Pat King

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The  Westbury  in Dublin,  part of the Irish-owned Doyle Collection hotels group

It could be the fourth quarter of 2022 before there is a “substantive recovery” in business for the Irish-owned Doyle Collection hotel group, its chie(...)

Since coming to Ireland from Malaysia at the age of 20, Sham Hanifa has won multiple awards for his restaurant the Cottage in Jamestown, Co Leitrim. W(...)

A melee breaks out during the All-Ireland qualifier clash between  Fermanagh and  Donegal in June 2001. Donegal avenged an earlier defeat in the Ulster championship with a 0-15 to 1-6 win at Brewster Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

In June 2000, the late Pat King brought his Fermanagh team into MacCumhaill Park with the ambition of doing something unprecedented: winning a champio(...)

 ASTI members at the union meeting in Citywest Hotel. Many members were angry with what they saw as a hard-line leadership focused on conflict rather than compromise. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The vote by the country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union to suspend its long-running industrial action marks the end of a futile campaign which ser(...)

‘While ASTI’s leadership has claimed a principled stand on the rights of new entrants on lower pay, these younger members are the hardest hit as a result of the union’s strategy.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Just over a decade ago the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) was mired in controversy and internal dysfunction. The union found itself(...)

People attending the ASTI protest outside Leinster House, Dublin, earlier this month. The ASTI is now left fighting battles on multiple fronts – Croke Park hours, junior cycle reform, new entrant pay – with little sign of placing any realistic solutions on the table. Photograph: Eric Luke

Almost a year ago today, Pat King, the then general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), privately issued the union’s (...)

Other unions which have accepted, with great reluctantce, unpalatable measures of their own under the various agreements will be watching carefully to see how the Government now deals with the ASTI. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The decisive vote by second level teachers who are members of the ASTIto cease carrying out 33 additional hours per year agreed as part of the origina(...)

Acting Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Just over a decade ago, the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) was mired in controversy and internal dysfunction. The union found it(...)

In many sectors falling union membership, advances in technology or competition have reduced workers’ leverage. Photograph: Getty Images

The Lansdowne Road pay deal, which was supposed to have settled public service pay policy until mid-2018, only came into effect in January. It is alre(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin, picketing last year over planned junior cycle reforms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost a month after the general election and there is still no sign of a minister for education. But the clock has started ticking on a series of se(...)

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