Kevin Duffy

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The review said bus drivers were expected to interact well with customers and understand customer needs and to deal appropriately with anti-social or disruptive behaviour by passengers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Operating a bus in Dublin is more demanding than driving a Luas tram, a new job evaluation review has found. Unions representing staff in Dublin Bus (...)

In the letter, Mr Justice George Birmingham of the Court of Appeal wrote: ‘Our concern was not necessarily with the number of applicants but with the quality of applicants.’ Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Association of Judges of Ireland expressed concern about the quality of the people applying to be judges in a letter to the Public Service Pay Com(...)

Renovation: ‘It was our Christmas and anniversary present to ourselves.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An Irish couple, Kevin and Lisa-Marie Duffy, who spent a decade in Sydney, took a punt on a Georgian townhouse – a disused bank in Monasterevin, (...)

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(...)

 Heuston Train Station in  Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Talks will be held on Friday in a bid to avert a strike by train drivers at Irish Rail in a dispute over the mentoring of new driving staff. Las(...)

Worker installs a water meter:   expert group made no recommendation on whether water-metering should be continued. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The expert group charged with examining the future funding of Irish water services reached a unanimous conclusion that its recommendations would not b(...)

Simon Coveney: belief that his work on the housing and water fronts will stand to him in any leadership contest.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Cast your mind back to the final months of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition. Housing, homelessness and rent were major issues then as they are now, and (...)

Chaired by former Labour Relations chair Kevin Duffy, the commission recommends normal water usage should be paid through general taxation, with a charge for ’wasteful’ usage. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Fianna Fáil is to consider merging the property tax and water charges in a potential compromise. The Irish Times has learned party leader Micheál Mar(...)

The report of the expert commission on the funding of water services is to be published on Wednesday.

Anti-water protesters should ‘polish their protest boots’ and get ready to start campaigning after Christmas, Anti Austerity Alliance People Before P(...)

Is anyone in the Garda Representative Association (GRA) able to look beyond what they perceive to be their own self-interest? Because if so, they shou(...)

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