Average weekly earnings were €761.65 in the fourth quarter of last year

Irish wage growth is storming ahead. By any standards – historical, relative to the rest of Europe or compared to the general rise in prices – wage gr(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson arriving  for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street. Photograph:   EPA/Will Oliver

British and European business and union leaders have joined forces to call for urgent progress in the Brexit negotiations to agree on regulatory align(...)

Micheal O Conchuir, Sinead Tiernan, Eabha, Ciara and Orla. Tiernan, from Castlebar, Co Mayo, works for the European trade union movement in Brussels

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Sinead Tiernan from Cas(...)

“This crisis will be resolved only when the State once again assumes responsibility for social housing provision. That is not a job for the market.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Europe is home to some of the most equal societies in the world, the OECD recently informed us. That’s the good news. But that happy statistic hides (...)

Workers march at an ICTU-organised anti-austerity march in Dublin. European trade unions want a major investment programme to restore growth and create jobs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The citizens of Europe have been subjected to a massive fraud. From the outset of the crisis – first manifested in countries like Ireland, in 2008 – t(...)