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The endgame started on Thursday, when Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte (above) asked the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to intervene. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The two sides in the ESB dispute held tentative talks at the company’s head office early last week, but made little headway. The endgame started on Th(...)

ESB Group of Unions general secretary Brendan Ogle who said this morning that ‘if there is disruption to services from December 16th, responsibility for this will lie in totality with ESB management’. Photograph: Collins

ESB unions have confirmed strike notice documents lodged with the company will be withdrawn by lunchtime.The move follows a deal reached yesterday on (...)

Unite official Brendan Ogle claimed landmark victory for unions in the negotiations.

The threat of widespread electricity blackouts in the run-up to Christmas has been averted after ESB management and unions last night resolved their d(...)

The dispute centres on rostering arrrangements and separate plans by Aer Lingus to close its cabin crew base at Shannon airport. File  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Labour Relations Commission has intervened in the dispute between Aer Lingus and Impact over the airline’s plans to shut its cabin crew base at Sh(...)

 Aer Lingus regional flights in Ireland and Britain on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday next week are likely to be cancelled if  industrial action goes ahead. Aer Arann provides these services under a franchise from Aer Lingus.

Regional airline Aer Arann has signalled that it is considering laying staff off if its pilots go ahead with a threatened strike next week.Pilots at t(...)

Travellers face the cancellation of Aer Lingus regional flights in Ireland and Britain next week because of a strike threat at Aer Arann, which actual(...)

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