The Turf Club’s chief executive Denis Egan said  60 ‘A’ card holders in the North have been  covered for death benefit since 2012.   Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One of Northern Ireland’s leading trainers insists he had never known about stable staff in the north being covered for life assurance since 2012. Th(...)

 Councillor and chairman of Leixlip municipal district council Bernard Caldwell: “It’s frightening, 500 people . . . Hopefully they’re going to be properly treated by Hewlett-Packard.” Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

It was a tearful occasion for some workers at HP Inc’s Leixlip site as they left meetings with managers following the announcement that 500 jobs are t(...)

TD Clare Daly said the recent minimum wage agreement between the ISSA and the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association was a “sham”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Stable Staff Association (ISSA) has rejected claims by the Independents4change TD Clare Daly that many working within racing are “indentured(...)