Eleven wound-up pension schemes, including Waterford Wedgwood, have sought state support under the government’s Pensions Insolvency Payments scheme for insolvent pension schemes since 2009.
Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has been hired to lobby for a crackdown on rogue gas installers.
Irish comedian and actor Brendan O’Carroll has criticised the lack of support from the state and banks in Ireland for budding entrepreneurs and said facilities need to be available for people with business ideas.
The results of a ballot of thousands of Dunnes Stores workers for industrial action will be known by early March. The ballot is being conducted by the trade union Mandate, which represents 4,000 of the 10,000 staff employed by the company in its 112
Ten thousand former shareholders in Permanent TSB will be invited this week to join a quasi-class action group being built by a small group of former investors in the nationalised bank, with potentially half a billion euro at stake.