Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: hopes Irish Water followed  through on decision not to pay bonuses this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Management at Irish Water and the trade union Siptu are to hold further talks in coming weeks on foot of moves by the company to end controversial bo(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he hopes Irish Water “amicably” follows through on a decision to not pay staff bonuses for this year given the “difficulties” at the utility company. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he hopes Irish Water “amicably” follows through on a decision to not pay staff bonuses for this year give(...)

Joan Burton and Alex White are to take part in hustings with trade unions as part of the race to succeed Eamon Gilmore as Labour leader. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Trades unions will host a hustings ahead of the Labour leadership contest between Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Minister of State for(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Figures released by Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese of its parishes at the weekend indicate an improvement in its finances for the year to the en(...)