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#Batt O'Keeffe

# batt-okeeffe - Monday 28 April, 2014

Hundreds of students left with questions after Eden College closes its doors in Dublin city centre

The English language school had lost its state accreditation in February.

# batt-okeeffe - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full

The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.

Cabinet reshuffle expected as sixth minister quits

Batt O’Keeffe joins Mary Harney, Noel Dempsy, Dermot Ahern and Tony Killeen in announcing his departure from the cabinet.

# batt-okeeffe - Monday 13 December, 2010

Hewlett Packard to create 105 jobs in Galway

The computer and printer manufacturer will create posts in software engineering and recruitment will begin straight away.

# batt-okeeffe - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Gogarty says FF ministers "kept in dark" over bailout

Paul Gogarty tells 2fm he thinks Fianna Fáil ministers were not given a true picture of how detailed the IMF talks were.

# batt-okeeffe - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Paddy Power delight with 500 jobs boost...

…which Minister Batt O’Keeffe describes as aligned with the Government’s ‘pro-business policy environment’.

# batt-okeeffe - Monday 15 November, 2010

Workers turn down €15/hr to stay on benefits

The state’s business advisory reports that unemployed couples are better off on the Dole than taking part-time hours.

# batt-okeeffe - Sunday 14 November, 2010

O'Keeffe denies pressure to apply for EU bailout

The minister has insisted that Ireland had not entered talks over a possible EU bailout.

# batt-okeeffe - Friday 17 September, 2010

Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws Lobbying

Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws Exclusive

The competition says it does not need to register as a lobby group, and confirms a government contribution of €300,000.

# batt-okeeffe - Thursday 16 September, 2010

Loan guarantee scheme on the way for small firms

Enterprise minister Batt O’Keeffe says the government is carrying out detailed work on a government-backed scheme.

# batt-okeeffe - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

A US technology company has announced 70 new jobs for Sandyford in Dublin. ServiceSource said it was boosting its workforce to 380 as part of an expansion of its Irish operations. Minister for Enterprise, Batt O’Keeffe said the firms decision was a strong signal that confidence was returning to the economy.