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1 Apple Watch Like it or loathe it, the Apple Watch, when it landed, made a splash. While it wasn’t the first smartwatch, it was Apple’s first go at t(...) Europe’s director of trust and safety Annie Mullins said that children “writing to themselves” has become the “biggest” cyber-bullying issue that the network faced. Photograph: Danny Martindale/Getty Images.

Young girls writing negative messages to themselves has become a new form of self-harm through social media, a global social network’s safety executiv(...)

Workers stage a picket outside a Dunnes Stores outlet. Impact trade union expressed solidarity with Dunnes staff who were allegedly punished for taking part in the industrial action.

Impact trade union members have passed an emergency motion expressing solidarity with Dunnes Stores workers who suffered “negative consequences” after(...)

Claire Keaveney, divisional executive committee, and Harold Hislop, Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Skills, at the Impact education division conference at the Clayton Hotel in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Government’s “one size fits all” JobBridge programme “needs to be dissolved”, a report for Impact’s education division has recommended.The report (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: to address Impact members on Thursday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Trade union Impact’s education division has said the “whole country needs a pay rise” after what it describes as “such a long period of wage stagnat(...)

Aer Lingus cabin crew during their strike action over rosters at Dublin Airport on May 30th last. Management at the airline and the trade union Impact  meet in  the Labour Court today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Labour Court hearing aimed at averting strike action by Aer Lingus cabin crew next week will continue in the afternoon. Aer Lingus management and th(...)

Siobhan Canavan (left) and Anna Marie Deegan, South Dublin, South Leinster SNA branch, at the inaugural conference of Impact's education division in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools say they have been assau(...)

The Impact conference yesterday heard calls for greater co-operation between the teaching unions and Impact in a bid to fight education cuts and improve services

Education workers have called on the Government to divert money currently paid to fee-paying schools to areas “of(...)

 Minister for Education Ruairí QuinPhotograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The chairperson of the 10,000-strong education division of the trade union Impact has called on staff in the education sector to accept the pro(...)