John King

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Mary O’Dea, Mediator, Local Employment Scheme, Limerick and Deirdre Keenan, Guidance Worker, Local Employment Scheme, Dublin North West Partnership, at the protest  in Monaghan on Thursday.

Trade unions have staged a protest at the office of the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys in Co Monaghan over what they described as th(...)

This way to Omey Island. Photograph: Frank McNally

On a road trip in Connemara last week we drove from the mainland out to Omey Island, as you can do at low tide. A line of poles marks the recommended (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath:  told the Dáil the additional hours were “of significant value to the State and critical to supporting the delivery of public services, including in frontline services in health, education, revenue and social protection”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unless the Government delivers on rolling back additional, unpaid, working hours introduced for State employees in 2013 there will be real difficultie(...)

The greatest challenge available to Robert O’Hara Burke was to be the first European to cross Australia’s vast interior. Illustration: Detail from The Death of Burke by Artur Loureiro

When Tuesday’s Health Supplement suggested that Queensland was “about the size of Ireland”, I presume that was a reference to population rather than t(...)

Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies celebrate a try as England outhalf George Ford appeals to referee Pascal Gauzere. Photograph: Getty Images

There was a mountain of things to be discussing after Saturday’s Six Nations ding-dong between Wales and England, not least those somewhat controversi(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath: ‘Crucially, these pay adjustments are progressive with those on lower incomes receiving proportionally greater pay increases.’

Trade unions are expected to commence talks with the Government on on a further pay deal for public service staff by the early summer of next year. A(...)

First Minister and Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Boris Johnson and I are very different people.’ Photo(Scottish National Party via Getty Images)

Brexit has made a united Ireland more likely, the Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated. Sturgeon said the outcome of a Border poll was a(...)

EU Commissioner in charge of Financial Services, Financial Stability and the Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness has spoken about the double standards in political life, in which “this idea of being pushy or ambitious” is seen a(...)

Luke O'Neill, Nicola Sturgeon and Micheál Martin will take part in Thursday's Winter Nights festival.

The Irish Times Winter Nights festival – a series of stimulating and entertaining online talks and events, supported by Peugeot – concludes on Friday,(...)

Irish Times Winter Nights Festival 2021.

Gabriel Byrne, Sonia O’Sullivan, Micheál Martin, Nicola Sturgeon, Emma Dabiri, Dara McAnulty, Blindboy and more will appear at the online festival (...)

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