Jimmy Kelly of Unite says many employers see labour as “nothing more than a commodity, to be picked up and discarded as convenient”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two out of every five workers in Ireland are reliant on insecure contracts, a conference heard today. The secretary of the Unite Ireland trade union s(...)

Trinity College to host “informative and thought-provoking day concerning Ireland’s part in World War One”.Photograph: Frank Miller

People who have family memorabilia related to the first World War will have an opportunity this week to show it to experts in Trinity College Dublin,(...)

CGI of “Facebook town” beside the company’s Menlo Park campus in California

Reporting from the heart of Cannapolis, North Carolina in 1933, a Fortune magazine journalist noted the town was “like a medieval city, standing aloof(...)

A boy holds a Polish flag: research shows   Polish and Irish emigrants are highly mobile and move back and forward  between their home countries and abroad. Photograph:  Reuters

The perceptions of emigration as a permanent move abroad is outdated, according to new research into Irish and Polish migrants. Learning from Poland: (...)

Only 40 per cent of emigrants expect to return to Ireland at some stage and just 21 per cent of those who had emigrated expect to return within three years, a survey has found.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Only 40 per cent of the present generation of Irish emigrants intend to return to Ireland, according to new research. The feelings of ne(...)