A car carrying Tánaiste Joan Burton is seen surrounded by protestors in Tallaght last weekend.

A woman who works with Tánaiste Joan Burton was “badly kicked and beaten” by anti-water charge protesters last weekend, the general secretary of the I(...)

Addressing the TEEU conference, Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton said the issue of public service pay was a matter for Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the country’s largest trade unions is to seek pay rises of 5 per cent for its 40,000 members across the public and private sectors.The Technica(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has called on the Government to “stop the madness” in its policies and care for people in the community rather than being so reliant on hospital care

The Government’s plan to introduce free GP care for under-6s next year is in jeopardy after one of the GP organisations called for its postponement.D(...)

The National Association of GPs is to team up with a small Cork-based trade union in order to gain access to a negotiating licence for its members. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Family doctors have called on the Government to postpone the proposal to extend free GP care to under-6s next year.Delegates at the annual conference (...)

Head of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey has said competition between companies on the basis of labour costs in some parts of the economy was “inimical” to harmonious industrial relations.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Striking down of wage-setting mechanisms that set a floor on terms and conditions for tens of thousands of workers in particular sectors has led to an(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

Domestic violence services answered over 46,100 helpline calls last year or about one call every 12 minutes, according to statistics released today by Safe Ireland. File photograph. 2:39

Domestic violence services answered over 46,100 helpline calls last year or about one call every 12 minutes, according to statistics released today by(...)

In an article published in Siptu newspaper Liberty,  Jack O’Connor said the Government needed to invest in a proper water supply while retaining it under public ownership and control.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government could have defused widespread public anger over water charges by proposing a more far-reaching tax credit in the recent budget, Siptu p(...)

The Garda Representative Association,  the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and the two organisations representing superintendents and chief superintendents had sued the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A legal action aimed at exempting gardaí from regulations introducing reduced sick pay entitlements in the public service has failed at the High Court(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  said there was no provision in Budget 2015 to meet any rise in public service salaries.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be no pay increases for staff in the public service next year, with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin saying any pa(...)