Employers should be restricted from being directors of companies for up to five years if they fail to meet their obligations to their employees, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions  has urged. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Employers should be restricted from being directors of companies for up to five years if they fail to meet their obligations to their employees, the I(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Up to 50 of the concession holders at Clerys could share the offer, subject to the approval of the High Court. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former concession holders at Clerys look set to share about €500,000 under a plan drafted by the provisional liquidators of the entity that operated (...)

The proportion of full-time workers who are on temporary contracts has doubled in the past decade or so, up from 5 per cent to 10 per cent. Illustration: John Holcroft/Ikon/Getty

It seems like the narrative of a quaint period drama: a time when newly minted graduates would enter a company and stay for the rest of their lives(...)

Former concession holders are considering a High Court court move next week to block the appointment of KPMG as liquidators. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some 12 former concession holders of the now closed Clerys department store in Dublin are considering an application to the High Court next week to b(...)

Clerys department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have voted to prevent Clerys department store from being used for offices or a hotel. Clerys was sold by Boston-based Gordon (...)

Accounts for OCS Operations Ltd, which ran the Clerys department store until its closure on June 12th, show it made a loss of €1.1 million in the year to the end of January 2015. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Losses at the Clerys department store reduced by more than €2 million in its final full year of trading, according to documents filed with the High Co(...)

Clerys workers protesting outside the shut retailer on O’Connell Street, Dublin, June 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Peter Smyth/The Irish Times

More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for the new owners of Clerys to meet with redundant staff, according to union Siptu. Siptu’s s(...)

Clerys staff and supporters during a protest outside Clerys on O’Connell Street, Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has said the Government would amend company law if there was a need and a way to do so in the wake of the co(...)

Lily Kelly, who would have worked for Clerys for 45 years this day fortnight and was due to retire, with other former staff  protesting outside the offices of  new owners Natrium on Harcourt Terrace on Friday. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

The company that owns the Clerys building on O’Connell Street made a profit of just under €5 million between August 2012 and February 1st, 2014 but th(...)