Maurice Gaffney: “I owe a lot to my colleagues. They have made me happy and have always been reliable.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he was called to the Irish Bar, back in 1954, there were about 250 barristers in the Republic, of whom about one-fifth were senior counsel, and t(...)

 Former crèche worker Luana Lucchesi leaving a hearing at the Employment Appeals Tribunal,  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A former crèche worker has denied verbally and physically abusing children in her care and said she felt her dismissal from the position in July 2013 (...)

Adults may feel that to admit to being bullied at work can be frowned upon and seen as a sign of weakness

Bullying is all too common in the workplace. While there is plenty of legislation to protect workers, many employees can nonetheless feel nervous abo(...)

RSA has confirmed that it has settled its legal dispute with former chief executive Philip Smith, who had been awarded €1.25 million last year by the Employment Appeals Tribunal relating to his departure from the company in controversial circumstances in late 2013.

Ireland’s largest insurance company RSA has confirmed that it has settled its legal dispute with former chief executive Philip Smith, who had been awa(...)

Philip Smith outside the Employment Appeals Tribunal last year: he was one of three executives suspended by RSA in Ireland in 2013.

Ireland’s biggest insurer, RSA, has reached an out-of-court settlement with its former chief executive Philip Smith relating to an appeal by the compa(...)

The B&Q workers had argued there was no unilateral right to change the pay of employees

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) was incorrect in its finding that the withholding of a bonus payment to several employees of B&Q Ireland due(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Tony O’Brien, director general of the HSE, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin have again clashed at Cabinet over funding for the heal(...)

The HSE is planning to appeal an Employment Appeals Tribunal  compensation award  to doctors for the failure of the HSE to pay higher salaries agreed under a revised contract seven years ago. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government could do a deal with doctors on compensation for failure by the State to pay them higher salaries agreed more than seven years ago, Mi(...)

Nearly 2,000 consultants are covered by a 2008 contract under which they agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice, weekend work and extended rosters. File photograph: Getty Images

Hospital consultants could be set to receive millions of euro in compensation over the HSE’s failure to pay higher salaries agreed more than seven yea(...)

The Irish arm of Tesco has been ordered to pay a former employee in one of its Co Wexford  €41,000 for unfair dismissal. Photograph: Getty

A long-serving Tesco worker sacked for eating a breakfast of eggs, beans, toast and sausages and not immediately paying, has been awarded €41,000 by a(...)