Electrical contractors argue the sectoral employment order is ‘unsustainable’ for consumers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Small- to medium-sized employers providing electrical contracting services were “thrown under the bus” as a result of a ministerial order setting mini(...)

Mr Justice Garrett Simons found the Minister had acted outside her powers in purporting to make the sectoral employment order

The High Court has struck down a law providing for certain minimum pay and entitlements for electricians. Smaller electrical contractors had brought (...)

Cranes at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin: Unions representing 50,000 construction workers  sought increases of 10 per cent over the old registered employment agreement rates under the new agreements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minimum hourly rates for up to 50,000 workers across the construction industry could rise by close to 10 per cent. A number of highly placed sources (...)