€1.1 billion committed to Employment Supports for Jobseekers in Budget 2015 Read More..
Dublin City Council will start the planning application process for the upgrade of Ranelagh Gardens Park in February 2015 Read More..
On 29th January, the Government announced our new target to deliver full employment by 2018 - well ahead of schedule. Read More..
Update on Government Actions to Deal with Homelessness in Dublin Read More..
Design Competition for New Primary School on Harcourt Terrace Launched on 2nd February 2015 Read More..
The Marriage Equality Referendum will take place in May. I'll be campaigning for a "Yes" vote. Read More..
 

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Microfinance Ireland Raises €15m to Fund Growth in Lending to Micro-Enterprises

Microfinance Ireland Raises €15m to Fund Growth in Lending to Micro-Enterprises

March 3rd, 2015

Further to my recent post on Microfinance Ireland (MFI), I have received another update from my colleague Ged Nash, MiniRead More

#ALLABOUTJOBS – FREE Enterprise Start Workshop

#ALLABOUTJOBS - FREE Enterprise Start Workshop

March 2nd, 2015

  Are you a business owner or jobseeker with an innovative idea? You might be interested in the free EntRead More

#ALLABOUTJOBS – Jobs in Dublin Bay South

#ALLABOUTJOBS – Jobs in Dublin Bay South

February 26th, 2015

As TD for Dublin Bay South and Minister for Employment, Community & Social Support, I have started posting regulRead More

Low Pay Commission Will Prioritise Work & Fairness as Economy Improves

Low Pay Commission Will Prioritise Work & Fairness as Economy Improves

February 26th, 2015

I’m delighted the members of the Low Pay Commission held their first meeting. I warmly congratulate my colleague MinisRead More

#ALLABOUTJOBS – 60 Jobs as New Global Corporate HQ Opens in Dublin 4

#ALLABOUTJOBS - 60 Jobs as New Global Corporate HQ Opens in Dublin 4

February 24th, 2015

  Horizon Pharma plc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has formally opened its new GloRead More

Government Approval to Prohibit Discrimination against Tenants in Receipt of Rent Supplement

Government Approval to Prohibit Discrimination against Tenants in Receipt of Rent Supplement

February 19th, 2015

My Department has been seeking legislative change to prohibit discrimination against rent supplement tenants. I am deliRead More

€800m Strategic Investment Bank will Provide Vital Support for SMEs

€800m Strategic Investment Bank will Provide Vital Support for SMEs

February 19th, 2015

I am very pleased that from today a state-backed investment bank offering low-rate, longer term loans to SMEs is operatRead More

#ALLABOUTJOBS – The Employment and Youth Activation Charter

#ALLABOUTJOBS - The Employment and Youth Activation Charter

February 18th, 2015

Do you face the challenge of finding skilled, experienced jobseekers for your company?   Then you will be intRead More

New Intreo Centres for Dublin 2, 4 & 8 and Dublin 6, 6W & 12

New Intreo Centres for Dublin 2, 4 & 8 and Dublin 6, 6W & 12

February 17th, 2015

  Intreo is a new service from my Department, the Department of Social Protection. It is a single point of conRead More

#ALLABOUTJOBS – Jobs in Dublin Bay South

#ALLABOUTJOBS - Jobs in Dublin Bay South

February 16th, 2015

As Minister for Employment, Community and Social Support, it is my job to help people get back to work. Following disRead More

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace To Match Irish NGOs With Skilled Volunteers

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace To Match Irish NGOs With Skilled Volunteers

February 13th, 2015

  LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the internet, has today launched the Volunteer MarRead More

Music at Brighton Road: Beethoven, Shostakovich & Villa Lobos

Music at Brighton Road: Beethoven, Shostakovich & Villa Lobos

February 12th, 2015

Emerging Professionals from the Royal Irish Academy of Music will play Beethoven, Shostakovich & Villa Lobos on Read More

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