Fórsa’s local government national secretary Peter Nolan said the decision to vote for industrial action followed a move by management to withdraw from Labour Court proceedings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 9,000 local authority staff, who are members of the Fórsa trade union, are to ballot for strike action in pursuit of a job evaluation system for(...)

Mystery blue balls wash up on Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Bolger

Marine scientists are to begin investigating mysterious blue balls that have been washing up on Dublin beaches as efforts continue to find out where t(...)

The fierce debate raging about the future of the Poolbeg chimneys makes the relative silence about the toxic waste swirling beneath all the more startling. Photograph: iStock

The attitude of Dubliners to the Poolbeg chimneys has always puzzled me. The 1970s industrial behemoths are regarded with a fiercely defensive, roman(...)

The union said that scores of delegates made clear they would not accept any move by the Government to force them to join Irish Water.

Local authority workers across the country, who are members of Siptu, have warned the Government they are “fully prepared to take swift and immediate (...)

The Government  paper sets   out a plan for Irish Water to separate from the Ervia Group in 2023.

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, has told the Government that its members working in local authorities will not be forced to move to Irish Wa(...)