Richard Bruton  said that seeking to be a leader in responding to global warming was not ‘a statement of political bravado’. Photograph: Tom Honan

Hard choices are facing every sector of society if Ireland is to respond adequately to climate disruption and to honour its commitments to reduce carb(...)

Psychiatric Nurses Association has announced that its members will strike on three days next month and not be available for overtime on five days in the coming weeks. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nurses have again urged the Government to bring forward meaningful proposals to avert a series of planned strikes scheduled to start at the end of the(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), with members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Strikes by nurses appear set to go ahead from the end of the month after talks broke down on Friday without resolution. Negotiations between the Iris(...)

Chief executive of building materials group CRH Albert Manifold received €8.659m in total remuneration in 2017 including basic pay of €1.44m. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Chief executives at top Irish companies received total remuneration packages of more than €2.3 million on average in 2017, a new report drawn up by th(...)

The Ictu says labour costs in the Irish private sector are the second lowest among the group of 10 high-income EU countries with a population of more than 1 million. Photograph: Getty Images

Private sector workers in unionised companies should seek wage rises of at least 3.4 per cent next year, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has(...)

Employers will now have to give all staff a written contract within five days of starting work, outlining their main terms of work including their daily and weekly hours. Photograph: Getty Images

This year’s Christmas shopping season will be the last for zero-hour employment contracts, which became prevalent in the retail industry over the year(...)

Ictu has written to Minister for Education Joe McHugh seeking a meeting to raise concerns

Trade unions are seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister for Education to raise “grave concerns” over plans to give big business a greater say in (...)

Willie Noone of SIPTU said the workers saw what was coming as a consequence of climate change but the problem was that ‘this has been fast-tracked’. File photograph: Pat Sammon

Bord na Móna workers employed on bogs in the Midlands “are being treated abysmally” as their employer seeks to get out of peat production, a union rep(...)

Government plans for mandatory pensions are likely to disappoint, the Society of Actuaries has said.

Government plans for mandatory pensions are likely to disappoint, the Society of Actuaries has said. The low-risk default investment strategy “which (...)

Human rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey at the We Shall Overcome seminar in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexit is causing panic and fear in Northern Ireland, particularly among immigrants trying to figure out what EU laws will apply to them, veteran huma(...)

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