Siptu president Jack O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Radio listeners who tuned into RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking otherwise, but there is no history of bad blood b(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly speaks at the union’s policy conference in Dublin today

Workers could be forced to negotiate with their employers through what would essentially be internal “company unions” under planned Government reforms(...)

Lighting designer Billy Canning has designed chandeliers for concert halls, palaces and private residences, as well as restoring the oldest in Ireland

One person whose job has been to capture light for more than 20 years is Billy Canning, former chief lighting designer at Waterford Crystal and now(...)

Shane Bissett: royal mint ‘a strong consumer brand’.

As the UK royal mint is more than 1,100 years old, it’s not surprising to discover it had become a little stuck in its ways. The appointment of Dub(...)

The Waterford Crystal building in Waterford City. About 50,000 high-end pieces of crystal are made each year in the company’s manufacturing facility in Waterford, where it also runs factory tours

The company that owns the Waterford Crystal brand increased its profits by 57 per cent last year in spite of booking redundancy and other once-off co(...)

 File photograph of former Waterford Crystal workers protesting. This weekend they voted for a pension deal. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

CONOR KANE Joy mixed with relief and some sadness were the overwhelming emotions of former Waterford Crystal workers and their families followi(...)

In  House of Waterford Crystal in the city, in 2010, after the former company went into receivership. Photograph: David Sleator/Irish Times

Conor Kane When the first lump-sum payments from the Government reach former Waterford Crystal workers in the coming months they will symbolise a vic(...)

Waterford Crystal workers have voted to accept propsoals to resolve their pension difficulties. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Waterford Crystal workers have voted unanimously to accept proposals to resolve their pension difficulties. The 1,770 former Waterford Crystal workers(...)

The Waterford Crystal plant at Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The company collapsed in 2009. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Waterford Crystal workers will get a lump sum of €1,200 per year of pensionable service in the company, along with their “modest” pensions, Tan(...)

 Former Waterford Crystal workers during  a Unite rally outside Leinster House in Dublin last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Waterford Crystal workers held a Walk for Justice protest in the city on Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of their fight to secure pensio(...)