Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ surrounded by the monthly winners of 2014 on stage at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 3:15

This year Katie Taylor stood above the rest but The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year ceremony was about all of the women ac(...)

 File photograph of former Waterford Crystal workers protesting. This weekend they voted for a pension deal. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

CONOR KANE Joy mixed with relief and some sadness were the overwhelming emotions of former Waterford Crystal workers and their families followi(...)

In  House of Waterford Crystal in the city, in 2010, after the former company went into receivership. Photograph: David Sleator/Irish Times

Conor Kane When the first lump-sum payments from the Government reach former Waterford Crystal workers in the coming months they will symbolise a vic(...)

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(...)

The Waterford Crystal plant at Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The company collapsed in 2009. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Waterford Crystal workers will get a lump sum of €1,200 per year of pensionable service in the company, along with their “modest” pensions, Tan(...)

 Former Waterford Crystal workers at a rally about their pension entitlements, outside Leinster House in Dublin in July last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Cabinet is expected to consider proposals on Tuesday for a pension deal for former workers at Waterford Crystal.The proposed deal, drawn up by Lab(...)

Pay rise: the TEEU union is looking for increases of 5 per cent for members in both the public and private sectors. It is seeking to recoup concessions made on pensions and conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson
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In the run-up to Christmas last year, the chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey, forecast that pent-up pressures for incom(...)

Head of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey has said competition between companies on the basis of labour costs in some parts of the economy was “inimical” to harmonious industrial relations.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Striking down of wage-setting mechanisms that set a floor on terms and conditions for tens of thousands of workers in particular sectors has led to an(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed the revised LRC proposals for hospital consultants. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Any hospital consultants taking up a post under the new proposed new higher pay scales will have to sign up to the Haddington Road agreement, the Depa(...)