactory end for Minister(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte said there was a need to act with “sensitivity” and to “go out of your way to explain and have meaningful exchanges with local communities” when objections such as those surrounding the €500 million Gridlink project arose.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has conceded that consultation between national authorities and communities concerned over the erection of pylons has(...)

Following the introduction of the local property tax and a promise that water charges would arrive on his watch, it’s understandable that “Phil Hogan”(...)

The Department of the Environment believes the second home tax has not been paid in respect of about 38,000 properties, or 10 per cent of those liable, since its introduction at a rate of €200 per year in 2009.

Thousands of people who have failed to pay a tax on second homes could face charges and penalties of up to €7,230 as the Government seeks to bring in (...)

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