World Health Organisation found  working 55 or more hours a week is associated with a 35 per cent higher risk of a stroke and a 17 per cent higher risk of dying from ischemic heart disease, compared to working 35-40 hours a week.

When Ruwan Subasinghe was a trainee lawyer in one of London’s big firms, he was so overworked that, on one occasion, he didn’t leave the office for th(...)

The study, conducted by Maynooth University’s law department, features interviews with 24 non-EEA male migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry. Photograph: Niall Duffy

More than half of non-European fishermen working on Irish vessels have reported being subjected to racist insults and verbal abuse, while a third say(...)

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 (...)

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