Mick Harris and Robbie O’Connor of the  Best of Irish Design clothing firm load stock from the now-closed Clerys department store into  a van on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A report into the background of the liquidation of Clerys being carried out by Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash is not expected to be com(...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘One of best things about general practice in Ireland is that they are independent, autonomous practitioners with different sources of funding.’ Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Minister for Health says he favours the return of a former scheme whereby people paying PRSI could recoup some of the costs of their dental care.(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke at the demonstration in support of Clerys workers outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke 3:03

The 130 or so direct employees of Clery s who lost their jobs when the company went into liquidation last week are expected to receive only statutory (...)

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash is to prepare a report on the closure of Clerys for the Government amid growing anger at the treatment of workers who were employed there. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 0:54

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash is to seek talks with the owners of Natrium Ltd, the company that last Friday bought the retailer Clerys(...)

Danny McCoy, head of employers’ group Ibec, says the tradition of a single job with a single employer has become the exception. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Labour markets must reflect the future realities of work life including the need for flexible working, whether part-time, fixed-term or other atypica(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is looking at other models of UHI such as single payer insurance, as well as a model funded fully through taxation using social insurance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is looking at major alternatives to the plans for universal health insurance (UHI) put forward last year by his prede(...)

Most retired public service staff are to receive about €1,680 more in their pensions over the next three years as part of a pension restoration initia(...)

IBOA general secretary Larry Broderick: “We believe it is time for an increase in remuneration after a pay freeze lasting over six years – especially since this has been a period of major restructuring within AIB involving a substantial reorganisation of the business and significant job losses.” Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Staff at AIB are seeking a pay increase of about 3 per cent. It is understood the finance union IBOA is looking for a deal that will give AIB staff pa(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has urged doctors not to pay a proposed 13 per cent increase in the annual retention fee levied by the Medical Council. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has urged doctors not to pay a proposed 13 per cent increase in the annual retention fee levied by the Medical C(...)

The executive of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has joined  trade unions including Siptu, Impact and the Irish National Teachers Organisation in supporting the proposed Landowne Road pay deal.

The executive council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to urge its members to support the proposed new agreement on public serv(...)