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Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Trade unions have said the Brexit proposals tabled by the UK government have enormous implications for workers and that the authorities in Ireland mus(...)

A worker watches on as security staff close the gates at the Wrightbus plant in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A potential deal that could have saved over a 1,000 jobs at the Ballymena bus firm, Wrights Group, was scuppered because of the factory’s “leasing arr(...)

Harland & Wolff workers and supporters during a rally to save the Belfast shipyard on the eve of new British prime minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“The Titanic sank,” said GMB union official Denise Walker. “Is Harland & Wolff going to sink?” she asked the hundred or so shipyard workers and t(...)

Ictu president Sheila Nunan said lowering tax rates had superficial appeal for workers but was a deliberate sleight of hand. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Ireland’s trade unions are to press for European Union-wide legislation in a bid to overcome Irish laws that allow employers not to recognise unions i(...)

 Jeremy Hunt talking  with Chelsea Pensioners during a tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has called for a “technology-led solution” to keep the Border open after Brexit, promising that he will (...)

Customs or security checks at the Border “would  represent an unwelcome return to the past”,   business leaders in the North have warned.

Northern Ireland is “uniquely vulnerable” to potential changes particularly new tariffs and rules as a result of Brexit which will deliver the “bigge(...)

The deal reaffirms the implementation of current rules for changing Dublin Bus schedules

Dublin Bus has said that the additional costs of the new pay deal which ended the strike at the company on Thursday will be financed by a range of eff(...)

Dublin Bus workers on a picket line during day 5 of ongoing strikes at Conyngham Road Bus Depot. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The planned 48-hour strike which would have brought Dublin Bus services to a standstill again on Tuesday and Wednesday has been deferred. However, a(...)

 Dublin Bus strikes: For the moment at least, work stoppages planned for tomorrow and Wednesday are still scheduled to go ahead. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Talks between unions and management at Dublin Bus aimed at averting further strikes are to start today, just hours before the next 48-hour strike is d(...)

 Dublin Bus drivers and staff striking outside the Harristown Bus Depot, Dublin.  Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Bus Éireann has said there is an over-supply of bus services on some of the country’s main inter-city routes. It said “the number of seats provided (...)

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