Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search and rescue operation in Kilkee, Co Clare, last year.

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas o(...)

Minister for  Energy   Pat Rabbitte: didn’t make the long march to Killarney this week for the bi-annual meeting of the Communications Workers’ Union. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ministers generally get hell when they address union conferences – just ask Ruairí Quinn, whose ears are still ringing from those loudhailer-toting (...)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) is to seek a 6 per cent across-the-board pay increase for its members.

Staff at An Post and Eircom are to seek pay rises of 6 per cent, one of the largest percentage increases to be sought in the current series of claims (...)