Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen issued a sectoral employment order setting the rates that electrical contractors should pay employees. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Electrical contractors cannot be forced to contribute to the builders’ pension scheme following the latest round of a court challenge to a Government (...)

Independent farmers and supporters protesting outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is no indication of a resumption of talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the beef sector, as a number of protesters gave commitments to the Hi(...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland this week succeeded in getting in the High Court to stay part of a sectoral employment order for their industry. Photograph: iStock

Electricians could potentially spark a constitutional crisis of sorts in the building industry with their challenge to the latest sectoral employment (...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland members must  increase electricians’ pay to between €23.49 and €24.34 an hour, depending on service, from about €18 to €21 an hour. Photograph: iStock

A Government order setting minimum pay for electrical contractors could close businesses and cost jobs, the High Court heard this week. Following a L(...)

The defendants were charged with offences contrary to provisions of the 1977-2014 Protection of Employment Act arising out of the closure of Clery’s in June 2015 when 460 people lost their jobs

The High Court has dismissed a Ministerial challenge over a District Court judge’s decision striking out charges linked to redundancies at Clerys depa(...)

The High Court has granted three men permission to challenge an alleged failure by Wicklow County Council to proceed with a process for building three(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: according to his report, disclosure of the audit occurred in just 43 cases. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least 120 women who were not told of an audit of their smear tests under the CervicalCheck screening programme are to receive ex-gratia payments of(...)

Richard Cooper jnr (40), who was left a farm in Co Wexford in the will of his uncle Michael Buckely. File photograph: Collins

A bachelor farmer was of sound mind and was not subject to undue influence when he made a will leaving his entire holding to one of his nephews, the H(...)

Deirdre Foley (pictured), Mark Redmond and OCS Operations were   summonsed under employment legislation over redundancies at the store. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection simply “lashed out” summonses when bringing prosecutions over redundancies at the former Cle(...)

An environmental group has been given leave to judicially review a decision by the Legal Aid Board to refuse to consider funding for their legal chall(...)

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