Most people are poorer because of the economic crash and the actions taken by government and private sector employers to bring their costs into line w(...)

 Delegates voting on a motion at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) annual conference in Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Garda sergeants and inspectors have said they could not consider any new pay deal under which any member of the Garda suffered a reduction in allowanc(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Radio listeners who tuned into RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking otherwise, but there is no history of bad blood b(...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

Most people don’t lodge their work-related employment claims immediately, but the clock starts ticking from the time of the incident, not when the complaint is made. Unless workers have a very good reason for a delay, six months is going to be a hard deadline in most cases

The creation of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has been called the biggest change to industrial relations and employment rights in 70(...)

“Introducing simpler and more cost-effective methods of enforcing awards must  be commended.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 which came into effect last month is intended to reform the employment law landscape in Ireland. Its aim is to delive(...)

Overcrowding at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin has led to patient safety and care being compromised on a ‘daily basis’, according to the INMO. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Nurses engaged in a work-to-rule at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) in Dublin have suspended industrial action to engage in fresh talks. In (...)

New talks aimed at averting planned industrial action on the country’s railways are to take place on Monday.

New talks aimed at averting planned industrial action on the country’s railways are to take place on Monday. The Workplace Relations Commission on Fr(...)

The NBRU has warned of potential industrial action at Dublin Bus in a dispute over pay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

With thousands of train passengers set to face disruption as a result of strike action in the weeks ahead, the prospect of industrial action has also (...)

Train drivers have already voted for industrial action. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

With thousands of train passengers set to face disruption as a result of strike action in the weeks ahead, the prospect of industrial action has also (...)