The O’Rahilly was the head of an ancient Kerry clan and noted republican who wrote to the Navan Board of Guardians deploring the arrest of fellow volunteers

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago leading to the Easter Rising and a noticeboard for the commemoration(...)

A statue of Henry Royce stands outside the Rolls-Royce plant in Derby. The engineering group revealed plans to cut 2,600 jobs in its aerospace division, with the threat of more cuts to come.
Photograph: Reuters

It was a day of contrasting fortunes for British workers yesterday. First there was good news in the form of a landmark ruling that overtime should be(...)

File photograph shows Bob Crow, General Secretary of the Rail and National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), addressing the Trades Union Congress (TUC) annual congress of Britain’s unions in Bournemouth, southern England, last September. Britain’s Rail Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union said its leader Bob Crow, who recently led a series of strikes on London’s underground rail network, died in the early hours of this morning. Photograph: Toby Melville/Files/Reuters

The British trade union movement is in shock after the sudden death of firebrand rail union leader Bob Crow at the age of 52. The general(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: targeting equal pay and women’s rights at work. Photograph: PA

‘The sharp increase in sovereign debt since 2009 has not been caused by excessive social spending, but by the additional borrowing needed to fund bank(...)