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Pfizer  accepted a request by the Workplace Relations Commission not to take any immediate action in relation to pension changes for some 900 workers. Photograph: iStock

Talks aimed at averting planned strikes by staff at the Pfizer pharmaceutical plants in Ringaskiddy and Little Island in Cork over proposed pension ch(...)

Trade union Siptu has deferred strike action by some 400 members at pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer after both sides agreed to attend a meeting at the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Trade union Siptu has deferred strike action by some 400 members at pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer after both sides agreed to attend a meeting at the Wo(...)

Zsuzsanna Bothné Rékai from Hungary: “It was difficult at the start because there were only about 10 Hungarians living in Cork at the time.” Photograph: Alan Betson

In February 2004, when Zsuzsanna Bothné Rékai’s son Mark was born, he immediately became an Irish citizen. Had he been born four months later, Mark wo(...)

Siptu said there would be an indefinite overtime ban from February 16th in Pfizer’s plants in Ringaskiddy and Little Island in Cork. Photograph:  Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Staff at the Pfizer pharmaceutical plants in Ringaskiddy and Little Island in Cork who are represented by the trade union Siptu are to go on strike in(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland and the EU had been united throughout the process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney has predicted that the European Parliament will not ratify a withdrawal agreement without a b(...)

Cllr Mick Finn said the ‘green light’ from both the Dáil and Seanad will accelerate a transition process  between  city and county councils

The passage of legislation through the Seanad and the Dáil extending the boundary of Cork city has been welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Cork M(...)

Magical Woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Magical Woodland Christmas The woodlands of Castlecomer Discovery Park in Co Kilkenny have been transformed into a magical, Christmas wonderland with(...)

German-listed Henkel is investing up to €18 million expanding its 3D printing research and development (R&D) capabilities as it opens a new hub in Tallaght, Dublin.  Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

Chemical and consumer goods giant Henkel will spend up to €18 million expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities as it opens a new (...)

From left, Clodagh Kane (12), Swords, Co Dublin; Conor O’Brien (12), Clarehall, Dublin, and Dr Phillip Kieran from RTÉ One’s ‘You Should Really See A Doctor’ at the launch of Irish Life Health’s “Not Just for Girls” HPV-awareness campaign. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80 per cent) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals 95 per cent of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus is. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

1) National Water Safety Awareness week continues until June 24th. Irish Water Safety and the babies and toddler swim school, Water Babies, will host (...)

Cork’s Conor Lehane at last year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final, against Waterford at Croke Park, Dublin  13/8/2017Cork vs WaterfordCork’s Conor LehaneMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The change to the championship format will place new demands on players this summer, but, as Cork forward Conor Lehane points out, they had to beat th(...)

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