Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has insisted any cuts to public sector allowances will be made in the context of the Croke Park Agreement.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2012
The Government has announced plans which it says can create up to 300,000 jobs in the next five years.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
IRELAND has the largest exhibition of farm machinery outside of French firms at the SPACE livestock and agricultural equipment trade show, which opened at Rennes yesterday and continues until Friday.
Tue, 14 Sep, 2010
Trade and Commerce Minister Billy Kelleher is today warning unions to step back and think about the alternatives of not accepting the public sector pay and reform deal.
Tue, 13 Apr, 2010
MORE than 900 jobs are to be created over the coming three years, as a boost to the Government’s ongoing “smart economy” strategy.
Wed, 10 Mar, 2010
SENIOR trade union leaders last night claimed the Government collapsed the public sector pay talks as part of a campaign to drive down wages in order to improve competitiveness.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2009
THE impact of the Dubai debt crisis hit US markets yesterday as investors panicked about the fallout from possible debt default.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2009
SOCIAL partnership talks on a new economic recovery plan appeared to be floundering late last night after unions rejected demands by IBEC for a pay pause to the end of 2011 and a more employer-friendly inability to pay clause.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2009
THE Government has indicated to the social partners that there may be technical difficulties in increasing taxation this year, even though unions are demanding immediate action to broaden the tax base in 2009.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2009
Trade unions are dismissing reports that Aer Lingus plans to use American crew members on its flights to and from the US.
Sun, 14 Sep, 2008
THE decision on whether there will be a new national wage agreement should be made within the next 24 hours, it emerged yesterday.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2008
Trade and Commerce Minister John McGuinness to lead a trade mission to Turkey in October.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2008
IT’S staggering how often a hugely hyped and over-anticipated event like the World Cup Final has turned into a tense defensive battle.
Fri, 18 May, 2007
Tue, 13 Dec, 2005
TRADE union leaders said the childcare package was distinctly underwhelming and were also critical of the decision to retain tax reliefs for private hospitals.
Thu, 08 Dec, 2005
THE creeping trend of privatisation is causing irreparable damage to the Irish health service, it was claimed yesterday.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2005
The creeping trend of privatisation is causing irreparable damage to the Irish health service, it was claimed today.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2005
An upmarket Northern Ireland shirt maker has clinched a major deal to sell its products in top class department stores across the United States, it was revealed today.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2005
Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment Micheál Martin has published the Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Bill 2005.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2005
INTERNATIONAL trade has been key to Ireland’s economic success, a Government minister said yesterday.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2005
THE GOVERNMENT yesterday rejected a report recommending raising the age of retirement to 75 in order to stave off the pensions time-bomb.
Fri, 26 Sep, 2003
UNIONS warned yesterday they were not optimistic a new national pay deal could be struck.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2002
The President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions says employers will have to pay up if they want a new partnership deal.
Thu, 31 Oct, 2002
IRISH Fertilizer Industry workers from three plants North and South of the Border will protest outside the Tánaiste’s Dublin office next Thursday over redundancy payments and cuts in some pension funds.
Wed, 30 Oct, 2002
Guinness Ireland has announced it is to plough €38m in to its breweries in Dundalk and Waterford.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2002
THE country’s trade union head said yesterday that gloomy economic predictions should not prevent workers getting substantial increases in a new wage agreement.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2002
The British government has welcomed a deal to launch a new round of world trade talks after a "historic" agreement between trade ministers from 142 countries.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2001