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# public-service - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Gardaí €13 million off target for Haddington Road savings

There was also a similar shortfall last year, with just €9 million of the projected €15 million in savings achieved.

# public-service - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Council workers in South Dublin are working to rule today

Their union say that their pay has been cut unilaterally.

# public-service - Friday 16 May, 2014

Impact: We want more pay… as long as the economy can handle it

The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.

# public-service - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.

# public-service - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Problems recruiting consultants? ‘Let’s deal with it’

The IMO said this evening that there has been nothing but “disincentives and obstacles” put in the way of highly skilled doctors.

# public-service - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

‘A lot done, more to do’: Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement

Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.

# public-service - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Our government hides its actions by obstructing Freedom of Information

To hide public service deficiency and ensure that ‘accountability’ remains a word in the dictionary, senior public servants have been waging a long war on Freedom of Information, writes Aaron McKenna.

# public-service - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O’Reilly as Ombudsman

He’s set to take up the position after serving in the same role in Wales. There were 35 expressions of interest in the job from journalists, PR professionals, politicians and others.

# public-service - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight

The Public Appointments Service says it’s a standard procedure, and helps them monitor equality across the public service.

# public-service - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From Business ETC Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

# public-service - Friday 12 July, 2013

From Business ETC Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road Public Pay

Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road

The union represents workers in the Civil Service, An Post, FÁS and other organisations.

# public-service - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion

The final report of the public sector pay deal’s implementation body has outlined the savings it achieved.

# public-service - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending

ERT will cease operations for three months, and is likely to reopen with only a fraction of its current workforce of 2,800.

# public-service - Friday 31 May, 2013

From Business ETC New broadcasting charge won’t be used to save ailing newspapers Broadcasting Charge

New broadcasting charge won’t be used to save ailing newspapers Exclusive

Pat Rabbitte says the replacement for the TV licence needs to ensure minimal standards for RTÉ, and can’t save other media.

# public-service - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

‘Industrial peace’ on the way if unions accept pay proposals

If the union’s proposals are accepted, the ‘essential elements’ of the Croke Park Agreement will remain in place.

# public-service - Monday 13 May, 2013

Howlin: It’s in personal interests of public workers to accept pay cuts Exclusive

As he prepares for Kieran Mulvey to sound the death knell on pay talks, Brendan Howlin says national solvency is good for everyone.

# public-service - Friday 10 May, 2013

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal Croke Park 2 This post contains videos

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal Exclusive

The public expenditure minister tells that some unions would need a dramatic U-turn – and that the next option is negotiating with unions on an individual basis.

# public-service - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Five days to go: New deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cuts

The government is seeking to cut public sector pay by €300 million this year and hopes for a negotiated settlement with trade unions by next week.

# public-service - Monday 18 March, 2013

Union tells government to ‘stay the hell away’ from voting process

Regional Secratary of UNITE hit out at the government, accusing it of “subverting the democratic process”.

# public-service - Thursday 14 March, 2013

From Business ETC SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement Croke Park 2

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.

# public-service - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Nurses will “never agree” to Sunday premium cuts

The INMO said it will not be moving the proposals as it returns to talks on the Croke Park Agreement today.

# public-service - Monday 18 February, 2013

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?

The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…

Croke Park talks on public sector pay and reform to continue

Meanwhile, an alliance of gardaí, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and prison officers will hold a rally in Dublin this evening.

# public-service - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?

Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?

# public-service - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# public-service - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Rouen, Robin Hood and Real Madrid: The week in numbers

Also, how many of Kerry’s councillors actually favour relaxed drink-driving rules? And just how rich is Apple?

# public-service - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts

Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.

# public-service - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table – Taoiseach

In a wide-ranging interview with RTÉ, the Taoiseach also said that he was “not in the business of providing abortion on demand” and said the Anglo promissory note would be restructured.

# public-service - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are ‘too costly’, says Troika

A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.

# public-service - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers Exclusive

A draft Troika report, obtained by, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.

# public-service - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Howlin activates new ‘average earnings’ pensions scheme for public workers

Any new entrant to the public sector will have their final pension calculated based on their average wage, not their final salary.

# public-service - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal

We’re breaking the hiring freeze to staff our health service – and the new entrants will be taking the pay cuts nobody else wants.

# public-service - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Howlin says public jobs, low-level pay rates remain off the table

Brendan Howlin says talks this week on getting more from the Croke Park Deal will not touch lower pay rates.

# public-service - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.

# public-service - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

From Business ETC Government asks unions to attend talks on improving Croke Park savings Croke Park Deal

Government asks unions to attend talks on improving Croke Park savings

Brendan Howlin says depending on how the first talks ago, the parties might start negotiations on a successor to Croke Park.

# public-service - Thursday 8 November, 2012

More than €166m in allowances paid to HSE staff last year

HSE representatives appearing before the Public Accounts Commitee said most allowances are paid to frontline service provision staff.

# public-service - Friday 2 November, 2012

Column: Public sector increments are like a parallel universe

Imagine asking for a pay rise after your business goes bust. That’s the reality of increments, writes Keith Redmond.

# public-service - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Government launches performance measure website

How is Ireland doing? The Government has launched a pilot performance measurement website Ireland Stat to answer that question.

# public-service - Sunday 21 October, 2012

From Business ETC In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park? Croke Park Deal

In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?

Public pay and pensions can’t be touched under Croke Park. So just how much of public spending does that make up?

# public-service - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Gilmore: ‘Individual departments’ to pursue public sector allowance cuts

The Tánaiste says the planned removal of public sector allowances will be done in “accordance with industrial relation procedures”.

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