WRC director general  Kieran Mulvey said the Lansdowne Road accord may have to be ‘revisited’ if gardaí, teachers or nurses cannot be recruited because of pay.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Employers’ group Ibec has criticised what it described as “unhelpful” suggestions by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that the Lansdowne Road(...)

Bill Roche: ‘For several decades industrial conflict in Ireland has been migrating from the private to the public sectors – a trend also evident in many other developed countries.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At issue in the Luas dispute and the recent row between Kieran Mulvey and Jack O’Connor is the continuing disruption of a vital public service in the (...)

Kieran Mulvey said the amount of money paid to entry grade levels for the professions was ‘a problem that comes back to bite you after a while’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has called for the Lansdowne Road agreement to be “revisited” if teachers, gardaí or n(...)

Workplace Relations Commission chair Kieran Mulvey.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The row between the chief executive of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and Siptu president Jack O’Connor is a “sideshow” to the Luas dispute,(...)

Siptu argued  Mr Mulvey had displayed bias against Luas workers in comments made in an interview on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme yesterday and should resign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu last night insisted it had no confidence in the ability of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) chief exe(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Radio listeners who tuned into RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking otherwise, but there is no history of bad blood b(...)

Kieran Mulvey s aid he did not see there was any reason why he should resign.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Kieran Mulvey has said he has no intention of standing down as head of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) following criticism on Friday by Siptu(...)

‘The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission  suggested both institutions might be in dereliction of their duties.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission came an(...)

“No sooner was the ink dry on the Luas proposals than Iarnród Éireann unions were hailing the increases as a new ‘industry norm’.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Pay increases are back on the table, so please form a disorderly queue. The deal done with Luas workers – which experts say may or may not be accepted(...)

Emily Logan: Landlords are still declaring that they will not accept rent supplement tenants

Tenants receiving State rent allowances who allege they have faced discrimination by landlords will not have their complaints heard until next year, t(...)