Sinn Féin TD Peadar Toibin alleged duplicity was at the heart of “the Clerys debacle’’. “All the [workers] have received from the Labour Party so far is a two-faced response,’’ he added. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government was undertaking “a very detailed examination of company law” following the closure of the Clerys store in Dublin, Tánaiste Joan Burton (...)

Incumbent on Natrium Ltd, the new owners of Clerys, to engage with the staff and their trade unions, Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash told the Seanad.

It was incumbent on Natrium Ltd, new owners of Clerys, to engage with the staff and their trade unions, Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash has told (...)

Minister of State for Jobs Gerald Nash said the Bill would provide for a new framework to replace the former sectoral registered employment agreements.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New industrial relations legislation was “a significant step forward for workers and employers’’, said Minister of State for Jobs Gerald Nash . “It pr(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton meets striking workers  on the picket line at Dunnes Stores in Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“Dunnes Stores, better politics beats them all’’ – a variation of the jingle in a one-time radio advertisement would have been appropriate in the Dáil(...)

Independent TD Tommy Broughan has called for the establishment of a permanent commission  to research levels of pay and wealth in the State as part of his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There are huge gaps and unknowns relating to earned income and levels of wealth in the Irish economy, Independent TD Tommy Broughan has told the Dáil.(...)

Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash said he supports wage increases in certain circumstances. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash said he supported wage increases in profitable companies and where circumstances allowed.Mr Nas(...)

Hot water: Irish Water chief executive John Tierney, accompanied by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, talks to journalists at Ringsend waste-water treatment plant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s the day after Halloween, but the horrors are just beginning for Government Ministers seeking to rally public support for Irish Water. Such is (...)

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(...)