The plan would see legislative reforms introduced over the medium term. Photograph: iStock

The Government is to introduce new legislative reforms over the medium term to enhance the rights of employees facing collective redundancies followin(...)

Technicians belonging to the Independent Workers’ Union on strike outside the ESB South Lotts depot in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The ESB is in a bit of a bind over the current dispute, which saw several hundred network technicians take to the picket lines on Friday. A further t(...)

The company has said it is putting contingency arrangements in place ahead of the scheduled work stoppage. Photograph: iStock

ESB Networks has said it intends to take legal action in relation to a dispute involving network technicians who are staging a 24-hour strike today. (...)

Mater Hospital chairman David Begg said that his age and underlying health conditions put him in a very vulnerable category. Photograph: Frank Miller

Mater Hospital chairman David Begg said he received a Covid-19 vaccine from the hospital in the “very early stages” of the vaccination rollout but tha(...)

The general secretary of the ASTI says: ‘The system must be provided with the additional funding, resources and staffing to support young people in education recovery.’ Photograph: iStock

There can be no cutbacks introduced by Government when the current Covid-19 pandemic is over, second level teachers have insisted. The general secret(...)

ICTU general secretary Patricia King said on Monday the union was “fully committed to ensuring workers’ hard-won rights are preserved when working remotely, that protections are fit for purpose and that the post Covid-19 world of remote working does not lead to greater work precarity and casualisation”. File photograph: iStock

Remote working has the potential to be a “win-win“ for rural communities and workers’ quality of life, trade unions have said. However, the Irish Con(...)

Sam McAughtry: Born in Belfast on March 24th, 1921, just weeks before the Government of Ireland Act introduced partition, he lived for most of the divided century that followed.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The writer and broadcaster Sam McAughtry, formerly of this parish among others, would have been 100 on Wednesday. Born in Belfast on March 24th, 1921,(...)

Climate scientists, experts and industry have been asked to share their data-based technical proposals to support development of the plan. Photograph: iStock

Following publication of the Climate Bill by the Government, a series of actions have been triggered to enable the country’s first five-year carbon bu(...)

The  ASTI says it has received euro280,000 from rival TUI in compensation as a settlement to a dispute over “poaching” of members. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) says it has received €280,000 from the rival Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) in compensation as (...)

 The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment  said that 28 inspections or 46 per cent had detected breaches of employment law to some extent. File photograph: Dave Sleator

Nearly half of all inspections of meat processing plants over recent years detected breaches of employment law to some extent, the Department of Enter(...)

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