Last month the chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness raised concerns that a company known as Starline Management Consulting Ltd was paid €258,000 to fill the position of chief operations officer/deputy chief executive officer at the hospital group.

Talks are scheduled to get underway tomorrow at the Labour Relations Commission aimed at resolving a dispute over what staff at the Limerick group of(...)

 Irish Nurses and Midwives general secretary Liam Doran:  said the Government should also use talks with his union that are currently under way in the Labour Relations Commission to set out its proposals to reverse cuts imposed in the pay structure for nurses over recent years.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service would see their salaries increase from €116,000 to €175,000 in stages over a period o(...)

Bus Éireann routes earmarked to be put out to tender include commuter services from Dublin to Tullamore, Portlaoise and Kildare, as well as a number of routes in Waterford city.

The purpose of putting some bus routes currently operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann out to tender is to secure a better service for bus users a(...)

 Workers on strike at the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery buildings at Knockmitten Lane as replacement workers operate the waste collection trucks. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The trade union Unite has given €10,000 to support workers at the Greyhound waste recycling firm who have been on strike for more than a month.The wo(...)

Plans to put bus routes out to tender have been strongly opposed by the National Bus and Rail Union and Siptu. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A planned 90 -minute work stoppage and protest march by bus workers next Wednesday in protest at potential privatisation of some routes has been defer(...)

Greyhound workers Gordon Richardson, Donnacha O’Cinneide, Paul Stapleton, Joe Hall, Michael McNamara and James Simpson outside the company’s buildings at Clondalkin Industrial Estate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s largest trade union Siptu is considering asking all its members to boycott the Greyhound waste company.A dispute at the company was descri(...)

Apax Partners, CVC Capital Partners, and KKR are reported to be among the private equity groups that have been approached to form a consortium to acquire Eircom.

Eircom staff are in line for a 5 per cent pay increase over the next four years following a deal struck by the company and its unions. Bonuses and oth(...)

A planned strike by staff at South Dublin County Council has been averted following talks at the Labour Relations Commission. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

A planned strike tomorrow by staff at South Dublin County Council has been averted following talks at the Labour Relations Commission. Members of the (...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, announcing the Workplace Relations Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

After eight reports and almost a decade of discussion, a major overhaul of the State’s workplace relations bodies moved a step closer yesterday when t(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton speaking yesterday after Cabinet approval of the Workplace Relations Bill 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new industrial relations structure, under the remit of five existing State agencies merged into two, will be in place by the end of the year, follo(...)