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The historic Westport House hotel.

Summer time and the living is easy, and easier still if you can raid the piggy bank and head off for some well earned rest and relaxation. If you’ve (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

 A legal action may be mounted by Fine Gael challenging the result of the local elections in Sligo. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A legal action may be mounted by Fine Gael challenging the result of the local elections in Sligo, where the party has made a complaint to gardaí abou(...)

Fórsa assistant general secretary Ashley Connolly says that, if left unchecked, the development of app-controlled piecework will be bad for the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Technological advances run the risk of turning employment in some areas into “high-tech sweatshops”, the trade union Fórsa has warned. The largest t(...)

Barrister Ray Motherway told Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke   that baby David had been born on September 6th, 2012, in Sligo University Hospital and had died  15 days later

A grieving mother, who lost her baby son 15 days after his birth in Sligo University Hospital almost seven years ago, has told a court she and her par(...)

Kevin Callinan told Fórsa’s services and enterprises conference in Sligo on Thursday a key part of the vision for social Europe was effective social dialogue involving trade unions, employers and the GovernmentFile photograph: Laura Hutton

Industry Correspondent Trade unions are seeking the opportunity to influence Government policy on a range of areas rather than just be consulted, t(...)

The conference passed a motion calling on the union, in the wake of the concessions secured by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation in its recent dispute, to pursue a claim for a similar deal.

Health service staff are seeking pay rises on foot of the Government’s recent deal with nurses and are also to look for a shorter working week. Deleg(...)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology: In an email to staff on Tuesday, GMIT chairman Cormac MacDonncha said he had accepted Dr Barry’s resignation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has confirmed that its president Dr Fergal Barry has resigned. The move follows what sources in the instit(...)

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

For many parents, choosing a summer camp, or two – or perhaps as many as eight – is an annual and often expensive task. All summer long, The (...)

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