EU ambassador to the US David O’Sullivan: was speaking at an event in Dublin about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  currently being negotiated. Photograph: Sara Freund

There will be no “watering down” of standards on consumer, health, labour or environmental protection under a proposed new trade agreement between the(...)

Bogus self-employment has been a long-running issue in the construction sector.  Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire.

Who do you work for? In the sepia-tinted days of the traditional workplace, it was an easy answer. Work, for the most part, involved a single firm, a (...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The economy can bear pay increases that exceed the rate of inflation and are equal to the rate of growth, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conferenc(...)

The Irish Financial Services in Dublin. An economist said there was no guarantee Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley companies would be in the country in 10 years time.

Ireland needs a “plan B” for a vibrant economy which can survive the withdrawal of foreign direct investment in the next decade, the director of the N(...)

Nevin Economic Research Institute director Tom Healy told the INTO conference “societies should not spare on investment in the early years”.

Prioritising tax cuts ahead of investment in early childhood development would be “immoral, economically irrational and fiscally irresponsible”, the d(...)

Slaughtneil’s  Christopher McKaigue dives to try and block Michéal Lundy of Corofin during the  AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football Final. Photograph:  Donal Farmer/Inpho

Corofin 1-14 Slaughtneil 0-7Too easy, in every way. Corofin exuded class in cruising to victory over Slaughtneil to claim a second AIB All-Ireland clu(...)

Corofin’s Liam Silke fends off  Diarmuid Connolly during his side’s win over St Vincent’s, ending their 28 month unbeaten run. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Corofin: 1-14 St Vincent’s: 1-9So after going 28 months unbeaten - or 18 wins, and one draw - the end has come for St Vincent’s, as Galway champions C(...)

Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Fr Tom Healy and Bishop Francis Duffy in St Mel’s Cathedral. Photograph: John McElroy

Mass will be celebrated at St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford today for the first time in five years after the completion of a €30 million project to r(...)

Few dispute that those stuck on low wages are struggling to make ends meet. But there are sharp differences of opinion over who is responsible for imp(...)

Work is scarce: archaeologist Liza Kavanagh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a message the Government has been selling for months: the dark clouds of austerity are parting; the wind is at our back; we are finally emerging (...)