Eir this month announced it is taking back in-house about 950 roles from HCL Technologies, the Indian call centre company that runs the contract.

About 1,000 staff at the outsourcing company that operates Eir’s customer call centre are to ballot for industrial action over “derisory” redundancy p(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s left social democracy is so popular that the Conservatives have all but given up on opposing it. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

With MPs enjoying their recess until early September, the parliamentary estate at Westminster is almost deserted save for teams of construction worker(...)

Protesters carry banners demanding social housing not to be sold by the government. Photograph:  Gustavo Valiente via Getty Images

There’s been a mutinous mood at Westminster this week, as Conservative MPs argue over the precise timing of their defenestration of Theresa May. Shou(...)

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(...)

President Michael D Higgins at an Áras an Uachtaráin engagement on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

During his long run-up to assuming the leadership of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar remarked that anything he said or did would be viewed through the prism o(...)

Angela Eagle: she said Jeremy Corbyn “doesn’t connect with Labour voters, he doesn’t connect enough to win an election and he doesn’t reach out in any meaningful way to other parts of the party”. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Britain’s Labour Party faces a leadership battle which could result in its break up, as Angela Eagle on Monday officially launches a challenge again(...)

Siptu president Jack O Connor denied calling for Labour and the Social Democrats to merge. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has said the Labour Party does not have time to indulge in navel gazing and that it would be better if there was consens(...)