David Begg who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

David Begg, who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been a true champion for workers, Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

Willie Walsh and Aer Lingus chief executive designate Stephen Kavanagh met outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg, Jack O’Connor of Siptu and Shay Cody of Impact to discuss IAG’s bid. Photograph: Alan Betson

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh met union leaders yesterday as his campaign to win support for his compa(...)

Outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg told the Public Service Executive Union’s social protection divisional conference that Ireland needs a ‘national understanding’ on income distribution. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has called for a “national understanding” on income distribution.Outgoing general secretary David Begg said (...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

David Begg, whose second term ended last week just as the third proposal from IAG was materialising

While all eyes are on the Aer Lingus board’s next move, it’s interesting to note that it is not actually at full strength. In fact, it is effectively (...)

Patricia King  has been appointed as the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: The Irish Times/Frank Miller

Siptu vice president Patricia King is to be the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), the umbrella body for the trade un(...)

A car carrying Tánaiste Joan Burton is seen surrounded by protestors in Tallaght last weekend.

A woman who works with Tánaiste Joan Burton was “badly kicked and beaten” by anti-water charge protesters last weekend, the general secretary of the I(...)

A proposed new EU/US trade deal could allow American multinationals to sue a future Government for loss of profits if it raised the minimum wage, ICTU president David Begg (above) has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A proposed new EU-US trade deal could allow American multinationals to sue a future Government for loss of profits if it raised the minimum wage, one (...)

David Begg, general secretary of ICTU, warned that years of pent up pressure on incomes could lead to a wage explosion in the next few years.

There is no prospect of social partnership being revived as the economy continues its recovery, according to the leaders of employers group Ibec and (...)

David Begg, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire.Mr Begg told the executive council of Congress today that he would(...)