Armagh’s decision to avoid the media appears to stem from the punishment handed down for their involvement in the pre-match  brawl which marred their Ulster quarter-final win over Cavan back in June. Photograph: Inpho

Croke Park has conceded it has no control over Armagh’s continued refusal to engage in any media appearances ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland football(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte shows his frustration during the Ulster quarter-final defeat to Monaghan at Clones. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mickey Harte has never not spoken to the media after a game before, not as far as any of us could remember anyway. Yet he left the duties to Tony Donn(...)

Four ESB employees, who began working with the company on varying dates since 1978, brought the actions last October alleging the ESB has wrongfully insisted the pension scheme is now a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, meaning what a person receives on retirement is no longer guaranteed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A legal challenge by four ESB workers alleging the company had deliberatly failed to address a €1.7 billion deficit in the company’s pension scheme ha(...)

The ESB group of unions claims the company is refusing to recognise the pension pot’s shortfall

The ESB’s unions are threatening to strike and are refusing to co-operate with further cost-cutting measures at the State-owned energy group as the ro(...)

ESB workers gather to voice concerns about their pensions outside the ESB Headquarters in Dublin, recently. Photograph: Eric Luke

The ESB told staff three years ago that the State-owned energy group’s future growth was “linked” to the health of their pension fund.Some of the grou(...)

ESB staff are threatening legal action to halt the payment on the basis that it could undermine the security of their pension scheme, which has an estimated €1.7 billion deficit.

The chairman of the ESB’s pension plan trustees has warned the group’s chief executive, Pat O’Doherty, against plans to hand over €400 million to the (...)