The Workplace Relations Commission will hear all first instance cases, with an expanded Labour Court hearing all appeals

WRC set to streamline industrial relations

01 Oct The new streamlined industrial relations system, which goes live today, will result in a 10% cost reduction, 20% cut in staff and speedier hearings, according to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

Accenture already employs 1,800 people in Ireland

Accenture to create 200 jobs in Dublin

30 Sep Management consulting firm Accenture is to create 200 jobs over the next 12 months at a new centre for innovation in Dublin, while recruitment firm Morgan McKinley has announced plans to create 80 jobs in Ireland over the next three years.

Joan Burton said FIS helped more than 50,000 families in 2014

FIS a 'State subsidy' to employers - Burton

30 Sep The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection has described the €280 million spent on Family Income Supplement for low paid workers as a State subsidy to employers.

The plan was announced at Heuston Station in Dublin

Opposition says 'nothing new' in Capital Plan

29 Sep Opposition parties have accused the Government of "auction politics" before the General Election, after the announcement today of €27bn funding over five years on capital projects.

The wide-ranging report reveals serious issues in financial management across the public sector

HSE owed €290m by health insurance companies

29 Sep Health insurance companies owed the Health Service Executive €290m for private patient income at the end of 2014, according to the latest figures from the Comptroller and Auditor General.

All customer care calls for Three are now dealt with by the centre in Limerick

New jobs for Limerick from Three and MECO

28 Sep Mobile phone company Three has completed the transition of all customer care calls from Mumbai to Ireland, resulting in 100 new job places in its contact centre in Limerick, which now employs 450 people.

417,000 people have been taken out of the tax net since 2012

Tax institute warns over shrinking tax base

22 Sep The Irish Tax Institute says three quarters of a million income earners will not be liable for income tax after the next budget, raising questions about the size of the tax base.

The conference heard it would be harder to fund pensions because a lots of younger workers had emigrated

Conference hears concerns over pensions

22 Sep Over 8% of government employees are now covered by a less generous pension scheme than their longer-serving colleagues, according to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The existing guidelines were published in 2006 and allow companies to build turbines within 500m of private dwellings

New wind farm guidelines 'imminent'

20 Sep New guidelines on the regulation of wind farms are "imminent", according to Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Ged Nash.

The FAC advises erring on the side of caution by not increasing the size of the budget package beyond the upper limit of €1.5bn

FAC says budget plans within acceptable range

17 Sep The Fiscal Advisory Council has said the planned budget increase of between €1.2bn and €1.5bn is economically prudent, provided the Government fully complies with new budget rules.