The seemingly endless increases in house prices of recent times will have concerned many homeowners ahead of a review of house valuations in November 2019 for the local property tax. Photograph: iStock

A deluge of property news this week laid bare the challenges facing the State, with firms being driven out of Dublin, planning difficulties, (...)

 FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon: doubled her pay packet to just under €900,000. Yet FBD’s share price only rose by 4.4 per cent over the period for which that pay packet applied.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The infamous, so-called L’Oréal Defence – “because we’re worth it” – is routinely deployed by everybody from company chief executives to nurses and te(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: he  is the highest paid executive among Irish listed companies

A trade union study of executive salaries says the gap between the pay packets of chief executives and those of average workers is widening in most ma(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

Emily Logan,  chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission:  the commission will discuss concerns among civil society groups about Ireland’s electoral funding laws.  Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

Foreign donations from legitimate organisations to Irish human rights campaigning groups should not necessarily have to be returned, Emily Logan, the (...)

Jack O’Connor: Will put his name forward at a Labour selection convention in Wicklow

Jack O’Connor stepped down as Siptu president on Thursday. One of the most recognisable faces of the union movement in Ireland, Mr O’Connor served t(...)

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Trade unions representing workers in the private sector are to seek basic pay increases of just over 3 per cent next year and to look for additional p(...)

The Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the new legislation would significantly improve the employment protections for people  in less secure arrangements. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to ban zero-hours contracts in most circumstances and strengthen rights for workers on insecure contracts and those working variable(...)

The problems faced by people in precarious or insecure work deserve serious attention from Government. Apart from the obvious issue of job security, t(...)

Ibec director of employer relations Maeve McElwee said the body disputes the statement from ICTU.

Business lobby group Ibec has rejected an assertion from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions that there has been “alarming growth” in precarious work i(...)

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