Richard Boyd Barrett: “Israel is a terrorist state. The people of Gaza are victims of a terrorist state.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin at the weekend against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and, Derry.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

Greyhound workers Gordon Richardson, Donnacha O’Cinneide, Paul Stapleton, Joe Hall, Michael McNamara and James Simpson outside the company’s buildings at Clondalkin Industrial Estate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s largest trade union Siptu is considering asking all its members to boycott the Greyhound waste company.A dispute at the company was descri(...)

A rally outside the Dáil  protests about the proposed  changes to the Leader scheme, centralising control of rural development in new local government structures. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Up to 2,500 people from across the State protested outside Leinster House today at plans to change the way a key rural development fund is managed.(...)

Mael Megret, one of the workers at the Paris Bakery in Moore St who  staged a sit-in protest over the non-payment of wages, in the premises today. Pictured at rear right is Paris Bakery is owner Yannick Forel. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Workers at the Paris Bakery intend to sit in at the Dublin bakery over the weekend in their dispute with the owner over unpaid wages . Some 15 workers(...)

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Here, some key players in and observers of the 2004 smoking ban – including Micheál Martin, who was minister for health; Prof Luke Clancy, a leadin(...)

Gardaí in Cork noticed sterling cash moving in the area prior to the robbery. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 65-year-old financial adviser has been given a five-year suspended sentence for his part in the money laundering of about £275,000 of the £26(...)

Ted Cunningham has been given a five-year suspended sentence in relation to the money-laundering offence. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 65-year-old financial advisor has been given a five year suspended jail sentencing for his part in money laundering around STG£275,000 of the(...)

Ted Cunningham indicated this morning that he wanted to plead guilty to some of the offences. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A 65-year-old financial advisor has dramatically changed his plea to guilty on the fourth day of his trial for money laundering arising out of (...)

(From left): Liz Deasy, Mary Manning and Karen Gearon , three of the Dunnes Stores workers who went on strike for almost three years over the importation of goods from apartheid South Africa, at Dublin Airport yesterday before they departed to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral.  Photograph: Eric Luke

All 11 of the former Dunnes Stores workers, whose almost three-year strike moved the Government to ban South African produce from Ireland in the 1980s(...)