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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes strong improvement in Ireland’s competitiveness performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today (Thursday June 1st) welcomed the findings of the IMD’s 2017 Global Competitiveness Yearbook which shows that Ireland’s competitiveness ranking has improved by one place this year and Ireland is now the 6th most competitive economy as benchmarked by the IMD. Within the EU and Euro area Ireland is the second most competitive economy. This is Ireland’s best competitiveness ranking as benchmarked by the IMD, since 2000. Continue reading Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes strong improvement in Ireland’s competitiveness performance

Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Act 2017 comes into force and now extends to SMEs

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor has announced the commencement of an Act for a certification scheme aimed at inventions developed by SMEs. The scheme comes within the Knowledge Development Box initiative announced in the Finance Act, 2015.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor visits Flow Technology on Trade and Investment Mission in Ireland

With executives from Flow Technology and Enterprise Ireland

As part of the two-day Enterprise Ireland / IDA Trade & Investment Mission in Ireland event, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD visited Flow Technology at their facility in Charleville, Co. Cork on 17 May.

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Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor attends Foreign Affairs Council – Trade, Brussels

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. attended today, the Foreign Affairs Council – Trade in Brussels. The Minister  discussed at Council preparations for the 11th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference, implementation of Free Trade Agreements, an update on preparations for the opening of new trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand and an update on ongoing trade negotiations with Japan, Mexico and Mercosur.

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Publication of submissions to public consultation on resale of tickets for entertainment and sporting events

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today announced the publication of the responses received by her Department to the recent public consultation on the resale of tickets for entertainment and sporting events.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes continuing fall in Live Register

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today (Friday) welcomed the publication of the latest Live Register figures, showing a continuing fall in the numbers of people signing on. The seasonally adjusted figures show a decline of 4,600 compared to the March figures and a decline of 42,123 compared to the April 2016 figures.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor publishes a survey on Irish SMEs views on Brexit and sets out action plan

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has today published the findings of a survey of 1,045 SME business owners which was conducted in January by Behaviour & Attitudes, and has set out a number of actions being developed to support SMEs in responding to the challenges of Brexit.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes fall in annual unemployment rate from 8.4% to 6.2% from April 2016 to April 2017

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today (Wednesday) welcomed the Monthly Unemployment figures for April published by the Central Statistics Office, showing that the official unemployment rate has fallen from 6.4% in March to 6.2%.in April and from 8.4% in April 2016.

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