Former Waterford Crystal workers at a Unite rally outside Leinster House last year  calling on the Government to protect the workers’ pension entitlements

The 1,770 former Waterford Crystal workers – along with the broader business community in the city – will undoubtedly be raising a glass this Christma(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said a mediated process had been a “very good outcome” for the former Waterford Crystal workers. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A deal that has settled the long-running Waterford Crystal pensions dispute will cost taxpayers €180 million. A sum of €41 million will be made availa(...)

Cigarette maker JTI Gallaher announced plans to shut its factory in County Antrim with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs last month

The trade union Unite has produced a jobs-saving proposal which it claims could rescue 500 of the 876 jobs under threat at the Gallaher’s cigarette fa(...)

People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march in O’Connell Street, Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Upwards of 50,000 people marched against water charges in Dublin today in one of the largest demonstrations seen in the capital in years. The marchers(...)

The latest Quarterly National Household Survey, compiled by the Central Statistics Office, shows the State’s headline rate of unemployment is now 11.5 per cent, down from a recessionary high of 15.1 per cent in 2012.

There is no greater reflection of economic health than job creation, and on that basis the Irish economy appears to be heading out of recession. (...)

 Former Waterford Crystal workers during  a Unite rally outside Leinster House in Dublin last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Waterford Crystal workers held a Walk for Justice protest in the city on Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of their fight to secure pensio(...)

 Workers on strike at the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery buildings at Knockmitten Lane as replacement workers operate the waste collection trucks. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The trade union Unite has given €10,000 to support workers at the Greyhound waste recycling firm who have been on strike for more than a month.The wo(...)

Unite believes the renationalisation of NIE would encourage large scale investment in Northern Ireland’s electrical infrastructure.

The trade union Unite wants the North’s Executive to renationalise ESB-owned Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) after the company announced plans for (...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan at the local and European elections count in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan 2:17

Ming, the main man, turned up early in a smart, green ensemble. “It’s the hemp suit . . . He usually wears it to weddings,” said his brother-in-law Ji(...)

Disposable income has fallen by almost €3,000 since the onset of the recession, while the levels of those at risk of poverty, in consistent poverty(...)