# public-service - Today’s News
# public-service - Saturday 16 November, 2013
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
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
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
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
The union represents workers in the Civil Service, An Post, FÁS and other organisations.
# public-service - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
The final report of the public sector pay deal’s implementation body has outlined the savings it achieved.
# public-service - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
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
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
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
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
The public expenditure minister tells TheJournal.ie 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
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
Regional Secratary of UNITE hit out at the government, accusing it of “subverting the democratic process”.
# public-service - Thursday 14 March, 2013
The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.
# public-service - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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
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
A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.
# public-service - Friday 11 January, 2013
A draft Troika report, obtained by TheJournal.ie, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.
# public-service - Thursday 3 January, 2013
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
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
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
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.
# public-service - Tuesday 20 November, 2012
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
HSE representatives appearing before the Public Accounts Commitee said most allowances are paid to frontline service provision staff.
# public-service - Friday 2 November, 2012
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
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
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
The Tánaiste says the planned removal of public sector allowances will be done in “accordance with industrial relation procedures”.
# public-service - Tuesday 9 October, 2012
The Barack Obama campaign has made an ad mocking Mitt Romney over his Big Bird comments – but Sesame Street isn’t happy.
# public-service - Wednesday 26 September, 2012
Protests are also planned against the latest round of austerity measures.
# public-service - Tuesday 25 September, 2012
Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.
# public-service - Monday 24 September, 2012
The junior finance minister says that salaries of over €100,000 paid to people in the public sector is “the biggest area” the government needs to look at.
# public-service - Sunday 23 September, 2012
We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…
# public-service - Thursday 20 September, 2012
The committee is to scrutinise the controversial allowances to public sector workers following news that savings targeted this year will not be met.