The Supreme Court had found recently that two aspects of the existing Workplace Relations Commission legislation introduced in 2015 were incompatible with the Constitution. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some hearings that have already commenced before the Workplace Relations Commission may have to be restarted on foot of a recent landmark ruling by th(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath is set to  tell the Cabinet new reform plans in education, health, higher education, local government and the Irish Prison Service are to be signed off and published by  May 15th. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cabinet is expected to this week formally approve the establishment of an expert group to look at unwinding controversial additional unpaid hours (...)

ESB technicians, who are members of the Independent Workers’ Union, pictured on strike outside the ESB South Lotts depot in Dublin on April 23rd. The members are taking part in a second 24-hour strike on Thursday. File photograph: Laura Hutton

Technicians working for ESB Networks are to continue a work-to-rule over the bank holiday weekend and stage a 48-hour strike from Tuesday. More than (...)

Technicians belonging to the Independent Workers’ Union on strike outside the ESB South Lotts depot in Dublin on Friday April 23rd. Further strike action, which the union says has been prompted by a lack of consultation over work to be outsourced, is expected to take place on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

ESB Networks has said it has formally issued proceedings in the High Court against the Independent Workers’ Union (IWU) seeking damages and other reli(...)

Technicians belonging to the Independent Workers’ Union on strike outside the ESB South Lotts depot in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The ESB is in a bit of a bind over the current dispute, which saw several hundred network technicians take to the picket lines on Friday. A further t(...)

ESB Networks said on Thursday evening that the 24-hour stoppage strike by the IWU was ‘unlawful’.

ESB Networks has suggested that a strike by several hundred network technicians on Friday had very limited impact on services. However, a work-to-rul(...)

The company has said it is putting contingency arrangements in place ahead of the scheduled work stoppage. Photograph: iStock

ESB Networks has said it intends to take legal action in relation to a dispute involving network technicians who are staging a 24-hour strike today. (...)

The Workplace Relations Commission – new legislation now planned . Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In 2015 the then Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton introduced reforms aimed at streamlining the area of workplace relations services. T(...)

 Members of the SL Controls team Deirdre Loughlin, Paul Clarke, Shane Loughlin, Keith Moran (CEO), Darragh McMorrow and Norma Mulligan

After almost two decades in business, this year Keith Moran of SL Controls hired the company’s first fully remote worker. Now he wants to take on many(...)

Carroll’s Gastro Pub in Lucan, Co Dublin

Louis Fitzgerald’s pub group paid a private investigator to arrange for a 17-year-old to buy alcohol in one of its bars in a move that led to the dism(...)

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