The surge in the vote for an anti-immigration party in Sweden had little effect on sovereign debt markets, with the focus remaining on Italy’s new populist government as it prepares to unveil its firsts budget next month.
Scotland Yard has apologised to seven women who were deceived into “abusive, deceitful, manipulative and wrong” relationships with undercover police officers.
A woman who had a child by an undercover officer has said "there is no closure for me" after receiving £425,000 (€539,500) in compensation from Britain’s biggest police force.
A highly-criticised undercover police unit was so secretive even Scotland Yard bosses were unaware that it existed, it has emerged.
Police are to publicly apologise for the use of names of dead children by undercover officers.
Customers have been assured of the safety of taxis operating in Cork by the Cork branch of the Irish Taxi Drivers Federation.
AN POST has been ordered to pay a former employee more than €70,000 compensation for preventing him applying for a job because he was over 60.
COMPLAINTS about employment and age are among the major grievances coming before the Equality Authority and this lends added significance to the compensation award of more than €70,000 to a former employee of An Post.
An Post has reported an after-tax profit of €40.7m for 2005.
Up to 8,000 An Post workers will decide within two weeks whether to disrupt the national postal service over undelivered wage rises.
Nato today welcomed the plea by the wife of fugitive Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic for her husband to surrender, saying such a move would benefit his family, Bosnia and the whole region.
The wife of fugitive Radovan Karadzic today appealed to her husband to surrender to the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal “for the sake of the family”.
An Post today called for an increase in stamp rates and transaction tariffs to ensure the survival of the loss-making company.
AN independent group will today be appointed by the Labour Court to examine controversial cost-cutting plans by management at An Post.
A postal strike that could have severely disrupted mail deliveries from this morning has been averted following the intervention of the National Implementation Body.
Strike action at An Post was narrowly avoided tonight as union chiefs and management lifted staff suspensions and removed threats of a walkout.
The threat of disruption to postal services has been lifted.
Postal services across the country are likely to be hit by industrial action from tomorrow morning following An Post's decision not to reinstate 68 workers it suspended earlier this week.
Disruption to postal services is likely from later today due to a stand-off between An Post and the Communications Workers Union over the closure of the company’s SDS subsidiary.
Ireland's postal service could be facing renewed disruption following An Post's decision to suspend 68 workers at its SDS parcel delivery service.
Staff at An Post – who staged a one-day stoppage yesterday – agreed tonight to suspend further strike action ahead of talks with the Government next week.
Communications Minister Noel Dempsey has invited An Post unions and management to meet with him in an effort to resolve their long-running difficulties.
Postal workers have not ruled out further disruptions before Christmas after a one-day stoppage today, it has emerged.
Thousands of postal workers have turned out at a rally in Dublin to highlight their ongoing dispute with An Post management.
Postal services throughout the country have come to a standstill this morning due to a one-day strike by members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU).
A one-day stoppage by postal workers could delay thousands of welfare payments shattering public confidence in the company, it was claimed today.
Postal services in Galway are facing disruption today due to a dispute over Christmas overtime arrangements.
Unions and bosses at An Post are to take part in a week of intensive discussions over the closure of the loss-making Special Delivery Service, it has emerged today.
Thousands of pensioners and other social welfare recipients are facing possible delays in their payments next week due to a planned strike by postal workers.
THOUSANDS of welfare recipients and pensioners will be prevented from collecting their payments next week because of a planned one-day strike, An Post warned last night.
Postal services are set for disruption next Wednesday when An Post workers will stage a national day of protest.
Postal services could grind to a halt next Wednesday due to a planned one-day stoppage by members of the Communications Workers' Union.
An Post has warned the Communication Workers' Union that it will sue for any losses arising from strike action threatened by postal workers.
WORKERS at An Post are expected to vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action today, as another battle between unions and the company looms over the closure of SDS.
Almost 300 jobs are to be axed with the closure of An Post’s parcel delivery service, management confirmed today.
A meeting of the board of An Post at the GPO this morning takes place against a backdrop of a protest by SDS workers, who claim the company has exaggerated financial problems.
THREE directors of An Post are to seek legal advice over the company’s decision to close its parcel and courier division, SDS, with the loss of 270 jobs.
THE financial crisis at An Post is no surprise. They have been guilty of inefficient work practices for more than 50 years. Their effort to mend things by increasing stamp prices is laughable.
Discussions between the Communications Workers Union (CWU) and An Post at the Labour Relations Commission have broken down.
THERE was angry reaction from the public and private sector yesterday to news that An Post is seeking a 14.5% increase in the price of a stamp from the communications regulator, ComReg.
AER LINGUS workers are expected to vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in advance of negotiations over radical restructuring plans proposed by management.
AN POST last night expressed its willingness to open talks on the company’s decision to close its loss- making SDS parcel division.
WORKERS were shocked and “betrayed” last night at An Post’s announcement that it will seek 270 job cuts in its loss making parcels and courier division, SDS.
Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney has blamed poor management for An Post’s decision to close its loss-making SDS parcel-delivery service.
The Communications Workers Union has expressed its shock at An Post’s decision to close down its SDS parcel-delivery service.
An Post has confirmed it is planning to close its SDS parcel delivery service and said the move would lead to 270 job losses.
An Post is set to close its SDS parcel delivery service in a move that could threaten up to 800 jobs.
Reports today said An Post is considering closing its loss-making SDS courier service, which employs 270 people.
An Post lost over €46 million in 2003, despite predicting a €1 million profit, and now wants to lay off 1,350 staff.
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