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Partnership Negotiations … More Than Butting Heads

by Tony Roe on October 14th, 2009

In the context of the tough choices to be made in the upcoming budget, finding consensus between the social partners will prove a difficult challenge for negotiators on all sides. Already, the opening salvos from both Ibec & Ictu, alike, bode poorly for a successful outcome – even, as both sides must surely realise that, […]

Innovation & Smart Economy

by Tom O'Connor on October 8th, 2009

This spectacular photo of Kerry footballer, Tadhg Kennelly, in a recent dance-off with teammate, Kieran Donaghy, has minded me of Michael Flatley & Riverdance … & how their innovations begot a whole new industry of Irish Dancing. For these days, innovation is rightly trumpeted as the cornerstone of economic & commercial success – even, if […]