Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ biennial conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that without tax reforms, lower income earners will increasingly have to pay more of their salaries at the highest tax(...)

Former president Mary Robinson speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ biennial conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, who has fled from Dubai to London, remains a friend of hers. Mrs Robinson said(...)

The €10.1 million package of measures will centre on increases in allowances paid to members of the Defence Forces rather than rises in core pay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is expected to announce a new review of pay for up to 2,500 members of the Defence Forces with specialist or technical skills. The mov(...)

Ictu president Sheila Nunan said lowering tax rates had superficial appeal for workers but was a deliberate sleight of hand. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Ireland’s trade unions are to press for European Union-wide legislation in a bid to overcome Irish laws that allow employers not to recognise unions i(...)

File image of an Air Corps helicopter  in Co Wicklow. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Cabinet will today consider proposals for a €10.1 million package of pay increases for members of the Defence Forces. Military service allowances(...)

The construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph:   The Irish Times.

Construction workers picketed the new National Children’s Hospital on Friday as part of a protest over alleged “bogus work practices” happening on the(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath pictured at the event in Dublin Castle

The Government is promising “ very limited firepower” to fight Brexit, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has claimed. Speaking at the Nat(...)

 Jeremy Hunt talking  with Chelsea Pensioners during a tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has called for a “technology-led solution” to keep the Border open after Brexit, promising that he will (...)

 Padraigín Ní Mhurchú: Stood up for the rights of the ordinary person.

Padraigín Ní Mhurchú Born: February 20th, 1949 Died: June 4th, 2019 Padraigín Ní Mhurchú was born into a Monaghan farming family in 1949. She sta(...)

 Labour Party leader  Jeremy Corbyn is welcomed to  Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin by  President Michael D Higgins.

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday morning for discussions about Brexit as part of a low-key visit to D(...)

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