A report on the impact in Ireland of the proposed trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, known as TTIP, says it would add to economic growth, employment and investment, as well as trade.
Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash has criticised Dunnes Stores management for failing to attend a Labour Court hearing last year to resolve issues which will result in a one-day strike at the chain on Thursday 2 April.
EU leaders welcomed a pledge from Greece to meet creditors' demands for a broad package of economic reform proposals within days to unlock the cash Athens needs to avoid stumbling out of the euro zone.
The Taoiseach has said Ireland will continue to press for greater flexibility at the next budget, saying he raised the issue with the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on 5 February.
The Revenue Commissioners will have to share details on tax opinions issued to multinational corporations with other EU states every three months under new proposals tabled by the European Commission.