The  Clerys department store on   O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A new investigation has begun into the closure and sale of Clerys department store in Dublin last year which led to the immediate sacking of 460 staff(...)

A county council has been ordered to pay €50,000 to a woman after it failed to renew her contract when she notified it that she was pregnant.  File photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

A county council has been ordered to pay €50,000 to a woman after it failed to renew her contract when she notified it that she was pregnant. The W(...)

Dublin Bus said it was engaged in a process with trade unions at the Workplace Relations Commission. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin Bus is understood to have offered staff pay increases of about 6 per cent over four years. However, informed sources said on Tuesday night the(...)

Strike action is currently planned for the following dates: Thursday, April 28th; Wednesday, May 4th; Friday, May 13th; Friday, May 20th; Thursday, May 26th (Four hour work stoppage from 3pm–7pm); and Friday, May 27th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Talks are expected to take place on Wednesday between Luas drivers and management at Transdev, the operator of the Dublin light rail system, in anothe(...)

Tesco workers show solidarity at the Mandate Trade Union Conference in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

If Tesco workers fail in their battle to protect pay and conditions, the “negative ripple effect” for all private sector workers would be “significant(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue  said he hoped that Siptu would respond to Transdev and that further channels will be opened where the dispute can be resolved. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Siptu has warned Luas operator Transdev that it will “not be found wanting to take steps to defends its members”, if the company imposes pay cuts or (...)

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 (...)

Bill Roche: ‘For several decades industrial conflict in Ireland has been migrating from the private to the public sectors – a trend also evident in many other developed countries.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At issue in the Luas dispute and the recent row between Kieran Mulvey and Jack O’Connor is the continuing disruption of a vital public service in the (...)

 Former workers at Clerys  protest outside the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Kildare street, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Transactions such as those preceding the sudden closure of Dublin department store Clerys last year should be made illegal, a new report to Government(...)

The dispute centres on a Labour Court recommendation which dates from April last year. Under the agreement staff would receive a two per cent increase in pay. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Tesco stores could be forced to close if a full work stoppage goes ahead the trade union Mandate has warned. On Tuesday the union will begin balloti(...)