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McGuinness calls for paycut across public sector

Kilkenny’s Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Trade John McGuinness has called for a pay-cut in the public sector for anyone earning over €50,000.

McGuinness on local government, the public sector and the Senate

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Prior to his imminent trade mission with the Taoiseach to Japan this weekend, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Trade John Mc Guinness took some time out to discuss the Irish economy, the public sector, Beverley Cooper Flynn, local elections, local government and more with the Kilkenny Advertiser.

Westmeath redundancies up 74 per cent

Deputy Willie Penrose has reacted with anger to new figures which reveal that the number of redundancies in Westmeath increased by 74 per cent in 2008 over the previous year.

Dept of Enterprise criticised for picking on teen breadwinner

Tanaiste Mary Coughlan’s Department came in for some criticism in the District Court this week (January 14) after it pursued an action against a Moate chipper for employing a 16-year-old breadwinner after 10pm.

Local businessman O’Gara fined for improper auditing

Noel O'Gara, the businessman and ground rent speculator who bought the title to a south Dublin suburban square from under the noses of the City Council three years ago, was fined a total of €4,700 in the District Court last week (January 16) after he was convicted of auditing four companies for which he was not qualified.

Judge Neilan has another go at Tánaiste

For the second time in a month, a judge criticised the Tánaiste, Mary Coughlan, for failing to appreciate the present financial climate before throwing out all charges brought against a business for employing teenagers illegally.

Redundant workers face unacceptable delays in payments says Michael D

The surge in unemployment means there is an urgent need for additional social welfare staff to deal with redundancy payments and referrals to Back to Education and Back to Enterprise schemes.

Local Oireachtas members take on brewery campaign

Deputy Phil Hogan and Junior Minister John McGuinness are campaigning on behalf of the workers at St Francis Abbey Brewery who are uncertain about their future following recent developments at the brewery headquarters.

Entrepreneurs beat the recession with marketing master class

Some of the secrets of surviving the recession will be revealed at a forthcoming training seminar for fledgling businesses across the west.

Junior Minister Calleary rises quickly through the political ranks

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Dara Calleary’s rise through the political ranks continued apace this week with the announcement that he has been appointed a Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs. Calleary, who was elected to the Dáil for the first time at the last general election, has become the first junior minster to be appointed from the county since Tom Moffatt lost his Dáil seat as a sitting junior minister with responsibility for health in the 2002 general election.


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