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Labour leader Brendan Howlin speaking to the media at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Behind Brendan Howlin in the RDS, hundreds of thousands of European election votes were counted in near-solemn silence. The solemnity matched much of (...)

  On the Campaign trail: Malcolm Byrne of Fianna Fáil canvassing at Bray Dart Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In postcard pretty Avoca, Co Wicklow on a beautiful day in late spring, Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne walks its sole street canvassing votes for the Eur(...)

The poll figures for Midlands North West

Strong votes for strong Fine Gael candidates, a European Parliament revival for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin under pressure and vicious competition for left(...)

ASTI delegates protest as Minister for Education Joe McHugh arrives at the annual convention in Wexford. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There are no ifs, buts or maybes: full consideration will be given to abolishing controversial two-tier pay scales for teachers, Minister for Educatio(...)

Teachers from several unions protest in 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has signalled that it will move to end the two-tier pay system in the public service as part of future negotiations with trade unions. (...)

Sheila Nunan: ‘We need a better balance between workers and the needs of the market.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Trade union leader Sheila Nunan has been selected by the Labour Party to contest the European elections in Ireland South. She saw off competition for(...)

 Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

Sheila Nunan:  “I obviously have been in organised labour all my life; this is a shift to political Labour.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A prominent trade unionist is being lined up by Labour to stand in the European Parliament elections, although some in the party claim the move could (...)

INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan, said teachers  remain open to a constructive dialogue with Government on  financial inequalities facing newer entrants to the profession.

Primary school teachers have said they will enter into “constructive dialogue” with the Government on pay issues before triggering a ballot for indust(...)

John Boyle: “We must grow in membership and influence, strengthening ties with sister unions and professional organisations and delivering additional services to members.” File photograph: YouTube

A Dublin-based school principal has been elected to lead the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) from next year. John Boyle, principal of St(...)

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