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(...)

Nat O’Connor, Tasc’s research director, said cutting VAT by 1 per cent - at a cost to the exchequer of €350 million - would help to kick-start the economy by boosting domestic consumption and the spending power of lower income households in particular.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government should lower VAT rather than income tax in the budget next week if it wants to give something back to the public in an equitable and su(...)

The director of the ISI Lorcan O’Connor said he was disappointed that the bank’s rejection rate was so high

Banks that “irrationally” reject realistic insolvency applications made by distressed borrowers will be named and shamed by the Insolvency Service of (...)

Research found many people are scrimping on food and prioritising bills but are too embarrassed to seek help - or don’t actually see themselves as insolvent. Photograph: Getty Images

Many people struggling with debt are still living below what is considered a reasonable living standard, according to the Insolvency Service of Irelan(...)

Just 124 insolvency deals were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland over the three months from the beginning of April until the end of June. That is not much more than one a day.

When the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) came into being over a year ago, the then minister for justice, Alan Shatter, said it was the “light at t(...)

The Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, Lorcan O’Connor. File photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES.

Just 124 deals on debt were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) in the second quarter of 2014 according to figures p(...)