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Budget to dominate as Dáil returns after summer break

September 27, 2016 |

The new Dáil term begins later today after a two-month summer recess, with focus immediately turning to next month’s Budget. Ahead of detailed negotiations, the Independent Alliance is due to meet this week to discuss their budget strategy.

Minister for … Read More

Medical device research centre to open in Galway

September 26, 2016 |

A €68m centre for medical device research will be officially launched at NUI Galway this morning. The Centre for Research in Medical Devices will involve more than 250 researchers from a total of six academic institutions across the country.

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Noonan says corporation tax not under EU pressure

September 26, 2016 |

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said there is no pressure on Ireland from Europe to change its tax laws or to alter the tax incentives for companies to invest in Ireland.

Speaking at an event in Limerick marking the … Read More

Obesity problem focus of new Government plan

September 23, 2016 |

The Government has launched a new strategy aimed at tackling Ireland’s growing obesity problem.

The action plan includes a proposal for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks but that will not be included in the budget next month.

The “healthy weight … Read More

Oxygen equipment on all ambulances being checked after Naas death

September 23, 2016 |

Safety notices have been issued to all staff to carry out basic checks on oxygen equipment in ambulances following the death of a man in an ambulance fire at Naas General Hospital. HSE National Director with Responsibility for the Ambulance … Read More

Commuters face disruption with Dublin Bus strike

September 23, 2016 |

Hundreds of thousands of commuters in the capital face disruption today, as Dublin Bus drivers stage a fifth day of strike action.

The National Bus and Railworkers’ Union has warned that unrest could spread to Bus Éireann and Irish Rail.

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SoftwareONE announces the creation of 100 new jobs as part of €16m expansion plan, supported by IDA Ireland

September 22, 2016 |

Ambitious plan for innovative new PyraCloud Platform aims to drive success in the cloud for the €5bn company.

SoftwareONE has today announced a major expansion of its Irish operations, creating 100 new jobs in a move that will increase its … Read More

Launch of Donegal Road Safety Plan 2016-2021

September 21, 2016 |

The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Terence Slowey will today launched the Donegal Road Safety Plan 2016-2021 produced by the Donegal Road Safety Working Group, with the objective of improving road safety for all road users.

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Minister English announces €100k prize money for innovation in the design of housing solutions for older people

September 21, 2016 |

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here this morning at one of the greatest events in Ireland, the National Ploughing Championships, to highlight for the second time today, the important work of my Department, following on from Minister … Read More

Bus Éireann says pay increase cannot be considered

September 21, 2016 |

Bus Éireann has told staff that it is planning to separate its loss-making Expressway service from the rest of the company, and is also contemplating changing terms and conditions for staff working in that division. In a letter to employees, … Read More