Lookman Kareem (47), with an address at Glenvarra Park, Knocklyon, D16, denies assaulting Noelle Donohue at Richmond Hill in Rathmines, Dublin, on December 22nd, 2013 and a more serious charge of assault causing harm to her partner Darren O’Connor. Photograph:  Court Collins

A Dublin taxi driver is facing trial accused of biting off the top of a passenger’s thumb.Lookman Kareem (47), with an address at Glenvarra Park, Knoc(...)

Talks between the Government and unions on restoring pay levels for about 300,000 staff across the public service get under way on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Abolishing the pension levy should be the priority in talks to restore pay and pensions of public servants, Siptu general president Jack O’Connor has (...)

Judge Bridget Reilly put the case back to a date in May for a community service report of 200 hours, with three months’ jail in default

A Luas passenger who chased a ticket inspector and assaulted him will have to do 200 hours community service or face a three-month jail sentence.Judge(...)

Patrick Macken (29), Clonshaugh Road, Dublin 7, leaving Dublin District Court on Monday. He was one of three people  charged with possessing an imitation firearm at Rosemount Avenue, Artane, Dublin and having implements allegedly intended for use in a burglary on the afternoon of March 13th.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Three Dublin men have been charged with possessing an imitation handgun after gardaí stopped a van last Friday. Patrick Macken (29), Clonshaugh(...)

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith is taking a case against his former employer

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has denied claims made at the Employment Appeals Tribunal that a culture of fear existed at (...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh has already conceded that some jobs could be lost in the Aer Lingus head office and in areas such as IT. Photograph: The Irish Times

Trade union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back a €1.36 billion bid for the carri(...)

Siptu president Jack O Connor. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The country’s largest trade union Siptu has called on the Central Bank to abandon plans to require home buyers to have a deposit equal to 20 per cent (...)

Anti-water charge marchers on the streets of  O’Connell St, Dublin  when  thousands flocked to the city to demonstrate against the new  charge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Senior figures in the Coalition yesterday called for a major recasting of Irish Water by setting up a Government committee to re-examine the entire(...)

Irish Parliamentary Party  leader John Redmond.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has suggested that John Redmond was a “man of violence” who sent thousands of his fellow Irishmen to their deaths in t(...)

The current German government is pursuing economic policies that allowed the Nazis come to power in the 1930s, Siptu president Jack O’Connor said. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The present German government is pursuing economic policies which allowed the Nazis to come to power in the 1930s, Siptu president Jack O’Connor has s(...)