Last January, medical device company Medtronic  became the largest company based in Ireland when it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

The medical device company Medtronic-Covidien is to shed 150 jobs at its contact centre in Dublin, according to the Communications Workers Union (CWU)(...)

Communications Workers’ Union general secretary Steve Fitzpatrick said workers had delivered a “strong vote” in support of the An Post settlement proposals.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Workers at the centre of a dispute at An Post which recently led to a suspension of postal services have voted to back settlement proposals. Workers(...)

A blocked An Post postbox in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New proposals have been put forward aimed at securing a resolution to the dispute which earlier this month led to the suspension of postal services. T(...)

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(...)

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

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(...)

.Post boxes at the GPO were closed as members of the public tried to post letters.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has urged parties involved in an industrial dispute, that has seen postal services across the State ground to h(...)

The personnel concerned maintain mail-sorting equipment at An Post’s centres in Dublin, Cork, Portlaoise and Athlone. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mail services could face disruption on foot of strike action by staff at the An Post maintenance operator IO Systems in a dispute over new rostering (...)

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(...)