Clare Daly: said an employee taken on by Hertz car hire was paid “the princely sum of €2.46 per hour for a period of months on the promise of a permanent position’’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A total of €637,000 had been recovered in unpaid wages by the National Employment Rights Authority (Nera) up to the end of last month, Minister of Sta(...)

Minister of State for Business and Employment Gerald Nash.

The number of people on the Live Register is now at its lowest since March 2009. But while this measure of unemployment is falling, and the growth in (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton  after their first joint press conference yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Less than an hour after Joan Burton became Labour Party leader last Friday week, negotiations on the future shape of Government kicked into action.Wi(...)

The new line-up: Cabinet members at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain after Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton reshuffled the Government team. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Like Tom Crean’s epic passage across the frozen Antarctic, the small band of Labour and Fine Gael negotiators ended up on a tortuous and dramatic jour(...)

Full list of candidates A battle is looming in the Wee County where sitting councillor Michael O’Dowd and his nephew Garrett jockey for positio(...)

The Minister for the Environment said the Government was examining ways to make the agriculture sector carbon neutral. Photograph: Reuters

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has said the Government’s new climate change legislation is “unequivocal” in committing Ireland to all (...)

For Fine Gael, a Garda authority or board has never been on its agenda, and it would be likely to resist such a move, even if it was pressed by Labour. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour Ministers are expected to support an initiative by party backbenchers calling for a separate Garda authority to oversee the 13,000-strong fo(...)

 TDs took legal advice on the allegations, which Public Accounts Committee committee chairman John McGuinness said “could potentially involve criminal wrongdoing”.

Rehab says it will do “everything in its power” to ensure allegations made by a developer against people involved with the charity are dealt wi(...)

Michael Noonan: lobbied by Frank Flannery

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan have both confirmed they were unaware (...)

Alastair Campbell: ‘I don’t buy the idea that sport can’t survive financially without sponsorship [from the alcohol industry].’ Photograph: David Sleator 2:18

“If alcohol didn’t exist and it was discovered, I don’t think there’s a government in the world that would allow it,” said Alastair Campbell, t(...)