Regina Doherty

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 Billy Kelleher meets up with Clare hurling legends Brian Lohan and Niall Gilligan  while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare, for the European elections. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Usually, political party leaders want their people to attend parliamentary party meetings. Recently, however, the presence of Anne Rabbitte irked Mich(...)

Paul Kiernan ceased driving  for   Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty (above)  in November 2017, the Labour Court heard. File photograph: Dara MacDonaill

A Government ministerial driver who served in his post for six years has failed in his claim that a Government department breached workplace legislati(...)

If your work is under the control of someone else, if you receive a fixed hourly, weekly or monthly wage, if you cannot subcontract your work, if you work set hours; and if you work for one person or one business, then you should be considered to be an employee.

There’s a worker who cleans offices Monday to Friday. But even though he works regular hours, all his gigs are set up for him and he’s paid the minimu(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said ‘there is a notion abroad that the film industry is exceptional and that the normal rules do not apply to it’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Film workers who appeared before an Oireachtas committee a year ago to highlight abuses of employees’ rights have been blacklisted by producers in rec(...)

John Brady  said 117,131 people who had been through the programme ‘have not sourced employment or seemingly anything at all’.

The employment activation service JobPath has cost taxpayers €162.55 million and provided just 11,334 jobs that lasted at least one year, according to(...)

 Providing free dental care for adult medical-card holders and all children would cost €80m a year, according to an analysis. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Providing free dental care for adult medical-card holders and all children as proposed under the Department of Health’s new oral health policy would c(...)

Jean Winters, of  the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), said trade unions in the construction industry had created a narrative that bogus self-employment was widespread. Image: iStock.

Legislation that would tackle the problem of bogus self-employment with “draconian” penalties will hurt the Irish economy, the Irish Business and Empl(...)

The Fine Gael intention is to link payments such as the pension to the consumer price index this year. File photograph: Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has said it will “completely” oppose an attempt by the Government to link welfare increases to inflation, in an early indication of a pote(...)

Bogus self-employment arrangements are where workers are forced by an employer to declare themselves self-employed rather than employees. Photograph: Getty Images

New proposals aimed at clamping down on bogus self-employment practices are to be considered by Government this week. Unions maintain the practices a(...)

The commission  maintained that legislation in this area ‘may not be enforceable’. Photograph: Getty Images

New legislation or regulations to ensure that workers receive tips or gratuities paid by customers are not needed, the Low Pay Commission has advised (...)

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