A passion for the sea and hard sleepless nights on a rolling platform are prerequisites among crew seeking a berth on a trawler. Photograph: EPA

Dangerous, dysfunctional and overregulated in parts: the fishing industry rarely makes headlines for any of the right reasons. A passion for the sea (...)

Richard Bruton: spokesman said  ensuring an adequate supply of skilled workers was a key objective of the Government. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has introduced reforms to the work permit system to address skills shortages. As part of the moves that came in yesterday, some occupa(...)

Joan Burton described events at Clerys as “predatory capitalism”. She said she would “use every legal avenue to vindicate the State and taxpayers’ rights”

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is considering placing a representative of her department on a committee which would inves(...)

A new €5 million research centre which will see industry and academia collaborate on specific health projects was officially launched today.The Applie(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Jobs Ged Nash (left), who  fronts the Low Paid Commission, has been pushing for a series of pay increases over the next few years but Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton (right)  disagrees, insisting this is not the time for wage rises. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Finance has argued against increasing the minimum wage in a submission to the Low Pay Commission. Officials in Michael Noonan’s depa(...)

Mandate wrote to Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash on Wednesday as reports came in “from all over the country” of Dunnes management moving to “target” workers who had participated in last week’s strike. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Mandate trade union has written to the Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash describing alleged intimidation by Dunnes Stores management of strikers(...)

Nevin Institute warned the Government’s narrative of recovery was masking sharp regional differences. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

The Department of Jobs has described as “highly misleading” a report by the Nevin Economic Research Institute suggesting the State’s economic recovery(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal offices at Davitt House on Adelaide Road in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

It will be farewell to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in the new year, when it is subsumed into the new Workplace Relations Commission, whose h(...)

Revenue chairman Josephine Feehily during today’s PAC hearing

All files drawn up by a whistleblower into alleged tax evasion by former senior politicians were fully examined and followed up, the chairman of the R(...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)