I attended an event on Tuesday where Minister for Jobs in Ireland Richard Bruton was the key note speaker
I am pleased to see that the government is taking firm steps to get employment in Ireland back on the increase. It was interesting to hear what the Minister had to say and we welcome his initiatives.
Here is a synopsis of the evening from the IIBN network.
Bruton urges IIBN to bring business to Ireland – Minister discusses Jobs Plan with IIBN Dublin
Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton was guest speaker at IIBN Dublin on 14 February.
The event was held at the offices of Beauchamps Solicitors on the South Quays. Over 100 members attended.
Speaking the day after the Government had announced its 270-point action plan to generate 100,000 jobs over the coming years, Minister Bruton spoke about how Irish business groups such as IIBN can play their part.
The Minister highlighted the new ‘keeper’s fee’ (in the region of €4,000 per job) to be paid to individuals who persuade new entrepreneurial start ups from around the world to locate in Ireland. Details will be announced next month.
The Minister said “The key to recovery in Ireland will be encouraging the creation and growth of small firms with a greater proportion of them being export led. Irish business people abroad can help by acting, for example, as mentors or experts in their sectors and markets and working with the Government’s business development agencies.”
Members were invited to pose questions to the Minister to garner a greater understanding of the Action Plan for Jobs which resulted in a lively discussion both with the Minister and at the networking event that followed.