Primark executive director Breege O’Donoghue: ‘It is important that all members of staff are able to plan their hours.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Breege O’Donoghue, executive director of Primark/Penneys and the chair of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), has criticised low-hour employment(...)

The 20 acres zoned for a range of town centre facilities next to The Mill shopping centre in Clondalkin, Co Dublin

A site of over 20 acres zoned for a range of town-centre facilities next to The Mill shopping centre in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, will test the strengt(...)

Kildare Village is adding  36 new outlets and two restaurants, bringing the total of designer shops to 100

Former Dunnes Stores executive Maria McGovern has departed as the director of Kildare Village, the luxury outlet centre currently undergoing a €50 mi(...)

Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, said it was not an accident that the legislation in this area had not yet been published by the Government.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

There are “strong forces” at play who will walk over hot coals before they allow promised legislation to provide for greater collective bargaining rig(...)

Labour TD Arthur Spring criticised the attitude of State agencies to the employment conditions of some workers.

Labour TD Arthur Spring criticised the attitude of State agencies to the employment conditions of some workers. He had heard the heads of agencies ref(...)

Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin said demand for visas “indicates the level of demand from young people to go to countries where wages are higher and opportunities plentiful and where there is decency and fairness”.

The 3,850 Canadian visas available last night were taken up within 12 minutes by Irish people wishing to emigrate, Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy told(...)

Davitt House, home of the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal has heard that a  Dunnes Stores employee was fired for serving alcohol to a customer under the age of 18. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Dunnes Stores employee was fired for serving alcohol to a customer under the age of 18, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has heard. Anna Perenc(...)

Ben Dunne: ‘Michael O’Leary does not recognise unions. Why not pick on him?’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 2:49

The failure of Dunnes Stores to recognise unions has been defended by its former managing director Ben Dunne, who has accused the media and the Mandat(...)

Dunnes Stores workers Audrey Quinn and Pauline Gray  picketing outside Dunnes Stores on Henry Street, Dublin on April 2nd. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Industrial action at Dunnes Stores by members of the Mandate trade union is expected to escalate in the weeks ahead.A union spokesman said a meeting o(...)

Rebranding the 24 Superquinn stores under the SuperValu banner in February 2014 led to an immediate jump in market share from 20 per cent to 25.1 per cent

SuperValu has taken over from Tesco as the largest grocery retailer in the State ending a period of overseas dominance stretching back over 10 years. (...)