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(...)

Barry Ryan Snr and Niamh O’Connor, who drowned off the Cork coast, and Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing.

Barry Ryan (51), who drowned off the coast of Baltimore in Co Cork, and his son Barry Davis Ryan (20), who is still missing at sea, are the son and gr(...)

Nutgrove Retail Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14: currently bringing in rent of €4.1 million

Nutgrove Retail Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 is one of five retail parks in receivership to be offered for sale on the instructions of Bank of Irela(...)

Thousands turned out to march in Dublin city centre earlier this month to demand better working conditions for Dunnes Stores workers, following a one-day strike by workers in April over low-hour contracts and rights to collective bargaining. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Employers’ group Ibec has warned the Government not to legislate against minimum hour or flexible contracts, saying such a move could be detrimental t(...)

The closed shutters of Clerys  in O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has described as “absolutely despicable” the treatment of workers at Clerys department store in Dublin who lost their jobs in Fri(...)

Minister of State for Jobs Gerald Nash said the Bill would provide for a new framework to replace the former sectoral registered employment agreements.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New industrial relations legislation was “a significant step forward for workers and employers’’, said Minister of State for Jobs Gerald Nash . “It pr(...)

German discounter Aldi claimed that the on-shelf banners created the impression that Dunnes’ products generally, or its “Family Essentials” range, were cheaper than Aldi products when there was “no basis” for such a claim, Aldi claimed.

Dunnes Stores has been found guilty of engaging in misleading commercial practices when comparing the prices of some of its own-brand goods with Aldi (...)

British retailing giant Tesco now commands 25 .2 per cent of the Irish supermarkets compared spend compared to the 24.8 per cent share enjoyed by Supervalu.

The Irish supermarket seesaw has shifted again and Tesco has reclaimed its position as the Republic’s leading retailer, having lost out to SuperValu j(...)

Refugee Appeals Tribunal failed to address issues raised regarding internal relocation and State protection KHB v Refugee Appeals Tribunal [2015]IEHC (...)

People taking part in a protest rally in Dublin on Saturday in support of a campaign for improved conditions of employment for workers at Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers have promised to continue their campaign for improved conditions of employment and have called on the Government to introduce pl(...)