President Michael D Higgins said the fears and aspirations of those trapped in chronic job insecurity must be addressed  during his Edward Phelan lecture at RCSI. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

President stresses need to help those in precarious employment during RCSI lecture

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the launch of the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

80,000 will be removed from the scope of USC

Commissioner Niall Cody.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Revenue sought assistance to bring some of those named in leaked bank files before Irish courts

The union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back the bid. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Incoming Aer Lingus chief wants airline to be allowed manage sale of Ryanair 29.8% stake

IAG chief Willie Walsh has already conceded that some jobs could be lost in the Aer Lingus head office and in areas such as IT. Photograph: The Irish Times

Union officials caution members’ job security fears yet to be allayed

Isme chief Mark Fielding said the national minimum wage, which is currently set at €8.65, had failed in its stated task of addressing poverty.

Group urges reforms to allow people earn up to €20,000 without being taxed

Ibec claims rise could threaten business viability

In a letter to HSE director general Tony O’Brien, Dr O’Connell said his wife had got an academic position in Australia “and I wish to return to Australia to pursue other employment opportunities”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dr Tony O’Connell resigned unexpectedly in January after nine months in €147,549 job

A dispute over cost-saving plans at Dublin Bus led to a three-day strike at the company in August 2013

Controversial 19-month cost-saving plan was scheduled to run until the summer

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