Joan Collins: Independent TD said  the Minister for Education “insists on treating apprentices as students but they are not students. They cannot avail of student grants or other financial assistance available to students.”

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn will meet the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to discuss the college fees levied in the budget on apprentices, (...)

PJ Stone, general secretary of the Garda Representative Association protesting against propsed cuts in pay outside Leinster House today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Organisations representing gardaí have pledged to continue their protests against cuts to members’ earnings under the proposed new Croke Park a(...)