The Irish Prison Service said it was ‘extremely disappointed’ at the stoppage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Prison officers are planning further work stoppages in two of the State’s biggest jails after leaving their posts for a one- hour industrial action(...)

Bin Ennakhil, Marrakech, Morocco €55m This palace is the result of a dream by two builders enamoured with the Alhambra in Grenada. While b(...)

More than 1,000 prison officers in Northern Ireland are to receive danger money because of the threat posed by dissident republicans : Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 1,000 prison officers in Northern Ireland are to receive danger money because of the threat posed by dissident republicans. In November 2012(...)

All of the complaints made by prisoners against prison officers and investigated under a new independent system established six months ago have(...)

Delegates listen as Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education, addresses the TUI Congress in Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Senior figures in Government and the trade union movement believe the proposed new Croke Park agreement could be carried by as small a margin a(...)

Assuming unions representing staff such as the nurses and secondary teachers publicly opposed to the deal actually deliver a No result, the overall fate of the deal could come down to the Prison Officers’ Association and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the end it may come down to prison officers to determine the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement. So far only two craft uni(...)

Siptu president Jack O'Connor will annouce the union’s stance on the Croke Park agreement this afternoon. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Siptu president Jack O'Connor has said the union unequivocally hopes members vote to accept the proposed Croke Park agreement. The union,(...)