Iarnród Éireann indicated on Monday it will take High Court action against the NBRU and Siptu over what it alleged was unofficial industrial action by Dart drivers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Bus and Rail Union has warned Irish Rail that it should be careful about taking legal action against its members. Iarnród Éireann indica(...)

British Airways “could have printed the passes if they wanted to”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Caroline Byrne had what sounds like a nightmare experience with British Airways over the Easter bank holiday weekend. “We were to fly from Gatwick on(...)

Siptu officials, with Willie Noone, announcing the result of the ballot of Luas drivers: planned strikes on Easter Sunday and Monday will now go ahead. Four other strikes are scheduled for April. Further stoppages are also likely. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The decision by Luas staff to reject proposals aimed at resolving the pay dispute at the Dublin light-rail system significantly increases the likeliho(...)

In many sectors falling union membership, advances in technology or competition have reduced workers’ leverage. Photograph: Getty Images

The Lansdowne Road pay deal, which was supposed to have settled public service pay policy until mid-2018, only came into effect in January. It is alre(...)

 The issue of pay in the State-owned CIÉ group was always going to arise this year as a period of austerity at Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann came to an end. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The new pay claim by staff at Iarnród Éireann is the first direct indication that the proposed deal to settle the recent Luas dispute is already spill(...)

Gardaí man the periphery of the crowd as the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade continues at Parnell Square, March 17th, 2016. Photograph: Peter Smyth/The Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to throng the streets of cities and towns across the country for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parades(...)

The TD for Carlow-Kilkenny walked out of the KCLR live election debate on Monday saying she was “just going to give up”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Labour Minister of State Ann Phelan stormed out of a live radio debate with her constituency rivals on Monday night claiming that she had been “comple(...)

 The scales (statue) of justice on the roof of the Four Courts Building in Dublin.
Judgments: Key cases in brief

Tribunal costs decision was justified in light of deception and falsification of documents Lowry v Mr Justice Moriarty [2016]IEHC 29 (High Court, Hedi(...)

  Cathedral Square, Letterkenny. Photograph: Declan Doherty

At a wintry bus-stop in Letterkenny on Friday evening, waiting for McGinley’s 5.45pm service to Dublin, I found myself marvelling at the sheer, sprawl(...)

Justice Max Barrett said he accepted that Anthony Doran had thought he was about to be hit by a Bus Éireann driver and had instinctively recoiled. File photograph.

A “black Irishman”, who was racially abused by a “white immigrant” bus driver, has won a legal action for assault in the High Court. Mr Justice Max(...)