Bus Éireann is seeking cost-reduction measures in an attempt to tackle losses of some €9.4 million annually. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been a breakthrough in talks on the implementation of new work rosters between Bus Éireann unions and management. Negotiations concerning (...)

Michael Colgan: several women who had made allegations against the Gate Theatre’s former director have expressed concern about who will see any submissions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Gate Theatre is offering confidential counselling to former employees who allege that they were sexually harassed or bullied by its former directo(...)

John Halligan: “There was no direction given but just gave us some advice. We are all in agreement that we should not travel.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed he will not pursue a planned trip to North Korea. Mr Halligan met with the Department of Foreign Affai(...)

The laudable resolve to combat sexual harassment and bullying will need quite a lot of detailed work to translate into practice

When the furore about sexual harassment has abated, I think one thing will have changed and one thing will not. What will have changed is that we will(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said: ‘Often the solutions for a school will be found in a local area with the local leaders, the teachers and principals’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Independent Alliance Minister John Halligan has “fallen from his own high standards” on the issue of workers’ rights, Minister for Education Richard B(...)

One former employee told The Irish Times Michael Colgan remarked he could ‘talk down to anyone with a womb,’ while another said he slapped her on the backside so hard it left a red mark. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Director of the Arts Council Orlaith McBride is urging the women who have made allegations against the artistic director of the Gate Theatre Micha(...)

Michael Colgan: “I already knew I was not politically correct”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The former artistic director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan has responded to allegations of abuse of power and inappropriate behaviour and apologi(...)

Minister of State John Halligan has said he asked a man who applied to be his private secretary if he had children during the interview process.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Minister of State John Halligan has said he asked a man who applied to be his private secretary if he had children during the interview process. The (...)

 Members of the Independent Alliance Seán Canney, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, Shane Ross and John Halligan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister of State Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has said it is time to move on from controversy surrounding a proposed trip by the Independent Alliance to North(...)

Everyday life in Government has proved difficult at times for the Independent Alliance and the past week, particularly the suggestion of a peace mission to North Korea, damaged and exposed the dividing line in the group. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There have been rows about constituency projects and controversial policy positions, but the past week has done the most damage to the Independent Al(...)

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