It is understood businessman Noel Smyth will tell officials from Mandate and Siptu that Fitzwilliam’s plans for Arnotts include the continued operation of the department store as an independent retailer

The businessman Noel Smyth, whose Fitzwilliam Finance Partners got control of the Arnotts department store earlier this year, is to meet union lead(...)

Mandate explained workers at the Gorey branch of Dunnes Stores were called into a meeting at 6pm where they were informed of the “immediate closure”. 1:55

Dunnes Stores in Gorey, Co Wexford is to close with unknown consequences for about 100 staff members, the Mandate trade union has said. In a statement(...)

Mandate general secretary John Douglas (above) wrote to Margaret Heffernan, the company’s director, saying workers allegedly dismissed since the strike must be reinstated. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:49

The Mandate trade union will meet solicitors on Monday to seek advice for union members it alleges have been “targeted” by Dunnes Stores management fo(...)

Workers and union representatives on the picket line at Dunnes in  Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The trade union Mandate has said its one-day strike at Dunnes Stores was a “massive success” and warned that the dispute could escalate. The union’s (...)

Ictu president and general secretary of the Mandate union John Douglas

A senior trade unionist has told the Sinn Féin ardfheis he looks forward to working with the party in government, “both north and south”.John Douglas,(...)

Ged Nash: he has declared that 2015 is the year of the pay rise across the economy

Before the Government’s new Low Pay Commission even held its first meeting this week, the battle lines were drawn between unions and employers on what(...)

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: cautioned of the psychological effects a defeated referendum would have in the run-up to the 1916 centenary. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said fear of change will be a great weapon to the No side in the campaign on marriage equality. Speaking at t(...)

Brendan Archbold regarded the Dunnes Stores strike against apartheid as “the finest example of trade union solidarity ever”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Brendan Archbold, a trade union activist and campaigner for social and human rights who has died aged 67, will probably be best remembered for his rol(...)

A screengrab from the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI)

One in five undocumented people have lived in the State for more than 10 years, according to new research. The study for the Migrants Rights Centre Ir(...)

Brendan Ogle of the Right to Water campaign group said anyone who could not protest peacefully should ‘stay away’ from the next protest on December 10th.

The Right to Water campaign has called for a mass mobilisation of citizens to again protest against water charges in Dublin on December 10th and has s(...)