News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. Congress statement on beef industry dispute[News] - Issued 11 Sep 2019
    Congress has urged the employer's body, IBEC and Meat Industry Ireland, the group which represents processors in the sector, to urgently resolve the beef dispute which has put thousands of jobs at risk. General Secretary Patricia King this morning …


  2. Sunday Business Post article on Jobs and Brexit, Ger Gibbons Congress Social Policy & Legislative Officer[News] - Issued 9 Sep 2019
    While Brexit cannot be compared to the economic shock that hit the Republic after 2008 – when employment fell from over 2.2 million to just under 1.9 million by early 2012, there is no doubt that Brexit, and a hard Brexit in particular, would have …


  3. Unions and Environmental Organisations have a Common Struggle [News] - Issued 9 Sep 2019
    The link between union density and fighting climate change Paul Goldrick-Kelly Economist NERI The collective challenge we face from human-induced climate change cannot be overstated. Meeting this challenge will require decisive action by countries …


  4. ICTU and NERI meet Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe TD[News] - Issued 6 Sep 2019
    Representatives of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and of the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI), met the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Pascal Donohoe TD, this afternoon to discuss Budget 2020. The ICTU representatives …


  5. Preparing for Brexit [News] - Issued 3 Sep 2019
    The threat of Brexit has caused huge uncertainty for workers North and South of the Border. Congress has examined in detail this threat to jobs and business in “Preparing for Brexit – ICTU Proposals to support jobs and workers”.   The key …


  6. Brexit - ICTU Proposals to support jobs and workers in Northern Ireland[News] - Issued 30 Aug 2019
  7. Time to invest in our people, public services and infrastructure - Congress pre-budget submission[News] - Issued 27 Aug 2019
  8. Report from Global Solidarity Summer School[News] - Issued 26 Aug 2019
  9. Padraig Yeates remembers the Lockout of 1913 which began 106 years ago [News] - Issued 26 Aug 2019
  10. Brexit, Tourism and the border - the need for "operation preparation"[News] - Issued 26 Aug 2019
  11. Congress writes to Minister Coveney re US Sanctions on Venezuela[News] - Issued 21 Aug 2019
  12. Donegal student Tara Toye says -"stand up for what you believe in"[News] - Issued 16 Aug 2019
  13. Tax Breaks: Time for Serious Reform - Dr Tom McDonnell NERI[Article] - Issued 14 Aug 2019
  14. What exactly is precarious work and why are young workers vulnerable ? [News] - Issued 14 Aug 2019
  15. Congress support for demands of Hong Kong Council of Trade Unions[News] - Issued 14 Aug 2019
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