Karen Gearon, shop steward of the striking Dunnes Stores workers, receiving a cheque for $1,000 from Seán Mac Bride, on behalf of the Irish-American Trade Union Coalition, in Dublin in May 1985. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Government ministers and officials struggled during 1985 to find a way of dealing with the political controversy generated by a group of Dunnes Store(...)

Sinn Féin European election candidate in Dublin  Lynn Boylan, who looks set to take a seat. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin is the only one of the the three European constituencies that has any sense of geographical coherence. It’s a three-seater and may very well re(...)

The strength of opinion at the meeting of the Labour parliamentary party was such that Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton arranged an immediate meeting between concerned TDs and Senators and Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte.

There were sharp exchanges at a private meeting of Labour TDs and Senators last night over the post office network, as well as some criticism a(...)

1987 - 24/1/1987 - page 4 - At the Workers' Party conference, yesterday,  from left, Councillor Eamon Gilmore, Mr Tomas MacGiolla TD, and MrProinsias de Rossa TD.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan / THE IRISH TIMES . . . neg no 87/1/210    ***   ***   ***    A CHALLENGE to reduce the tax level of PA YE workers by 10 per cent and transfer the burden to farmers and the self employed was issued to the major political parties by the leader of the Workers Party, Mr Tomas MacGiolla . yesterday

A fter his party’s mournful showing at the Meath East by-election, we would love to be able to give the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore, something to c(...)