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# private-sector - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'Beast from the East is coming our way': Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work

During Storm Ophelia’s red alert there was confusion as to whether people should go to work or remain at home.

# private-sector - 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.

# private-sector - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Here is the pay gap between public and private sector workers

Earnings were generally higher in the public sector, but the gap has narrowed markedly.

# private-sector - Thursday 29 December, 2016

The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried

Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.

# private-sector - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members

Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.

# private-sector - 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.

# private-sector - Monday 4 January, 2016

House prices outside of Dublin are flying up

It is still quite a bit pricier to live in the capital.

# private-sector - Monday 25 August, 2014

Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector

The average public sector wage is just short of €920 per week – but experts say that could be skewed.

# private-sector - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?

The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.

# private-sector - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers

Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.

# private-sector - Thursday 22 May, 2014

There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland

Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.

# private-sector - Monday 21 April, 2014

State Claims Agency doubles its remits to save €4 million

It now covers bodies such as the Criminal Assets Bureau, Nama, and the Labour Court.

# private-sector - Monday 13 May, 2013

Croke Park deal should INCREASE spending, not cut it, says union

UNITE says trying to cut the public pay bill will shrink the economy – so the proposed savings should be invested instead.

# private-sector - Sunday 12 May, 2013

SIPTU boss says temporary tax hikes to high earners could avoid public cuts

Jack O’Connor says he is becoming optimistic that there could yet be progress on a replacement to the Croke Park 2 deal.

# private-sector - Monday 22 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# private-sector - Friday 29 March, 2013

Should charities act like private businesses to make more money?

Private businesses invest money to make money – so charities should take a leaf out of their book, a fundraising expert says.

# private-sector - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 office perks we all need: a manifesto The Working Life

9 office perks we all need: a manifesto

It’s not about public sector vs private sector. It’s about human rights.

# private-sector - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Despite the critics, the Croke Park Agreement is working

Croke Park is polarising – but it wouldn’t have survived this long if it wasn’t working. Here’s ten reasons that prove it, writes Niall Shanahan.

# private-sector - Monday 22 October, 2012

Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment

However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.

# private-sector - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers

How much is the Nobel Prize worth to YOU? And after the first two debates, how likely is it that Obama will remain president?

# private-sector - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park

Public sector workers have seen their average wages rise while others fall – and this can’t continue, writes Keith Redmond.

# private-sector - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Average industrial wage down by 3.3 per cent in second quarter

The average industrial worker now earns €41,807 a year; the average salary across all sectors is down to €35,768.

# private-sector - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Varadkar says CIE transport fares could increase

However the Minister for Transport said a rise in fares could have a damaging impact on the demand for CIE services.

# private-sector - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days?

Sick leave costs the Government and businesses millions every year. So should employees have to provide proof?

# private-sector - Saturday 7 April, 2012

# private-sector - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Public service pay drop bigger than in private sector

…but average wages are still falling overall, new figures show.

# private-sector - Monday 27 February, 2012

Government publishes draft legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers

The final legislation is expected to be published by Minister Brendan Howlin later this year.

# private-sector - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Single and working full time

Budget 2012 has seen an increase of 2 percentage points in VAT and an increase in tax on fuel.

# private-sector - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Austrian bank governor hints ECB may allow 'temporary Greek default'

Yields on two-year Greek bonds approach an astronomical 40 per cent as Ewald Nowotny speaks out.

Bank tax on the way to save Greece?

Speculation is mounting on possible solutions to Greece’s – and Europe’s – debt crisis ahead of an emergency summit on Thursday.

# private-sector - Friday 6 May, 2011

Government may levy private pensions to pay for jobs budget

The Irish Association of Pension Funds says a new levy on private pensions would be tantamount to a ‘stealth tax’.

# private-sector - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Average hourly earnings fell by 1.6% in 2010

Hourly earnings fell across the private and public sector last year – as did levels of employment.