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(...)

Military personnel are barred from joining a union or going on strike. Pdforra wants to join the Irish Congress of Trade Unions  and participate in collective bargaining

Conor Lally In Sligo Rank and file Defence Forces personnel are to take a case to Europe seeking trade union-style rights following a successful acti(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says: “Familiesnow have different expectations.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fathers should have the right to two weeks of paid leave following the birth of their child, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. (...)

David Begg, general secretary of ICTU, warned that years of pent up pressure on incomes could lead to a wage explosion in the next few years.

There is no prospect of social partnership being revived as the economy continues its recovery, according to the leaders of employers group Ibec and (...)

David Begg, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire.Mr Begg told the executive council of Congress today that he would(...)

Protestors calling for an end to violence in Gaza marched from The Spire on O’Connell Street in  Dublin to the Israeli Embassy today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Thousands of people marched from Dublin city centre to the Israeli Embassy today, to call for “freedom and justice in Palestine”.A Garda at the march,(...)

Fr Patrick Devine with executive director of the Kennedy Institute  Peter Cassells.

The Edward M Kennedy Institute in Maynooth has agreed a partnership with the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (SCCRR) in Kenya(...)