Young people protest against budget cuts to social welfare outside Leinster House in Dublin. Assistant general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Sally Anne Kinahan described cuts to jobseeker benefits for young people as “extraordinarily harsh”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Between 20,000 and 30,000 jobs could be lost as a result of measures in Tuesday’s budget, the trade union-backed Nevin Institute has said. Institute d(...)

Thousands lined O’Connell Street this afternoon to commemorate the 1913 Lockout in which an estimated 20,000 workers and 300 employers were invloved. (...)

Police charge during the transportation strike in Dublin in 1913. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Dublin this afternoon for the official State commemoration of the Dublin Lockout. President Mi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Those unions who have now agreed with the Haddington Road statement will have those agreements honoured, and those unions that do not will be subject to legislation.” Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Two teaching unions are seeking further talks on improving the Haddington Road Agreement on reducing the State’s pay bill in education and othe(...)