An out-of-service post box in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Talks between representatives of An Post sub-contractor IO Systems and the Communications Workers’ Union, in their attempt to resolve the dispute that(...)

Delegates at the Siptu biennial delegate conference. Photograph: @Siptu

The country’s largest trade union has urged the Government to scrap the lower VAT rate in place for hotels and restaurants unless employers in those s(...)

Talks are due to begin on Tuesday between a union representing staff who maintain automated sorting equipment for An Post and the contractor, followin(...)

A blocked postbox in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

MARTIN WALL and CIARAN D’ARCY Postal services have resumed following the suspension of industrial action that led to services around the country grind(...)

Train drivers vote for strike action . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Rail passengers are facing travel disruptions on the Friday of the October Bank Holiday weekend. The disruptions are likely to affect commuter train s(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar raised the prospect of ‘bonuses and excellence awards’ for hospital consultants. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Following the economic crash and the consequent widespread job losses, salary cuts and pay freezes, the whole concept of employment bonuses became pol(...)

Informed sources have suggested any industrial action could involve stoppages on Dart, commuter and national rail services for short periods. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Train drivers are expected to vote today in favour of strike action in the weeks ahead in a row over payment for past productivity. Trade unions Sipt(...)

Leo Varadkar: “Those who wish to do private practice in their own time should be allowed to do so, provided they honour the terms of their public contract.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over the last decade or so, going back to Mary Harney’s time as Minster for Health, the State has sought to exert greater control over the working arr(...)

An Post office in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Post is understood to be considering issuing protective notice to some of its staff if a strike involving a contractor continues. The disput(...)

 The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

Many of the risks within the country’s emergency departments would be significantly reduced if recommendations previously made by HIQA had been implem(...)