INMO members on the picket line outside St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The nurses’ pay dispute has focused attention again on the unwinding of public sector pay cuts introduced during the economic crisis. Much of this p(...)

The Government has suggested capping annual fees for pension management  at 0.5 per cent, so someone with a fund worth €1,000 would pay charges of €5 a year.

The Government’s new auto-enrolment scheme could undermine the existing private pensions system, as its proposal to offer tax relief of 25 per cent is(...)

Graduates are voting with their feet and changing career because of the disparity in pay between teachers who qualified before 2010, TUI says. Photograph: iStock

The president of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) said if it was possible to sort out the nurses pay dispute then it should be possible to address (...)

Phil Ni Sheaghdha INMO general secretary at a hearing in relation to the nurses dispute over pay and recruitment at the Labour Court, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been no immediate drive by public service groups for additional pay deals similar to that secured by nurses on Monday after their recent str(...)

Nurses pictured on the picket line outside St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday as part of a dispute over pay. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected calls for an independent review of striking nurses’ pay claim but said the Government does not intend to withhold (...)

RTÉ last year agreed to review the employment status of 106 contractors after an independent report.

Talks with State broadcaster RTÉ in relation to the employment status of more than 100 of its contractors have been “tortuous and extremely difficult”(...)

Bogus self-employment occurs when workers who should be classified as employees are marked as self-employed, which can lead to benefits for employers who otherwise would have to pay PRSI and sick pay. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Almost one-quarter of workers in the construction sector are self-employed, raising the risk of bogus employment practices in the trade, union leaders(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting outside Leinster House in the past. File photograph: Eric Luke

The planned national strike by nearly 40,000 is set to go ahead on Wednesday after the Labour Court decided not to intervene formally in the dispute. (...)

Tom Johnson was the leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1927 and the leader of the opposition in the absence of anti-Treaty politicians between 1922 and 1927

The Democratic Programme, one of four seminal documents adopted by the first Dáil, set out the vision for a new Republic upon which the War of Indepen(...)

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(...)

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