Joe O Connor

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Director of Galway company ICE, Margaret Cox and chief executive of New Zealand firm Perpetual Guardian, Andrew Barnes, who have both successfully implemented a four-day week in their organisations. Photograph: Conor Healy/Picture It Photography

Employers should begin to consider switching to a four-day working week for their staff, a new trade union-led campaign has said. Fórsa trade union (...)

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, the Green Party and Social Democrats  stated that State-owned land in Dublin must be used for public housing, and that Dublin City Council should lead the development of such land. File photograph: Getty

Dublin city’s newly elected council has pledged not to sell public lands to private developers for housing except in exceptional circumstances. Dubl(...)

Conor McDonald scores for Wexford against Carlow. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wexford 2-28 Carlow 0-19 Wexford have set themselves up for a final round showdown with Kilkenny as a storming second half helped them to a hugely i(...)

This weekend’s Eason book offer when you purchase a copy of The Irish Times is €7 off the cover price of Last Stories by William Trevor, now just €4.9(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, still a candidate for Social Democrats in local elections.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On February 22nd, senior members of the Social Democrats were called to a hastily-convened meeting on foot of allegations made six days before about o(...)

Ellie Kisyombe says she sought asylum immediately after arriving at Dublin airport in 2010. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Social Democrats asked Ellie Kisyombe to suspend her campaign while the party conducted a review of her backstory, The Irish Times has learned. H(...)

Ellie Kisyombe is a candidate for the Social Democrats in the upcoming local elections. FIle photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Social Democrats party is in crisis after its party chairman and vice-chair resigned in protest over the controversy surrounding local election ca(...)

 Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley lifts the trophy in 2018. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne. All other photos from Inpho

Clare Clare’s Colin Guilfoyle (14) Managers (joint): Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor (third season) Selectors: Jimmy Browne, Ciarán (...)

 Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

Naomh Eanna (Gorey) 2-11 St Martin’s 0-13 Naomh Eanna created their own piece of history with a magnificent four-point victory over reigning champion(...)

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