Nancy Pelosi is applauded after her election as speaker of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi of California speaker, returning her to a (...)

Jack O’Connor: Will put his name forward at a Labour selection convention in Wicklow

Jack O’Connor stepped down as Siptu president on Thursday. One of the most recognisable faces of the union movement in Ireland, Mr O’Connor served t(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor is to step down in the weeks ahead after 14 years in the post. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Siptu, the State’s largest trade union, will this week call for the Government to hold a referendum to give unions rights to engage in collective barg(...)

Catríona Jennings (above) and Sarah Dolan teamed up to win the double sculls at the Metropolitan Regatta.

Ireland rowers compete at a championship this weekend for the first time this season. Indeed it is a weekend of firsts as the team which takes to the (...)