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Pilots at Ryanair are campaigning for a new collective bargaining system to replace the employee representative councils that negotiate for staff. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Ryanair passengers could face considerable disruption over the Christmas period if strike action goes ahead after a ballot of some of its pilots resul(...)

Biscotti: one of Italy’s often overlooked treasures

We’re all experts on Italian ice-creams and gelato these days but 30 years ago our knowledge of Italian fare didn’t stretch further than our annual Co(...)

The Irish phrase in the ‘Our Father’ translates as “don’t allow us into temptation”, rather than the “lead us not into temptation” of the English version.  Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Pope Francis has called for the wording of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed because it implies God “induces temptation”. He said the wording of the pr(...)

Members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association who work for Ryanair are understood to be voting on a ballot for industrial action up to an including strike. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Ryanair pilots are voting on proposals that could lead to strike or some other form of industrial action. Pilots at the airline are campaigning for a(...)

REA Seamus Carthy is seeking €175,000 for this traditional-style four-bedroom house with outbuildings and 0.7 acres of land in Castleplunkett, Co Roscommon.

France Poitou-Charentes This house is in a hamlet just over 3km from Blanzay village in the Vienne region. Surrounded by a garden wit(...)

A family in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Anthi Pazianouanthi/Getty Images

A lesson for today: in 1716 the Turks controlled most of the Balkans, including the Greek mainland, but they had failed to capture Corfu and the othe(...)

Ryanair has been left vulnerable after a staffing mix-up required it to squeeze six months of pilot leave into half that time. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Ryanair faces its first-ever strike as crews in Italy prepare to walk out as part of a push toward unionisation. Pilots and flight attendants plan to(...)

United Oil & Gas has drilled its well on the Selva Gas field in Italy with the results indicating a “thick gas-bearing reservoir”. Photograph: iStock

An energy company led by former Tullow Oil executives has recorded “positive results” after drilling one of its wells in Italy. United Oil & Gas(...)

DUP deputy leader  Nigel Dodds delivering  a statement outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Westminster woke up on Tuesday to find that a promise to ensure the continuation of regulatory alignment between the two parts of Ireland had expanded(...)

The CSO said the number of workers classified as unemployed was 138,100 in November, down from 141,500 the previous month. Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic’s unemployment rate is still falling but the official rate for November has been revised up to 6.1 per cent following the Central Statist(...)

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