“If we achieve the predicted return to economic progress in Ireland and elsewhere, it is reasonable to predict that our finest researchers will avail of the opportunity to emigrate to where their work is more valued. The damage to our research programmes will be immense.” Photograph: Getty Images

While research faces significant obstacles in Europe, Ireland’s national research policy is facing an even more alarming crisis as it continues to ign(...)

Siptu said that a re-configuration of services at the Central Mental Hospital had led to an erosion of workers’ terms and conditions.

About 100 staff in the Central Mental Hospital who are members of the trade union Siptu are to share a compensation package of more than €2 million fo(...)

An oversight group for the Haddington Road Agreement has intervened in a bid to avert planned industrial action by prison officers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Moves are underway aimed at averting forthcoming industrial action in the State’s prisons.The National Oversight Group of the Haddington Road Agreemen(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, said the Labour Court had told Patrick  Mulholland he could issue a summons to compel the attendance of a member of Greenstar management to give evidence in relation to pay rates, but that this option was not pursued. File photograph: Collins Courts

A truck driver employed by a recruitment agency who claimed he was paid lower rates by waste company Greenstar Ltd than drivers directly employed by t(...)

Last week, Mandate said 67 per cent of its members at Dunnes Stores voted in favour of industrial action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 5,000 staff at Dunnes Stores who are members of the Mandate trade union are to stage a one-day strike on Thursday, April 2nd next.The planned st(...)

Mandate has said 67%of its members at Dunnes Stores voted in favour of industrial action.

Staff at the retailer Dunnes Stores have voted to undertake industrial action in a dispute over pay, contracts and representation rights.The trade uni(...)

A dispute over cost-saving plans at Dublin Bus led to a three-day strike at the company in August 2013

Cuts to terms and conditions for staff at Dublin Bus are to be reversed much earlier than anticipated.The controversial 19-month cost-saving plan was (...)

Pádraig Ó Ríordáin: the panel was clarifying a number of issues with the union Siptu and  Ictu. Photograph: MacInnes

Actuaries hired by trade unions representing past and present airport workers appear to back calculations used by the company to arrive at the figure(...)

Retailer Dunnes Stores has said it has a constitutional right not to engage directly with trade unions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Retailer Dunnes Stores has said it has a constitutional right not to engage directly with trade unions. It has accused the trade union Mandate of seek(...)

Chef Dylan McGrath pictured in 2010 in his  restaurant Rustic Stone in South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A court has granted a former chef de partie at celebrity chef Dylan McGrath’s Rustic Stone restaurant judgment for unpaid working hours against his fo(...)