Workers protesting outside St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra, Dublin, this morning. Photograph: Construction Group of Unions

Construction and trade workers will protest outside the Department of Education today over pay and employment rights on school building projects. It i(...)

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(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to contact the National Employment Rights Authority about a dispute at Greyhound waste-management company as Indepen(...)

Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey: rigours demanded of pension funds in the current economic climate and investment environment “have made this area very difficult to address through normal industrial relations channels. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Labour Relations Commission has been involved in dealing with almost 40 disputes over pensions in the last two years, its chief executive Kieran M(...)

No bundling small children out of the house early in the morning – for many in-house childcare is the best solution

No bundling small children out of the house early in the morning; no breakneck dash to the crèche before it closes; no pretending children are well wh(...)

Donal Ryan:  “People were ringing and I had nothing to say at all because it didn’t sink in for a good while.” Photograph: Matthew Thompson

A debut novelist rejected by publishers 47 times has described how he was “literally speechless” when he found out he had been longlisted for the wor(...)