The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services over pay restoration. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and soci(...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King said it had been agreed that  management would undertake to progress matters on pay. File photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Industry Correspondent Staff in State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services are to ballot for industrial action over(...)

Gillian Byrne, CE supervisor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hundreds of community employment (CE) scheme supervisors are to hold a one-day strike on Friday over access to a pension scheme. The supervisors will(...)

City centre businesses around College Green were left bemused by Dublin City Council’s “strange” pedestrianisation of the district last Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

City centre businesses around College Green were left bemused by Dublin City Council’s “strange” pedestrianisation of the district last Sunday, though(...)

 Luke Brabazon from Phibsboro, Dublin relaxing on Dame Street. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Dublin City Council’s grand vision of a car-free city centre left many underwhelmed. For the first time, the council closed College Green to traffic(...)

The site of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Members of the trade union Impact working at St James’s Hospital in Dublin have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a row with management ov(...)

At least 200 social work posts are vacant despite significant increases in the number of reports of children at risk of abuse or neglect, new figures (...)