Noel Dowling

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A Department of Justice executive committed to a review of legislation criminalising the purchase of sex to assess its impact on the  rights of sex workers. Photograph: Getty Images

A Government delegation to the United Nations has been criticised as “vague and unhelpful” in its responses to questions about abortion. Ireland was(...)

Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice: insisted that a resolution to the dispute could only be found within the terms of the overall Lansdowne Road agreement. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government is preparing to make a revised offer to An Garda Síochána to provide increased earnings over and above earlier proposals which are now(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: asked if the Department of Health had been notified of the case. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Justice was warned “a combination of two ‘hot topics’ – abortion and direct provision” meant the case of Ms Y could become a “signif(...)

Siptu has said its representatives are available to meet with the management of Dublin Bus “in the hope of resolving matters still in dispute”.

Dublin Bus has said it will press ahead without delay in implementing a controversial cost-saving plan at the company, despite the vote to reject the (...)

The trade union Siptu, which represents about half of the 2,300 drivers, said it had not made any recommendations on the proposals.

Drivers at Dublin Bus are balloting on what has been described as a final set of proposals for implementing cost-saving measures at the State-owned t(...)

A three-day strike at Dublin Bus in August saw it stripped of €423,000 from its State subvention by the National Transport Authority in addition to the loss of fares. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Department of Transport has retained accounting and consultancy firm Deloitte to look at the financial implications of any further industrial acti(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar: Dublin Bus dispute plan ‘really is the last intervention possible’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has warned there will be “nowhere else to go” in the event of a rejection by Dublin Bus workers of proposals to r(...)

 Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar: welcomed final proposals designed to end the dispute.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The outlook for Dublin Bus and its employees is “very stark” if a final effort to resolve a dispute over cost-savings at the company does not succeed,(...)

The report says a further dispute would probably be more protracted, “only finishing when one or both sides has lost more than they have gained”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A lengthy strike resulting in the orderly wind-up of the State- owned Dublin Bus is one possible outcome in the absence of agreement on cost-saving pl(...)

Noel Dowling is one of two industrial relations experts appointed to investigate why drivers at Dublin Bus have repeatedly rejected cost-saving plans

Two experienced industrial relations experts have been appointed to carry out an urgent investigation into why drivers at Dublin Bus have repeatedly r(...)