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Employment law

I read recent media reports about an insolvent business which closed, leaving its employees short on wages. I fear that I may be in a similar situation shortly as my employer’s business is very weak at present. My colleagues and I are owed several weeks wages and I am concerned that my employer will simply be unable to pay my colleagues and I what we are owed. Is it true that a Government-backed fund exists which would come to my aid if my employer closes leaving me short on wages?

Jobs threatened by plans for Heritage Council

The Environmental Pillar has written to the Taoiseach claiming that thousands of jobs are threatened by Government proposals to move the Heritage Council into the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht.

IFA president meets Tanaiste to present pre-budget submission

At a meeting with the Tanaiste Mary Coughlan, IFA president, Kilkennyman John Bryan covered a wide range of pre-budget issues, and set down a clear marker that agri schemes must be fully funded going in 2011.

Job losses at Smithwicks part of voluntary redundancy programme

Contrary to recent media reports, job losses at St Francis Abbey Brewery in Kilkenny are voluntary redundancies that had been agreed with employees and unions last year.

International mental health seminar in Mayo

Leaders in the field of mental health will meet in Mayo on May 17 and 18 next to meet providers, service users, carers, and family members and to overview the services and share information on how inclusion at all levels, clinical, operational, and strategic is being promoted within the service.

Facing down the rocky road of 2009

As we embark on our journey through 2009 it seems there will be a rocky road ahead.

IRMS security employers not to appear before court

Following a request by Judge Mary Devins for the prosecution in an assault case involving Maura Harrington to go back to the DPP in light of recent media reports about the connection between IRMS staff — who were witnesses in the case — and issues in Bolivia in relation to the credibility of these witnesses, and that the security employers may be called into court, Superintendent Frank Walsh outlined that DPP direction was not for the employers to be called into court, that any involvement with the security company outside of the jurisdiction should not be examined, and that evidence should be based on the veracity of the two witnesses.

Harrington accused of dangerous driving while following Shell worker’s vehicle

Maura Harrington, Doohoma, faced two charges of dangerous driving at Ballina District Court on Tuesday after she was observed driving erratically — while she pursued a white transit van carrying 16 IRMS security workers who are employed on Shell’s Glengad site — through the townlands of Annaghmore and Ballinglen, Ballycastle.


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