THE dispute between the country’s rail unions and Irish Rail shows no sign whatsoever of being moved towards a settlement: the unions — four of them — have started their one-day strike programmes, and warned that they are thinking about action that will close the network during the Christmas and new year holidays. And there’s talk of walk-outs hitting bus services early in the new year.
Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
When I started playing GAA at under nines and under tens game day, for me, meant a thirty minute trip in the back of my parents’ Honda Civic into Waterford City, a short spin to one of the nearby parishes or a stroll over to the local field at Dunhill GAA Club.
Wed, 28 May, 2014
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visited a shrine yesterday that is seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo’s wartime aggression, infuriating China and South Korea and prompting concern from the United States about deteriorating ties between the North Asian neighbours.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2013
The head of the International Monetary Fund on called today for urgent action to tackle Europe's debt problems and an approaching fiscal crisis in the US, warning that ripple effects from the global slowdown are being felt around the world.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2012
China said it would lodge a complaint with Japan after it detained Chinese activists who landed on a disputed island and raised a flag yesterday, as tension between Japan and its neighbours escalated on the anniversary of the end of World War Two.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2012
The Chinese and Japanese prime ministers held an impromptu meeting in a hallway at a conference in Europe, in the highest-level contact between the countries since a bitter territorial dispute erupted a month ago, both governments confirmed Tuesday.
Tue, 05 Oct, 2010
Japan’s foreign minister today pledged to smooth ties with China and South Korea after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi enraged the two Asian neighbours and sparked business jitters by visiting a war shrine that critics say glorifies Japan’s militaristic past.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2005
ASIA remembered the 60th anniversary of Japan’s Second World War surrender yesterday by honouring the dead and searching for reconciliation, while Japan’s leader tried to salve wounds by apologising for the “great damages and pain” it inflicted on its neighbours.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2005