The vessel Rhosus. According to Lebanese  reports, officials are investigating whether the  recent major blast in Beirut was caused by  ammonium-nitrate that allegedly originated from the  vessel.  Photograph: EPA/Tony Vrailas

Hidden behind the tragedy of Tuesday’s deadly explosion in Beirut is the more pervasive travesty of the abandonment of ships, seafarers and cargo, and(...)

Major car makers are chasing a purported €300-billion pot of autonomous gold, the predicted level of cash to be made from autonomous car services by 2030.

I’m not a Luddite. I would not have been among the angry mob throwing their wooden shoes (known as sabos, hence saboteurs) into the workings of weavi(...)

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has failed to get injunctions against the State over a work permit scheme which it alleges allows migrant fishermen to be exploited and trafficked.

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has failed to get injunctions against the State over a work permit scheme which it alleges allows(...)

The court heard the fishermen said they were often asked to sign documents that contained false information, hide fish that exceeded the boat’s fishing quotas and given more dangerous work than their EU crewmates.

Migrant fisherman working on Irish registered trawlers claim their working conditions are akin to “modern slavery”, the High Court has heard. The fis(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  at the airline’s agm on  September 20th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Within hours of warning shareholders this week that profits would fall below what they were expecting, Ryanair was advertising 25 per cent off flights(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary

Ryanair cancelled more flights than the 190 originally planned in Europe on Friday as German pilots joined cabin crew strikes in six countries. Crew (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The increasing number of issues faced and insufficient response by the airline put its reputation at stake, investor adviser Pirc said. Photograph: Tomasz Gzell/EPA

Ryanair shareholders should oust chief executive Michael O’Leary at the airline’s annual general meeting (agm) this month, an investment adviser has (...)

Around 100 members of Ryanair’s 350 Irish-based pilots have been in dispute with the company over base transfers, promotions, leave and other issues since early July. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ryanair may reverse a decision to move aircraft from Dublin this winter with the possible loss or transfer of 300 jobs after Irish-based pilots voted (...)

Forsa official Ashley Connolly said that the cabin crew agreement marked a milestone in the development of collective bargaining at the airline. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Fórsa will be the only trade union to represent Ryanair’s 200 or so directly-employed Irish-based cabin crew following a deal struck between the pair.(...)

Ryanair said on Thursday that it has cancelled 20 of 300 flights scheduled for Friday August 3rd as a result of the strike. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A fourth one-day pilots’ strike at Ryanair next week will hit 3,500 of the airline’s passengers, the company has confirmed. Around 100 members of the(...)

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