Jimmy Kelly

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 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

Brendan Ogle, left, at the launch of the Home Sweet Home emergency housing plan  in 2017. Mr Ogle issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

A second action alleging defamation has been initiated arising from the Home Sweet Home occupation of Dublin’s Apollo House last winter, an initiative(...)

A worker inspects a C Series aeroplane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The future of 4,500 workers at aircraft manufacturer Bombardier’s Belfast plant hangs in the balance after a punitive ruling against the company in th(...)

A man works on C Series aeroplane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The United States Department of Commerce has found Bombardier Aerospace guilty of dumping its C Series aircraft in the US. The decision threatens the (...)

Cranes on the Dublin skyline. Industrial action by crane operators is expected to spread.

I Strike action by crane operators is expected to spread significantly by Friday after workers resumed their action over pay on Tuesday. Unite, whic(...)

Ictu urged governments in Ireland the UK to make a public declaration that no existing rights or protections would be lost or eroded as a result of Brexit. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters/Illustration

The trade union movement is seeking the Government to establish a special retraining and income protection fund to assist workers adversely affected b(...)

 Unite  described Leo Varadkar’s proposals to curtail the right to strike in essential services as ‘anti-worker and anti-democratic’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Unite trade union has said it would not attend the Labour Court in the future if legislation proposed by Leo Vardakar meant its members would be (...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

A trade unionist  has issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ over a report that the trade union Unite sought an exemption from providing social housing in a property it owned

Trade unionist Brendan Ogle has issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ over a report that his trade union sought an exemption from providing social(...)

Bus Éireann workers Leona White (left) from Finglas and Ailish Delaney from Clonsilla picketing outside the Broadstone bus  depot in  Dublin as part of an indefinite all-out strike over the company’s implementation of cost-reduction measures without union agreement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The strike at Bus Éireann, which disrupted the travel plans of over 100,000 people yesterday, will continue this weekend, but could escalate significa(...)

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