Brian Duncan

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Is your idea of the perfect piece of garden art something along the lines of a classic bronze sculpture? Or do you prefer the idea of something slight(...)

Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

As gardeners, we may occasionally grumble about Ireland’s cool, damp climate but oh, how our daffodils adore it: everywhere I looked this week, I see(...)

Preliminary watercolour study  of Iris ‘Killiney’ by botanical artist Jane Stark. (Drawing courtesy of ISBA)

As the wife of a professional garden photographer, it’s not unusual to find myself standing in a stranger’s garden grumpily harrumphing while my husba(...)

 Dermot O’Loughlin: said the note he sent to workers advocated that they get financial advice about the best way to use what was due to them from the old scheme.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trustees of the former Irish airline workers’ pension scheme clashed with a trade union official representing workers who had invested in the insolv(...)

Aer Lingus has pledged to contribute €191 million to seeding the new superannuation scheme while the DAA has committed to paying €72 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) unions plan to begin balloting workers in coming weeks on proposals to end the deadlock over the €750 million hole i(...)

Former Aer Lingus and Aer Rianta/Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) workers in the UK are likely to receive full pensions

Former Aer Lingus and Aer Rianta/Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) workers in the UK are likely to receive their full pensions, while their ex-col(...)

Passengers pass through an Aer Lingus check-in area. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Proposals designed to end a dispute over a €780 million deficit in the Aer Lingus/Dublin Airport Authority retirement scheme are grossly unfair to (...)

A letter from the IASS trustees circulated to the DAA, Aer Lingus and trade unions proposes cutting pensions by the maximum allowed under the law.

Pensioners earning an average of €16,000 a year face a cut in their payments under new proposals designed to resolve a long-ru(...)

Members of  Siptu at Dublin and Cork airports voted overwhelmingly yesterday to strike, while those at Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus are expected to deliver a similar result today.

Trustees of the insolvent Irish aviation workers’ pension scheme are expected to step into the row over its €780 million deficit later this week in a (...)

The trustees of the joint pension scheme for staff in Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have warned that if a solution to its funding (...)