As the St Patrick's Day festival draws near, we take a look at its impact on the economy and a snapshot from last year's festival.

Find out why these Irish companies are travelling to Texas for this year's world-famous South by Southwest conference, and how Enterprise Ireland helped to get them there.

To mark the centenary of 1916, CSO has produced an insightful report on what life and the economy of Ireland were like in 1916, compared to now. We've interesting stats & infographics from the report.

It was a busy week for releases with latest stats on the unemployment rate, retail sales, and manufacturing production, as well as an access to finance report giving an insight into lending for SMEs in 2014. We've the details.

Do you have a big idea for a food business? Learn all you need to know about the Bord Bia Foodworks business development and accelerator programme here.

Female entrepreneurs - have an idea for a new business or looking for funding for your female-led start-up? This fund could be for you.

Over 3,450 new jobs were announced in February. We've compiled a list of some of jobs announcements from around the country.

Did you know over 60 Skillnets training networks around the country offer subsidised training for employees? Find out how one local radio station set up a Skillnets network to upskill staff. 

It's set to be a busy March with events for start-ups, small businesses and job seekers taking place right across the country. We've compiled some of the highlights.

Latest CSO statistics show the rate of employment grew in the year to Q4 2015, while the unemployment rate continued to fall. We've 3 things to know about the latest stats.


Government Programmes

There are two complementary, Government-wide plans to tackle the jobs challenge:

APJ 2015Action Plan for Jobs
Find out how Government Departments and Agencies work together to improve conditions for creating jobs.

Pathways to Work

Check out the Government’s four-year strategy to radically reduce the number of people on the Live Register.