Almost 200 cases of were uncovered in the construction industry.   Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

State authorities have expressed concern at evidence of bogus self-employment and contracting work which may be depriving the Government of tax revenu(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Joint Garda/social welfare checkpoint on Mallow to Cork road. Twenty members of the force joined the national unit earlier this year and are able to use their powers of arrest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s shortly after 9am and the benefit fraud team spots two builders working on the roof of a house in a suburban housing estate. “I’ve a funny feelin(...)

Ger Deering was the first commissioner for taxi regulation Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former taxi regulator Ger Deering has been appointed as financial services ombudsman, replacing Bill Prasifka, who has completed a five-year term in t(...)

Patricia King  has been appointed as the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: The Irish Times/Frank Miller

Siptu vice president Patricia King is to be the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), the umbrella body for the trade un(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal offices at Davitt House on Adelaide Road in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

It will be farewell to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in the new year, when it is subsumed into the new Workplace Relations Commission, whose h(...)

New legislation on the employment law framework seeks to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and simplify a process of referral

Last month, details of the conditions endured by three Filipina maids at the residence of the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates made national h(...)

Clare Daly: said an employee taken on by Hertz car hire was paid “the princely sum of €2.46 per hour for a period of months on the promise of a permanent position’’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A total of €637,000 had been recovered in unpaid wages by the National Employment Rights Authority (Nera) up to the end of last month, Minister of Sta(...)

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(...)