Irish Nurses Organisation (INO) general secretary Liam Doran. The proposed deal requires both sides to come back within a month to see if the new measures are working.

The executive of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will meet later on Monday to consider new proposals aimed at averting a planned strike in (...)

David Conway, Director of National Sport Campus, John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Pascal Donohoe TD, Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Kieran Mulvey, Chair of Sport Ireland and Gary Keegan, Director of the Irish Institute of Sport at the new High Performance Training Centre in Abbotstown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A phrase of former US president Ronald Reagan – that peace had broken out – seemed apt yesterday for Sport Ireland and the Irish Amateur Boxing Associ(...)

Kieran Mulvey, one of the country’s most experienced industrial relations trouble-shooters, gave the first sign two years ago that the economic gloom was lifting, and warned that expectation would come with recovery. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Kieran Mulvey, one of the country’s most experienced industrial relations trouble-shooters, gave the first sign two years ago that the economic gloom (...)

Former Ireland boxing coach Billy Walsh at the recent World Championships in Doha. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The IABA will meet next Wednesday to begin the selection of a permanent replacement for former head coach Billy Walsh. Zaur Antia, the Georgian assist(...)

Members of the Oireachtas met with Sport Ireland and leading figures in the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) to try and determine the detailed facts surrounding the departure of Billy Walsh. Photograph: Inpho

As Billy Walsh was being officially unveiled as the new head of the US women’s boxing programme, on this side of the Atlantic the controversy over his(...)

Former Ireland Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport last Thursday. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Up to a week ago, most people couldn’t have picked Billy Walsh out in a crowd. Then suddenly he was the lead item on RTÉ One’s Six One News, as heads (...)

Billy Walsh at Dublin Airport en route to his new job as coach of the USA women’s team  in Colorado Springs.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clusterf**k: (n) coarse slang (chiefly US) A bungled or botched undertaking; (also) a situation, state of affairs or gathering that is disorgan(...)

Billy Walsh leaving Dublin Airport en route to his new position as coach of the American women’s boxing team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Billy Walsh saga has moved on to a new phase, bubbling over into a political row between the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) and Sport (...)

The IABA changed their view between the Saturday and the Tuesday on Walsh’s salary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

To appreciate the level of mistrust that existed between Billy Walsh and his employers at the IABA, it’s worth going back to a Saturday in August and (...)

About 40,000 passengers had their travel plans disrupted on Friday by a three-hour strike by train drivers; another similar stoppage is planned for Friday, November 6th. Photograph: Frank Miller

Trade unions have warned further strike action on the railways is inevitable unless there is a change in approach by management at Iarnród Éireann. (...)