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

Switzerland refused a request for assistance to help bring prosecutions here on the basis of the leaked HSBC Geneva banking files, according to the Ir(...)

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

Britain’s competition regulator could end up playing a key role in International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) €1.36 billion bid to take over Ae(...)

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

Trade union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back a €1.36 billion bid for the carri(...)

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.

The national minimum wage should be scrapped, a business lobby group has urged.Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association chief executive Mark Fie(...)

The employers’ group Ibec has said there is no justification for increasing the current national minimum wage of €8.65 at this time.It said an inappro(...)

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

The “much-reduced” salary in Ireland compared with Australia was too much of a financial challenge for him, according to the doctor who stepped dow(...)

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

Cuts to terms and conditions for staff at Dublin Bus are to be reversed much earlier than anticipated.The controversial 19-month cost-saving plan was (...)

Aer Lingus’s board recommended the IAG’s proposed takeover bid  but political and trade union opposition has been significant. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Unions at Aer Lingus have moved to distance themselves from comments Sunday that supported the takeover of the business by British-based rival IAG.Myl(...)

Plans introduced by former minister for health Dr  James Reilly to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products are to go ahead despite a legal threat from the tobacco industry. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Government is to press ahead with plans to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products.The Government has ignored a threat from one of the worl(...)

 Bus Éireann says the “meeting was convened so that both the company, and these unions, could state their position on the matter”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish times

Talks got under way yesterday on a claim for pay increases for staff at the State-owned transport company Bus Éireann.In January, the company restore(...)