A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
IN THE face of an unemployment rate which is almost a third higher than the average for the rest of the country, the Government has published an employment action plan for the south-east.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2011
THE company developing a controversial incinerator at Poolbeg in Dublin has expressed concern at plans by the Government to introduce legislation that it claims would impose unfair levies on operators of waste-to-energy plants.
Thu, 14 Oct, 2010
THE Government wants to pay bosses to extend the hours of thousands of employees working three-day weeks.
Thu, 02 Sep, 2010
MORE frequent flooding, warmer summers and severe storms are expected to present major challenges to Irish businesses over the coming years.
Wed, 18 Aug, 2010
THE country’s advisory body for enterprise policy has warned the Government it should not look at the potential sale of valuable semi-state assets as simply a money-raising exercise.
Sat, 31 Jul, 2010
A FÁS back-to-work programme cost the state almost €900,000 per person but did not result in any participant getting a job, it has emerged.
Mon, 29 Mar, 2010
THERE is a growing recognition that the age of cheap, or in our case free, domestic water is coming to an end.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2008
Four major towns and cities could be hit by water shortages in five years, senior government advisors warned today.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2008
Supermarket giants must explain massive price differences for the same goods sold on either side of the border, the Government warned today.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2008
AS THE remnants of Europe’s once great manufacturing industries struggle to remain competitive in the face of unavoidable challenges from low-cost economies we need to know that we have some prospect of sustaining employment for a significant number of people.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008
THE distinction between military and civilian goods has been so blurred in recent years that anything can be used as an instrument for evil, a government minister said yesterday.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2007
NATIONAL Irish Bank (NIB) has appointed Dr Ronnie O’Toole to its newly created position of chief economist. Formerly a senior economist with Forfas, Dr O’Toole’s role at the bank will be to help NIB’s expansion plans by providing analysis and commentary on Irish and global economic trends — in particular those elements of economic performance which impact the bank’s personal and business portfolios.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2007
IDA Ireland moved earlier this week to counter a growing belief the economy was losing out in its battle to win its share of new foreign investment.
Sat, 30 Jun, 2007
FORFÁS, the Government’s chief adviser on industrial strategy, warns that up to 500,000 in the workforce need better skills if the economy is to continue to succeed.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2007
WHEN will the Irish Government end the hypocrisy of promoting global peace while, at the same time, supporting companies that export over €1 billion worth of weapons-use material every year?
Mon, 22 Jan, 2007
THE recent call by the Government’s think tank for the State to at least look at the nuclear option in terms of future energy needs should have sent shockwaves across the country.
Sat, 22 Apr, 2006
The Green Party has rejected suggestions that Ireland should consider nuclear power to meet its future energy needs.
Thu, 13 Apr, 2006
THE threat of nuclear power is looming over this country once again and it is coming, not from an unfriendly country, but from one of our own State agencies.
Fri, 07 Apr, 2006
STUDENTS take part in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition “mostly for the craic”.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2006
WITH his €120,000-a-year job on the line, pressure is mounting on the Government’s chief scientific adviser to publicly explain a dubious PhD he received in America.
Fri, 04 Nov, 2005
Sat, 21 May, 2005
The Travers Report into how the Department of Health allowed nursing home fees to be levied on medical card holders is due to be published today.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2005
SALES staff in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) looking to the export market need to improve their skills in presentation and negotiation, as well as their ability to manage accounts, according to a report published yesterday.
Thu, 25 Nov, 2004
IRISH workers need to raise their skill levels, while our universities must deliver more high-quality graduates with knowledge that is relevant to enterprise, the government think-tank on science and technology policy said yesterday.
Mon, 01 Nov, 2004
Ireland performed strongly during 2003 in the context of a difficult global economy, with employment levels up 44,000, according to the Forfás Annual Report for 2003.
Thu, 29 Apr, 2004
The Minister for Trade and Commerce, Michael Ahern TD, has said a review of Ireland's export controls system for dual use and military goods is progressing.
Wed, 06 Aug, 2003
Forfas, the Government's enterprise policy advisory body, has said that Ireland is at an economic crossroads.
Tue, 29 Jul, 2003
ALL Government grants will be withdrawn from Compaq’s Irish operations if a Department of Enterprise inquiry confirms the firm’s Galway facility was in breach of export laws, the IDA has said.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2002