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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 20 October, 2017


# ballot - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# ballot - Monday 22 May, 2017

Largest Bus Éireann union votes to accept Labour Court recommendations

Their acceptance means that no further strike action is likely at the service in the near-future.

# ballot - Friday 31 March, 2017

School bus drivers to be asked if they want to join strike action

Bus Éireann workers have been striking for eight days now – but school services hadn’t been affected.

# ballot - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Four Tesco stores vote to join strike, six vote against

From Monday, 20 stores will be subject to industrial action.

# ballot - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Bus Éireann Unite members vote unanimously to strike

The state-run transport service has announced a range of cost-cutting measures.

# ballot - Friday 13 January, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade to be balloted on strike action

Siptu says a lack of ambulances means firefighters are overworked and under-resourced.

# ballot - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'

Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.

# ballot - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Gardaí vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pay

The ballot results were announced this morning.

# ballot - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

We've been promised four referendums - but not one on abortion

Instead, a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ will be able to make recommendations to the Dáil on issues like the Eighth Amendment.

# ballot - Monday 11 January, 2016

From The42 Robbie Keane did NOT vote for Lionel Messi to win this year's Ballon d'Or Ballot

Robbie Keane did NOT vote for Lionel Messi to win this year's Ballon d'Or

Meanwhile, Irish manager Martin O’Neill nominated Eden Hazard as one of his picks.

# ballot - Friday 22 May, 2015

People are coming #HomeToVote and it's making Ireland fierce emotional

Chopping a giant onion here, sorry.

# ballot - Thursday 12 March, 2015

‘Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff – that will end’

Voluntary duties are to be withdrawn from prison officers under industrial action voted on yesterday.

# ballot - Monday 29 December, 2014

Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president

Stavros Dimas received votes 168 today from parliament’s 300 seats — short of the 180 votes needed to win.

# ballot - Saturday 13 December, 2014

'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election

Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.

# ballot - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Union insists no plans for Christmas strike as Aer Lingus cabin crew vote on action

Impact has issued a new ballot on industrial action following legal advice.

# ballot - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Ukrainian voters head to the polls in snap elections for a new parliament

Iti’s expected the egislature filled with reformers and nationalists backing President Petro Poroshenko’s drive to bring Ukraine closer to the West.

# ballot - Friday 10 October, 2014

Staff in six of Dublin's major hospitals vote for strike action

The pay and roster dispute involves hospital porters, catering operatives, laboratory assistants and CSSD Technicians.

# ballot - Monday 7 July, 2014

Irish Rail staff could strike over proposed pay cuts

Members of the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union are waiting to see if Irish Rail will proceed with proposed pay cuts.

# ballot - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Irish Rail staff to have their say on proposed cuts

The result of a SIPTU ballot is expected to be known on 11 July.

# ballot - Friday 20 June, 2014

Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services

The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.

# ballot - Monday 16 June, 2014

SIPTU members at Irish Rail to vote on new proposals

The ballot will start on Thursday and will be counted next month.

# ballot - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Ballot papers unchanged since 1963 need to be 'modernised'

The format of referendum ballot papers has remained largely unchanged for over 50 years.

# ballot - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Irish Rail workers vote for industrial action but don't want to strike

SIPTU said industrial action will only happen if changes to pay and conditions are implemented without agreement.

# ballot - Monday 26 May, 2014

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014

The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.

# ballot - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Selfies in the polling booth are a bad idea, says Department

Consider yourselves warned… Yes, that includes you, Taoiseach.

# ballot - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

SIPTU to vote on strike action at Irish Rail

Irish Rail said that the failure to implement cost saving measures will result in redundancies and the closure of some lines.

# ballot - Sunday 9 March, 2014

SF Ireland South candidate: "We have to put up with the fact that we're part of Europe"

Liadh Ní Riada says she’s determined to work within the structures of the EU to help Ireland access further funds for job creation.

# ballot - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign Retrospective This post contains images

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

# ballot - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.

# ballot - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.

# ballot - Saturday 18 January, 2014

ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert

The unions say teachers’ concerns over the planned revamp of the junior cycle aren’t being addressed.

# ballot - Thursday 16 January, 2014

SIPTU members at Aer Lingus and DAA to vote on strike action

The decision comes a month after SIPTU said that Aer Lingus had threatened them with legal action legal action if they went ahead with a ballot.

# ballot - Thursday 19 December, 2013

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement

ASTI General Secretary Pat King said failure by the Government to meet its commitments under the deal would be unacceptable.

# ballot - Friday 6 December, 2013

Staff at DAA, Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus to hold ballot on industrial action

SIPTU members in Aer Lingus and the DAA are involved in a pension dispute.

# ballot - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

SIPTU Dublin Bus drivers vote against industrial action

SIPTU said the acceptance of cost reduction proposals by the majority of workers indicated that any strike action would not have the level of unity required.

# ballot - Thursday 31 October, 2013

SIPTU will sanction Dublin Bus strike if voted for by drivers

The workers are to be ballotted on strike action next Tuesday and Wednesday.

# ballot - Friday 25 October, 2013

Dublin Bus drivers vote on new company plan

The drivers have been voting since yesterday and the result is due later today.

# ballot - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

IMO recommends junior doctors say 'yes' to LRC proposals

After negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission, the IMO said this evening that there had been proposals put forward by the HSE.

# ballot - Monday 23 September, 2013

ASTI to discuss industrial action by teachers

In a ballot on Friday, teachers rejected the Haddington Road public sector pay deal and voted in favour of industrial action.

# ballot - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Union chief: 'ESB are refusing to engage in discussions'

ESB unions voted unanimously to hold a ballot for industrial action over pensions.

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