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Minister Bruton commends all involved in making 2014 a great year for jobs

Car TrawlerA long way to go, but great signs for confidence with 27,000 jobs created over past year and economy being rebuilt on sustainable lines

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today commended all involved in making 2014 a great year for jobs, with 27,600 extra people now at work compared to one year ago.

“I wish to pay tribute in particular to the twin heroes of the recovery – first of all entrepreneurs and small business-people, who create two thirds of all new jobs. And secondly workers across the economy, who through their ingenuity and sheer hard work have ensured that we can continue to expand businesses and attract more FDI”. Read the full story

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1800 jobs and 200 new businesses to be created through Irish Design 2015 (ID2015)

id2015-3Ministers Bruton and Nash launch ID2015 to promote Ireland as a hub for design excellence

December 20142015 has been designated as the year of Irish design. Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is a year-long programme which will promote and celebrate Irish design with the aim of driving job-creation, growing exports and increasing competitiveness.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, launched ID2015 today (Monday) as part of the Action Plan for Jobs.

The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Through a programme of over 300 Irish and international events, ID2015 aims to:

Create 1800 jobs over three years through sales of design-led products and services
Generate an additional €10m in design-based exports
Generate 200 new design-led business start-ups
Facilitate more than 300 companies in international trade missions and design-based trade events
Engage with an audience of over 3 million at home and abroad
It is an all-island initiative and will showcase the best of Irish design at home through events and exhibitions but also target the export market through trade missions and events in international capitals of design and commerce. Read the full story

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Towards a Just Society

Restoring a sense of Justice is central to coming to terms with the crisis that has engulfed our community. People feel a deep sense of injustice.

The security of families has been torn away – the value of savings liquidated, the prospect of jobs dashed, the possession of the family home put in jeopardy – all as a result of actions in which people justifiably feel they played no part.

The failure of the systems which people were assured would protect them has aggravated the sense of injustice, and made all the keener because no one has been held accountable. Read the full story

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