Breege O’Donoghue, outside Penneys, Mary Street, Dublin. ‘I couldn’t contemplate retiring. I love what I’m doing and I’m in love with Primark.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Where might most of us be when we are about to turn 71? Playing golf, perhaps, if we’re lucky enough to still have good health. Or maybe enjoying time(...)

Primark executive director Breege O’Donoghue: ‘It is important that all members of staff are able to plan their hours.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Breege O’Donoghue, executive director of Primark/Penneys and the chair of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), has criticised low-hour employment(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said the seven days of strike action planned by bus drivers’ unions next month was “disproportionate and unprecedented”. He was speaking during the announcement of the 10 millionth journey on a Dublin Bikes scheme bicycle. 1:21

The seven days of strike action planned by bus drivers’ unions next month has been described as “disproportionate and unprecedented” by Minister for T(...)

Ten nurses  refused to take up duty in University College Hospital Galway’s acute psychiatric unit early on Wednesday morning in protest over inadequate staffing. File photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Psychiatric nurses at University College Hospital Galway (UCHG) have agreed to return to duty following an intervention by the Labour Relations Commis(...)

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has proposed that the terms and conditions of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann staff who had to transfer to private operators under proposed reforms should be guaranteed.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has proposed that the existing terms and conditions could be retained by any Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann staff w(...)

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are planning strikes next month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said the planned seven days of strikes at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann next month would cause grave diffi(...)

On average Dublin Bus carries 410,000 passengers on a Friday and approximately 253,000 on a Saturday

Who will be affected if the strikes go ahead? The likelihood is that all Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services nationwide will come to a halt on 7 (...)

The drivers are to hold work stoppages on Friday, 1st May, Saturday 2nd May, Friday, 15th May and Saturday, 16th May.

Hundreds of thousands of bus passengers face massive transport disruption in the weeks ahead with drivers at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann planning to st(...)

The NBRU has written to the Minister for Transport and said it will not negotiate the transfer of any of its members in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann to private operators regardless of commitments or assurances provided in relation to terms and conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said it will not negotiate the transfer of any of its members in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann to private oper(...)

Bus services operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann set to be disrupted on Friday May 1st.

Bus services operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are set to be disrupted on Friday, May 1st as staff stage protests against the potential privatisa(...)