Sunday July 12, 2020

Irish Jobs: Bruton upbeat about Ireland's prospects

Being minister for jobs in a recession is a tough task, but last week Richard Bruton finally got to deliver some good news, writes Ian Kehoe.

13th October, 2012
Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Photo: Tony O'Shea

During the boom, the enterprise portfolio was one of the most coveted posts in cabinet, with the minister's schedule littered with upbeat announcements about jobs and foreign direct investment.

Richard Bruton, the current Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, is living in a different world. Unemployment is nearing 15 per cent, and his job is to tackle Ireland's jobs crisis.

Last week, however, Bruton got a taste of the good life. Between them, Paddy Power and...

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