Overall, Irish hourly labour costs showed a decline of 0.2 per cent compared with 2013,

  Labour costs in Ireland fell in 2014, new estimates from Eurostat have shown, making the country one of seven in the EU to show a downwa(...)

Dwyer has been considered by the Garda as a suspect for the 1999 stabbing and murder of Raonaid Murray (17) in Glenageary, south Dublin

Gardaí may question murderer Graham Dwyer about historical unsolved killings, rapes and missing person’s inquiries. Informed sources said while(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Dáil last week that the Government was committed to achieving compliance with the provisions of the directive. Photograph: The Irish Times

It will be 2017 at the earliest before most non-consultant hospital doctors see their working hours complying with limits set out in an EU directiv(...)

NDC chief Zoe Kavanagh: “How do you make sure that we have mechanisms in place to ensure that we are operating to the highest standards rather than depending on the weakest link?”

Food scares, price volatility and the power of supermarket chains are among the key challenges facing the dairy industry after the milk quota regime i(...)

Polish MEP and candidate for President of Poland Janusz Korwin-Mikke addressing supporters in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Candidate for the Polish presidency Janusz Korwin-Mikke used the soccer game as a chance to meet several hundred voters at a pre-match event in Ballsb(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly said: “Not only does Ireland now have a low-pay crisis – we also have a widening gap between wages at the bottom, which are falling, and those at the top which are rising.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The national minimum wage should be increased by €1 to €9.65, the trade union Unite has urged. It said an increase in the national minimum wage should(...)

The head of the company that owns the world’s largest trawler Annelies Ilena, formerly Atlantic Dawn, that his board is considering appealing a €105,000 fine imposed by an Irish court

The head of the company that owns the world’s largest trawler said on Sunday that his board is considering appealing a €105,000 fine imposed by an Iri(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will tell voters elsewhere in the UK that they should welcome the SNP’s hold on power in Westminster, “not fear it.” Photograph: PA

Scotland must be able to make its own decisions about taxation and spending to fend off plans by the Conservatives to cut £30 billion from public spen(...)

Dutch Supertrawler ‘Annelies Ilena’. It was among a fleet of Dutch vessels working some 100 nautical miles northwest of Tory Island when approached by a joint Naval Service/Sea Fisheries Protection Agency patrol on November 22nd, 2013.

The 922nd boarding by a Naval Service fishery patrol in 2013 could have been a routine affair, but for the vessel’s size and history.The 144-metre Dut(...)

The world’s largest trawler Annelies Ilena, formerly known as the Atlantic Dawn.  The trawler’s skipper has been convicted of breaching EU fishing regulations by Donegal Circuit Court.

The skipper of the world’s largest trawler has been convicted of breaching EU fishing regulations on board a vessel that’s half a metre longer than th(...)