Joe O Flynn

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Joe O’Flynn: Boris Johnson government is  “destructive and pompous”. Photograph: Peter Summers/PA

The head of the country’s largest trade union has strongly criticised the Boris Johnson government in the UK as being “destructive and pompous”. Spea(...)

Trade unions Siptu and Unite have been in dispute as to which should represent crane operators. Photograph: The Irish Times

The trade unions Siptu and Unite have reached an agreement on a long-running dispute over who should represent crane operators in the construction sec(...)

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(...)

 Dublin Bus workers on the picket line at Donnybrook bus depot in September. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The strikes at Luas, Dublin Bus and elsewhere this year cost the trade union Siptu more than €500,000, its general secretary Joe O’Flynn has said. H(...)

 Michael McNicholas: genial sort

Michael McNicholas delivered his first full set of results as chief executive of Bord Gáis (soon to be known as Eriva) this week.McNicholas, a genial (...)

Trinity College students Jennifer Gartland (left) and Angelina Cox who won a competition to name Dublin’s newest bridge after Rosie Hackett. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Today they opened the Rosie Hackett Bridge. A bridge to celebrate the life, achievements and fighting spirit of a young, working class Dublin woman. R(...)

President Michael D Higgins launching a tapestry depicting scenes and imagery from the 1913 Lockout at Liberty hall

The general secretary of the Republic’s biggest union has urged the Government to introduce a law recognising collective bargaining rights during the (...)

Thousands lined O’Connell Street this afternoon to commemorate the 1913 Lockout in which an estimated 20,000 workers and 300 employers were invloved. (...)

Police charge during the transportation strike in Dublin in 1913. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Dublin this afternoon for the official State commemoration of the Dublin Lockout. President Mi(...)

A Comptroller and Auditor General report said that over €4 million was paid into the account between 2002 and 2009 by a range of State bodies including the Department of Health. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Siptu has said it demoted a senior official by one grade arising from the controversy over how more than €4 million in public money ended up in an un(...)

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