Up to 300 staff and students attended the  SolidariTEA support event for four academics pursuing legal action over lack of promotion at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The chair of NUI Galway women’s staff network has called on the outgoing university president to resolve the situation of four academics taking legal (...)

The agreement includes compensation of an undisclosed sum.

One of five female academics who initiated action against NUI Galway over lack of promotion has reached an agreement after an initial Labour Court hea(...)

The SFA said complaints from employees after Christmas parties are not uncommon. Photograph: iStock

Ever wake up in a cold sweat, desperately trying to remember what you might have said or done at your Christmas party? Whether it’s airing some ill-(...)

Dublin Bus workers on the picket line at Donnybrook bus depot. WRC director general Oonagh Buckley said while there had been “an uptick in the levels of industrial action”, this was coming from “an extraordinarily low base”.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

People should not be frightened that the country is going back to a 1970s-style era of strikes, the new head of the Workplace Relations Commission ha(...)

First-year students gather in the quad at NUI Galway for a group photograph, in a new tradition for the college. Photograph: Patrick Heneghan, NUIG

Universities are “not Premier League football clubs, who invest in star players to deliver a ‘quick bounce’ ”. When NUI Galway president Dr Jim Bro(...)

The Equality Tribunal found in 2014 that NUIG lecturer, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, was discriminated against on grounds of gender. File  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

A judge has granted an application by National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) for a trial of preliminary legal issues before a full hearing of ac(...)

Four female lecturers at National University of Ireland Galway have sued the college at the High Court alleging gender discrimination in a competition(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington: “This case was never just about me.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Are women in academia about to get a fair crack of the whip? Today, a national review of gender equality in Ireland’s third-level institutions, chair(...)

Third-level institutions will be required to ensure more women are promoted to senior academic posts as part of a major report on gender equality to (...)

Child benefit would no longer be paid automatically to mothers rather than fathers under changes being considered by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Getty Images

Child benefit would no longer be paid automatically to mothers rather than fathers under changes being considered by Minister for Social Protection Le(...)

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