‘I don’t think the country needs an election at this point’

Despite a turbulent week in politics, enterprise minister Heather Humphreys is flying high after garnering a €300m loan scheme for businesses

14th October, 2018
Heather Humphreys, Minster for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Fergal Phillips

There’s a lot to enjoy about being the senior minister in the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. For one, there’s the endless ribbon-cutting and job announcements. Politicians like few things better than standing on a podium, holding forth about employment and announcing a few hundred jobs.

There’s no shortage of feel-good occasions, as the current incumbent, Heather Humphreys, acknowledges. “I go to companies, I visit factories, I visit manufacturing centres:...

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