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#Civil Servants

# civil-servants - Friday 31 July, 2020

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets

MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.

# civil-servants - Monday 28 October, 2019

Civil servants plotting mobile phone 'facial recognition' to boost sign-ups for controversial MyGovId platform

You need a PSC to get a MyGovId, and senior civil servants have looking at expanding the services available on it.

# civil-servants - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants

Decentralisation was previously brought in by former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy in 2003.

# civil-servants - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times Exclusive

The Department of Foreign Affairs was unwilling to make it a requirement.

# civil-servants - Monday 28 January, 2019

Labour Court to hold talks this afternoon between unions and government as nurses strike looms

Minister Paschal Donohoe issued a warning earlier today over reaching a pay deal with nurses.

# civil-servants - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin

The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.

# civil-servants - Monday 1 October, 2018

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today

The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

Poll: What age would you like to retire at? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What age would you like to retire at?

The mandatory retirement age for civil servants is to rise from 65 to 70 under new measures.

# civil-servants - Friday 1 December, 2017

Civil servants 'should not be scapegoated' or 'be subjected to a witch hunt', says union

The statement from the AHCPS comes after a week of criticism of civil servants in the Department of Justice.

# civil-servants - Friday 28 April, 2017

Paschal Donohoe is gearing up for a 'very demanding' public sector pay showdown

The Public Service Pay Commission will soon deliver its report.

# civil-servants - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Civil servants' union wants a €1.4 billion pay restoration

Geraghty said that he didn’t want the issue to be a public sector versus private sector divide, but said that their demands were “reasonable”.

# civil-servants - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today

The basic salary of a TD had been cut from 92,672 to €87,358 under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.

# civil-servants - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

# civil-servants - Monday 1 August, 2016

The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year

The figures were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty.

# civil-servants - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further?

Public sector workers’ average number of sick days each year is twice that of the private sector according to figures released by the government.

# civil-servants - Sunday 12 July, 2015

The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it

It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year

Hitting the gym, Oireachtas Committee meetings and learning languages were all on the agenda.

# civil-servants - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Civil servants are going to get new keep fit plans at work

The public sector employs 288,561 people in Ireland, around 15% of the workforce.

# civil-servants - Monday 8 June, 2015

Civil servants union wants an extra four and a half days holidays

“The private sector people are looking at it with their jaws dropped.”

# civil-servants - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Public servants could be in for €800 windfall

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# civil-servants - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Irish people say what they really think about civil servants

There seems to be a disparity between people’s experiences and what they feel.

# civil-servants - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The vast majority of staff in Enda Kenny's office are proud to work there

That’s according to a new survey that was carried out last year.

# civil-servants - Friday 9 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Indian government worker sacked after pulling a 24-year-long sickie Work It Out

Indian government worker sacked after pulling a 24-year-long sickie

The civil servant took leave from work in 1990 and never came back.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

# civil-servants - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money

The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.

# civil-servants - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Labour Court rules in unions' favour over Injuries Board outsourcing

Unions said the transfer of work had been made without consultation with unions. The board said it has been outsourcing for years.

# civil-servants - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge This pub is offering free drinks to civil servants experiencing wage delays Sound

# civil-servants - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don't perform should 'of course' be sacked

Senior civil servant Robert Watt called for a debate on making it easier to sack public sector workers at the MacGill Summer School yesterday.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

The ten commandments for a better civil service

If they were good enough for Moses…

# civil-servants - Friday 9 May, 2014

Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they've made it their union's "primary goal"

As part of the three-year Haddington Road Agreement, salaries above €65,000 that were cut were due to be restored when it expired.

# civil-servants - Friday 25 April, 2014

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed?

Unions are calling for pay rises ahead of tax cuts for the general public.

# civil-servants - Friday 21 February, 2014

There are 359 departmental staff currently on career breaks

And 63 have been on breaks for over five years.

# civil-servants - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

# civil-servants - Thursday 4 July, 2013

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today

As are the country’s 292,000 civil servants who are experiencing the first effects of the Haddington Road Agreement in their pay cheques today.

# civil-servants - Friday 28 June, 2013

Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal

The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants has voted 64 to 36 per cent to back the agreement.

# civil-servants - Friday 31 May, 2013

UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal

The union says the new proposals don’t address its concerns about the broader economic effect of public pay cuts.

# civil-servants - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal

The INMO had rejected the Croke Park II pay deal but has said the new deal is the best available for its members

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