News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. Time for an internationally binding treaty on business and human rights[News] - Issued 18 Oct 2018
    Congress has written to Minister for Foreign Affiars this week seeking Irish Government support for an internationally legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other …


  2. State Purchase of Lands at Luggala Estate, Co. Wicklow[News] - Issued 18 Oct 2018
    For Immediate Use 18 October 2018   The Executive Council at its meeting on Wednesday, 17 October, agreed to support the request to petition the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, that the State should purchase part of the land at …


  3. VAT changes 'significant' but the government fails to tackle the housing crisis[News] - Issued 9 Oct 2018
    9 October 2018     Congress General Secretary Patrica King has welcomed the abolition of the reduced VAT rate for Hotels and Restaurants calling it “a significant measure”. The General Secretary said “the abolition of the reduced VAT rate …


  4. Outcome of Housing Lobby of TDs Shows ‘Clear Political Appetite for Change in Housing Policy’[News] - Issued 2 Oct 2018
    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has published the outcome of a TD lobby campaign on the issue of housing that shows strong support for radical action to tackle the housing and homeless emergency. This comes ahead of the Raise the Roof rally in …


  5. The Belfast Agreement must not be altered by Brexit[News] - Issued 2 Oct 2018
    Speaking on behalf of the Northern Ireland Committee meeting of the ICTU, Owen Reidy, the organisation’s Assistant General Secretary in responding to comments attributed to Arlene Foster the DUP leader stated; “The Belfast Agreement must not be …


  6. Congress Seeks Meeting with Garda Commissioner over Concerns at Policing of Protests[News] - Issued 19 Sep 2018
  7. PROPOSED PARENTAL LEAVE SCHEME PROGRESSIVE BUT FALLS SHORT OF NEEDS OF WORKING FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN[News] - Issued 18 Sep 2018
  8. The General Secretary of the ICTU Patricia King has paid tribute to the former CEO of the Employment Equality Authority and veteran trade unionist, Sylvia Meehan who has died following a long illness[Press Release] - Issued 6 Sep 2018
  9. VOTE BY PILOTS MARKS A TURNING POINT IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AT THE COMPANY[Press Release] - Issued 5 Sep 2018
  10. Trade Unions, Housing Advocates, Community & Campaign Groups Issue Joint Call for Radical Change in Housing Policy[News] - Issued 5 Sep 2018
  11. ESRI/Pobal Childcare Study Echoes ICTU’s Findings and Highlights Need to Increase Investment in Early Years in Budget 2019[Press Release] - Issued 4 Sep 2018
  12. Congress calls on Government to Restore Pay in Section 39 Organisations[Press Release] - Issued 3 Sep 2018
  13. Irish Congress of Trade Unions submission to Public Consultations on the Government of Ireland’s new International Development Policy[News] - Issued 31 Aug 2018
  14. Congress Pre-Budget Submission - Investing our Shared Future [News] - Issued 31 Aug 2018
  15. The Devil will be in the Detail of the new Auto-Enrolment Scheme - Congress [Press Release] - Issued 22 Aug 2018
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