David Begg who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

David Begg, who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been a true champion for workers, Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

David Begg, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire.Mr Begg told the executive council of Congress today that he would(...)

Minister for Social Protection and candidate for Labour Party leadership Joan Burton speaking to Jack O’Connor of Siptu at the weekend’s hustings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lines are being drawn at a terrific rate.But what sort?There are defining lines: the “thus far and no further” ones which politicians avoid like the p(...)

Minister for  Energy   Pat Rabbitte: didn’t make the long march to Killarney this week for the bi-annual meeting of the Communications Workers’ Union. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ministers generally get hell when they address union conferences – just ask Ruairí Quinn, whose ears are still ringing from those loudhailer-toting (...)

President of the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU), Cormac O’Dalaigh, has told the union’s biennial Conference in Killarney that communications workers will not accept calls for tax cuts as a substitute for pay rises. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) has called for “a root and branch examination” of the communications regulator Comreg and its impact on teleco(...)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) is to seek a 6 per cent across-the-board pay increase for its members.

Staff at An Post and Eircom are to seek pay rises of 6 per cent, one of the largest percentage increases to be sought in the current series of claims (...)

“The Government has used the ‘Youth Guarantee’ as a Trojan horse to make JobBridge compulsory, with the scandalous threat to cut the dole of those who refuse to go on JobBridge,” said Paul Murphy MEP (Socialist Party), founder of the ScamBridge campaign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An estimated 100 people have taken part in a demonstration rally against the perceived increasing reliance by the Government on the JobBridge a(...)

There is no let up in the campaign by the Communications Workers Union (CWU) to tweak the nose of Herb Hribar’s Eircom by leaflet-bombing its customer(...)

The Dubs celebrate a goal against Cork last weekend: Dublin’s optimism is not confined to its activities on the pitch. photograph: cathal noonan/inpho

As the sons of Dublin march ominously towards the Sam, off the pitch the county’s GAA board is also looking to boost its performance.In an effort to i(...)