The annual May Day Parade organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. The parade was led by Patrick Tighe, Jerry Kennerk and Yvonne Clarke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An immediate increase of 28 per cent in rent supplement is required in order to prevent more families from becoming homeless, campaigner Fr Peter McV(...)

One of Tyrone farmer Colin Gibson’s sheep campaigns against a Brexit

The new president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union has said he has “huge concerns” over what might happen to the financial support packages Northern Irela(...)

“Domestic violence is a social crime,” said Lynn Boylan MEP. “It is our duty as a society to put in place every possible measure to help those who find themselves in such a terrible situation.”  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Paid leave should be introduced for victims of domestic violence, Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan has told the party’s ardfheis. She cited an Ictu (...)

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy with strategist and author Alastair Campbell  and Mary Rose Burke, Ibec director of strategy, international and corporate affairs. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland may have to review its own membership of the EU if Britain votes to leave, according to Ibec’s chief executive Danny McCoy. He said Ireland (...)

Ictu’s Patricia King Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

The head of Ireland’s largest trade union movement has called on companies to use increasing profit margins to rectify “wage stagnation and wage cuts”(...)

David Begg: ‘The trick is not letting everybody getting so dug-in that relations are destroyed or trust gone. There can be a lot of collateral damage’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) says the government being formed should focus on stabilising the cur(...)

Luas staff have said that increases set out in the Workplace Relations Commission were insufficient.

All Luas staff are to be served with protective notice with immediate effect by Transdev, the operator of the Dublin light rail service. The company (...)

The Teachers’s Union of Ireland (TUI) president Gerry Quinn. The union has warned of industrial action in the event of unilateral moves by the Government to merge institutes of technologies. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Teachers’s Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned of industrial action in the event of unilateral moves by the Government to merge institutes of techno(...)

Sixth-class pupils on the Luas. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

People who depend on public transport are unlikely to be in a reflective mood about the current Luas dispute and the historical parallels with events (...)

Public disillusionment with existing power structures was reflected in the outcome of the general election when Independent TDs and smaller groups mad(...)