Peter Nolan

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Fórsa’s local government national secretary Peter Nolan said the decision to vote for industrial action followed a move by management to withdraw from Labour Court proceedings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 9,000 local authority staff, who are members of the Fórsa trade union, are to ballot for strike action in pursuit of a job evaluation system for(...)

Fórsa said  local authority staff will not agree to any transfer to Irish Water in the absence of a referendum to underpin public ownership and control of the utility.  File photograph: Fennells

Industrial action is almost inevitable in the months ahead over Government plans to transfer about 3,500 staff from local authorities to Irish Water, (...)

Martin Hughes at a previous siting of Letterkenny Circuit Court. (North West Newspix)

A businessman sent dozens of “vile” text messages to his niece over a five-year period. Martin Hughes sent Michelle Doherty a catalogue of such messa(...)

Judge Helen Boyle  said she believed the appropriate sentence was one of four years but she suspended the final 12 months in the light of Szymczyk’s guilty plea.

A 24-year-old man who stalked and attacked a teenager as she walked home alone in the early hours of the morning in Cork last year has been jailed for(...)

A child who fell off a stage at a wedding in a Co Donegal hotel has been awarded €35,000. File photograph: Getty Images

A child who fell off a stage at a wedding in a Co Donegal hotel has been awarded €35,000. The boy, who was aged just four at the time, suffered the a(...)

Teenager became aware that she was being followed by a man dressed in dark clothing with a hoodie top and she became so nervous that she got out her phone to try and ring a friend.

A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with a series of offences following an incident where a 19-year-old woman was atta(...)

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. Mark(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Adrian Kane said at the meeting the Minister did not give any commitment to a date for holding a referendum on the ownership of water services. Photograph: PA

The Government has no chance of winning support for plans to move about 3,500 local authority staff under the control of Irish Water without a constit(...)

A trade union has insisted that the move could be a stepping stone to water privatisation.

A trade union has said Government proposals to bring 3,500 local authority workers under the control of Irish Water could jeopardise the continuity of(...)

“The Minister has requested Ervia to prepare a plan for separation which ensures that momentum is not lost.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has urged the semi-State utility company Ervia to prepare a plan for the separation of its Irish Water division in a way that does not (...)

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