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# strikes - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Saudi-led air strikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen village market

The strikes also killed 11 rebel fighters and wounded 16 civilians.

# strikes - Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

# strikes - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy

France’s biggest trade union is planning street protests next month.

# strikes - Friday 7 April, 2017

UK, Canada, France and Germany all support Trump strike on Syria

Russia, however says it wants an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

FactCheck: Is secondary picketing actually illegal?

We test a claim that spread widely after last Friday’s actions by some Bus Éireann workers.

# strikes - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Unions agree to talks with Bus Éireann management - but pickets stay put

During the last round of talks both sides accused each other of not being ‘flexible’ enough.

# strikes - Friday 27 January, 2017

Unions say they're 'ready for battle' as Bus Éireann announces widespread pay cuts

Strike action now looks inevitable.

# strikes - Friday 30 December, 2016

Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers

From celebrity deaths, to centenary commemorations – 2016 was certainly a year to remember (or forget).

# strikes - Thursday 17 November, 2016

CSO graph captures Irish industrial relations' year of discontent

A total of 14,220 days were lost due to industrial disputes from July to September.

# strikes - Thursday 10 November, 2016

A typical student teacher here is a high-achieving, socially advantaged, white Irish woman

Demand for student teacher positions is still high despite ongoing industrial action over newly-qualified pay.

# strikes - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'We don't need gardaí to go on strike for us to realise how special they are'

Paschal Donohoe said today that his department has put in place a “substantial arrangement and package” for gardaí.

# strikes - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Poll: Who do you think is responsible for the wave of strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

# strikes - Friday 30 September, 2016

Poll: After the Dublin Bus pay deal, do you feel you deserve a pay rise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: After the Dublin Bus pay deal, do you feel you deserve a pay rise?

Should a rising tide lift all boats?

# strikes - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Strikes, terror threats and flooding - here's what Irish fans travelling to the Euros need to look out for

What’s the security situation? Are transport strikes still ongoing? Has the flooding receded?

# strikes - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# strikes - Saturday 28 May, 2016

US strikes have killed a key Islamic State leader

Maher Al-Bilawi was the IS commander in Fallujah.

# strikes - Monday 23 May, 2016

Luas security reject pay deal, but no strikes on the horizon just yet

Luas security workers currently earn €10.75 an hour.

# strikes - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Ryanair cancels 74 flights across Europe due to French air traffic control strike Bof

Ryanair cancels 74 flights across Europe due to French air traffic control strike

Just two flights in and out of Ireland with the airline are affected.

# strikes - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

How did it come to this?: The many twists of the never-ending Luas strike

The ongoing Luas dispute continues to cause headaches for commuters, with more strikes planned.

# strikes - Monday 16 May, 2016

Transdev planning to bid for bus routes set to be tendered this year

The French-based company currently operates the Luas service.

# strikes - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Suspension of strikes at more than 70 Tesco stores

The action had been set to go ahead on Monday.

# strikes - Friday 6 May, 2016

The real winner from the Luas strikes? Taxi drivers

“You’d be mad not to be working,” one taxi driver told

# strikes - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

If you get the Luas, you need alternative plans tomorrow

Transdev this week walked out of talks in which drivers asked for a 26.5% pay increase.

# strikes - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Transdev says it will start docking Luas drivers' pay during strikes

Pay will be docked as much as 10% strikes continue.

# strikes - Saturday 26 March, 2016

FactCheck: Are Luas drivers really paid more than junior doctors?’s FactCheck is back. And we’re stepping into the country’s biggest argument at the moment.

# strikes - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Luas drivers have announced four more days of strikes

Siptu says the drivers have “no option”.

# strikes - Friday 4 March, 2016

Cadbury workers suspend strike after agreement to take outsourcing “off the table”

The strike began early yesterday morning.

# strikes - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Luas workers on strike: here's what you need to know to get around

The strike began this morning and will continue until Saturday.

# strikes - Thursday 10 December, 2015

‘It’s absolute bedlam’ – nurses’ strike set to go ahead as 372 reported on hospital trolleys yesterday

The INMO believes there is “a tolerance of emergency department overcrowding”.

# strikes - Friday 24 July, 2015

35 militants believed dead as Turkey gets very, very aggressive towards Islamic State

The eastern European country, which borders Syria, has finally entered the fray.

# strikes - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark

The airline has launched an online petition against French air traffic control strikes, while the Danish Labour Court has ruled that unions can now strike against them.

# strikes - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Thousands of Dunnes staff are only one step away from mass strikes

Their union says workers are being denied a basic standard of living.

# strikes - Monday 29 September, 2014

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

# strikes - Friday 12 September, 2014

CIA triples its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters

Up to 2,000 Westerners are fighting with the group, the intelligence agency says.

# strikes - Monday 8 September, 2014

# strikes - Monday 25 August, 2014

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza

The shelling comes as Egypt has proposed a new peace deal.

# strikes - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Three Hamas commanders and four children among at least 15 killed in Israeli strikes today

Air strikes have stepped up on day 45 of the conflict, militants fired 18 rockets over the border since midnight.

From Business ETC Industrial disputes have cost 8,324 working days so far this year Productivity

Industrial disputes have cost 8,324 working days so far this year

That’s more than double the number for the same period last year.

# strikes - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Poll: Do you support the planned rail strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the planned rail strikes?

Are you on board?

# strikes - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

This is the Hamas Prime Minister's office after an Israeli air strike

Also hit was a Hamas-run television and radio station.

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