Representatives of the National Bus and Rail Union (NRBU), SIPTU and Irish Rail attended exploratory talks this afternoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photography

Exploratory talks involving Irish rail management and unions have concluded for the weekend but will resume on Monday.The Labour Relations Commission (...)

Karen Greene dressed as ‘The Earl of Bellamont’ from a painting by Joshua Reynolds (left) in the National Gallery of Ireland, ahead of Culture Night last year. Attendant staff at the gallery are planning to hold a one-day strike this Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Attendant staff at the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) are planning a one-day strike this Thursday protesting over issues concerning annual leave. S(...)

Mount Carmel Hospital, Churchtown, Dublin where a joint provisional liquidator has been appointed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Unions representing staff at Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin are due to meet with the liquidator tomorrow for an update on the winding down of the hos(...)

Home help services provided directly by the HSE or by voluntary or private service providers are subject to guidelines.  Photograph: Alan Betson

If minimum international best standards for home help and homecare services were introduced immediately, some providers would have difficulty meeting(...)