Willie Noone

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Richard Boyd Barrett: he said  they had to discuss how to respond to the Government’s  “baby steps”  on climate change

Support for increased carbon taxes by the all-party Committee on Climate Action was “ill-judged”, People Before Profit has said. The party is to step(...)

Willie Noone of SIPTU said the workers saw what was coming as a consequence of climate change but the problem was that ‘this has been fast-tracked’. File photograph: Pat Sammon

Bord na Móna workers employed on bogs in the Midlands “are being treated abysmally” as their employer seeks to get out of peat production, a union rep(...)

Turf-cutting in Derrygreenagh, Co Offaly. Photograph: Pat Sammon

For Finian O’Neill, it is the end of an era. His father worked on the Bord na Móna bogs in Offaly for 42 years. Now in his 50s, O’Neill fears for his (...)

Turf-cutting in  Co Offaly. “We’re trying to position Bord na Mona for the future. It’s very important that we concentrate on the future. We are doing this because of global climate change requirements”

Nearly 500 jobs in Bord na Móna will be lost, beginning early next year, following a decision by the semi-State company to close 17 of its 62 currentl(...)

File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A surge in absenteeism by drivers is the single most significant factor that has resulted in a spate of cancellation of services in recent days, Bus É(...)

Unions says recommendations will have to be accepted by all sides, including members of five separate unions at Bus Éireann.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Labour Court talks between unions and management at Bus Éireann aimed at resolving an all-out strike which has left staff without pay for 18 days and (...)

Bus Eireann, around Busaras in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

With the all-out strike at Bus Éireann set to enter its 14th day, talks were continuing at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) aimed at bringing (...)

 NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary, speaking to Striking Bus Eireann workers near Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New talks aimed at resolving the strike and financial crisis at Bus Éireann are to get under way today. The company and trade unions Siptu and the N(...)

The scene at Ringsend garage last Friday as Dublin Bus workers stopped work in support of their Bus Éireann colleagues. Photograph: Frank Miller

Unions representing staff at Bus Éireann have said the current strike at the company will continue even if new talks aimed at finding a resolution to (...)

Raymond Doyle, Ashbourne, Co Meath, with his daughter Daisey-Ray (17 months) and striking Bus Éireann workers  outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About 500 people took part in a demonstration outside Leinster House on Wednesday to show solidarity with striking Bus Éireann staff. The rally was(...)

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