Oonagh Buckley

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Oonagh Buckley, deputy secretary general of  Department of Justice, will brief CIPD on  implications of the gender equality bill

Monday Indicators: Euro zone loan growth and money supply (May), manufacturing PMI (June), unemployment (May); Bank of England consumer credit (May(...)

The fire at the Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville led to longer-than-intended use of emergency accommodatioin. Photograph: North West Newspix

Asylum seekers living in State-funded emergency accommodation in a Co Monaghan hotel were “shipped like cattle” to Co Wexford to make way for a weddin(...)

Internships are technically meant to be a form of skills training. In recent years, however, “internship” has become shorthand for “unpaid job”. Photograph: Getty Images

“I once worked as a venue supervisor for one of the biggest arts festivals in the country as an unpaid intern,” says Martin. “I worked 14-hour shifts,(...)

Neil McDonnell, chief executive of Isme,  said lawyers coaching  clients to exploit the more generous awards under whistleblower rules was a ‘potential abuse’ of the system.

A business lobby group says it believes some employment lawyers may be “coaching” their clients to exploit whistleblower protection laws, under which (...)

The Garda Representative Association said it would not support a separation from general public service pension arrangements. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is seeking major new productivity concessions from staff in the public service as part of a new pay deal for State employees. At talks(...)

Oonagh Buckley, director general of the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Workers are better off now that cases against employers over issues such as unfair dismissals and unpaid wages are being dealt with through a new priv(...)

Ciaran Rohan, general secretary of the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants, and Oonagh Buckley of the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Sinéad McGovern

The Government is expected to argue to trade unions that any new pay increase for public-sector staff should not come into effect until September next(...)

The Government’s response to the prospect of industrial action by teachers and gardaí in the weeks ahead will show how far it is prepared to go in defending the agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is now facing the most serious challenge to its entire public service pay policy. Only last weekend it appeared it had succeeded in a(...)

Dublin Bus workers on the picket line at Donnybrook bus depot. WRC director general Oonagh Buckley said while there had been “an uptick in the levels of industrial action”, this was coming from “an extraordinarily low base”.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

People should not be frightened that the country is going back to a 1970s-style era of strikes, the new head of the Workplace Relations Commission ha(...)

Oonagh Buckley (above) is to replace Kieran Mulvey as director-general of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) following his retirement last month. File photograph: Youtube

Oonagh Buckley is to replace Kieran Mulvey as director-general of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) following his retirement last month. The a(...)

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