Bill Roche

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The Bee Bandits cycle in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Many people of all ages find it too perilous to cycle in Dublin city centre so you have to take your helmet off to a group of older cyclists who have (...)

Seán Lemass: “He never abandoned the proposition that workers and employers were on the same side, despite appearances,” said Tom Garvin. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Minister Shane Ross is on the doss. Worse than that, he is distorting history in order to justify his indolence. He has piously insisted he will not i(...)

James Callaghan:  after the strike-riddled winter of discontent of 1978-1979, the UK public vented its anger at the polls and Mr Callaghan’s Labour government lost office in the 1980 general election.

If mollifying disaffected public sector workers was “plan A” is there a plan B? Pleas by Ministers to call off industrial action will continue, but Mi(...)

‘Rank-and-file discontent in the Garda is no doubt being fuelled by pay claims and settlements in recent and ongoing disputes in the transport sector.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The possibility of industrial action in An Garda Síochána breaks new ground in Garda industrial relations and presents a new challenge to Government p(...)

The ongoing and planned strikes are building financial problems for Dublin Bus. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The ongoing and impending disputes in the transport sector are the outcome of a series of developments that together have created the perfect storm. (...)

Luas staff have said that increases set out in the Workplace Relations Commission were insufficient.

All Luas staff are to be served with protective notice with immediate effect by Transdev, the operator of the Dublin light rail service. The company (...)

Bill Roche: ‘For several decades industrial conflict in Ireland has been migrating from the private to the public sectors – a trend also evident in many other developed countries.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At issue in the Luas dispute and the recent row between Kieran Mulvey and Jack O’Connor is the continuing disruption of a vital public service in the (...)

Often employers are to blame for dissatisfied workers, but few of them look to do anything about addressing the issue unless they have to

We’ve all had experience of working alongside people who have fallen out of love with their job. Blame it on the boss, the role, the unsocial hours, t(...)