A proposed new EU/US trade deal could allow American multinationals to sue a future Government for loss of profits if it raised the minimum wage, ICTU president David Begg (above) has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A proposed new EU-US trade deal could allow American multinationals to sue a future Government for loss of profits if it raised the minimum wage, one (...)

Iarnród Éireann described the savings required on its payroll costs as “critical” and said that if the engagement with trade unions next week failed to achieve progress, it would then move to implement the Labour Court recommendation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Iarnród Éireann has warned staff that it will unilaterally introduce a controversial cost-saving plan including pay cuts if there is no agreement on c(...)

 TUI members protesting outside the Fine Gael ard fheis in Dublin last year. The union’s president Gerard Craughwell has said it would vote against the Croke Park proposals at the meeting of the public services committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI ) have voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposed new Croke Park agreement. The union said(...)