Leo Varadkar, who will be asked to debate the issue. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour Senator John Kelly has said he may not run for the party in the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection unless the Government considers the “feasib(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

 Jan O’Sullivan:   nearly 2,000 units will be “returned to beneficial use”.

The majority of all long-term vacant council houses will be available for use within a year, Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan has said.Ann(...)

The disagreement stems from council management’s decision to cut the pay of 13 employees, with a further 150 pay reductions also in the offing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Talks between management and South Dublin County Council workers are set to get under way today as workers begin the first of a two-day strike action(...)

Fines were imposed for breaches of the dogs acts ranging from not having a dog licence to not having a dog under proper control.

Wardens issued more fines last year than in the past decade to dog owners who broke the law. However, despite the increase in enforcement, there wa(...)

Minister for Housing  Jan O Sullivan: HAP system to have route to apply for other social housing options. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The next focus in the fight against the new Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) will be in the six local authorities in which it is being piloted, one o(...)

 Amy Roche  near Focus Ireland HQ, Christchurch, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Amy Roche (19), from Clondalkin, Dublin, left State care in December 2012. She has been in and out of emergency accommodation since, some of it meant (...)

Workers from South Dublin County Council will go on strike for two days later this month as the dispute over pay cuts intensifies at the local auth(...)

Brendan McDonagh: “We are in discussion with the Housing Agency and local authorities. Because of the crisis they are looking at revising their guidelines.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 500 apartments, due to become available in the Tallaght area of Dublin in the autumn, may be offered to people on social housing waiting lists (...)