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Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen issued a sectoral employment order setting the rates that electrical contractors should pay employees. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Electrical contractors cannot be forced to contribute to the builders’ pension scheme following the latest round of a court challenge to a Government (...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland members must  increase electricians’ pay to between €23.49 and €24.34 an hour, depending on service, from about €18 to €21 an hour. Photograph: iStock

A Government order setting minimum pay for electrical contractors could close businesses and cost jobs, the High Court heard this week. Following a L(...)

Peter Bellew was tipped as one of the frontrunners for the biggest individual unit, Ryanair DAC, before leaving for EasyJet. Photograph: Garrett White

Speculation about management changes at Ryanair has heated up since it emerged that chief operations officer Peter Bellew was defecting to rival EasyJ(...)

Tony Smurfit, CEO Smurfit Kappa Group Plc. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty

Just weeks after US packaging group International Paper (IP) decided last June to abandon its pursuit of Smurfit Kappa, it landed upon another buying (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, aboard one of his aircraft at Stansted Airport.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary will stay on as chief executive of Ryanair until at least 2024, but the airline will shortly be a different organisation to the one he(...)

The remains of Martin Finn leave St Matthew’s Church following his funeral. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A daughter survived an accident that claimed her father’s life after both were struck by a passing 4x4, an inquest has heard. Abbie Hall Finn was thr(...)

Wexford intercounty star   Conor McDonald impressed for Naomh Éanna against Camross. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Naomh Éanna (Wexford) 3-18 Camross (Laois) 2-16 For Naomh Éanna of Gorey, this is a winter they hope will never end. Their first Wexford title came a(...)

Shane Breen won the 1.50m speed class in Oslo on Friday evening. Photograph: Margie McLoone

Tipperary’s Shane Breen made a successful start to the indoor show jumping season when landing the 1.50m speed class in Oslo on Friday evening. Twelv(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, Laudamotion’s Michelle Capelli AND Melanie Brunner with Andreas Gruber, Laudamotion’s chief executive.

Low-cost airline Laudamotion plans to double its fleet next summer following Irish carrier Ryanair’s purchase of a 75 per cent stake in the company fo(...)

The partnership with Air Malta is the same as the one that Ryanair agreed earlier this year with Air Europa.

Ryanair customers will be able to book flights from Malta to destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Russia following a deal struck by the Irish airl(...)

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