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#Public Sector

# public-sector - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Youth wing of Fine Gael calls for renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement

Young Fine Gael’s national conference has been taking place in Tullamore this weekend.

# public-sector - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Government to close three decentralised offices - report

RTÉ reports that the closure of decentralised offices of FÁS, the Equality Tribunal, and the Department of the Environment has been given the green light.

'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly HSE

'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly

The health minister said the HSE will have lost 4,200 staff, but insisted this would not lead to unsafe services.

# public-sector - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

More than 2,000 to retire from health service by end of month

Enda Kenny has given a detailed breakdown of the numbers expected to leave, after fears were raised over the impact on services.

# public-sector - Monday 6 February, 2012

Government has to fill missing Garda posts - Opposition

Public sector retirements will see 61 vacancies in senior Garda ranks – and the government needs to act to fill these, the Opposition has said.

'Transition teams' set up to manage public sector's pension exodus

Enda Kenny says high-level special units have been established to make sure that retirements next month do not hit services.

# public-sector - Friday 3 February, 2012

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme

The chairman of An Bord Snip Nua attacks the “very poorly designed” system which may leave the public sector understaffed.

# public-sector - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Howlin: 'Foolish' to say there won't be problems with public sector exodus

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has admitted he can’t guarantee there won’t be individual problems caused by the exodus of public sector workers at the end of the month.

# public-sector - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Cost of public sector pay rises to be halved this year – Howlin

The length-of-service increments will cost the taxpayer €90million in 2012 – down from €180million last year.

# public-sector - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow' HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

# public-sector - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Majority of FG-Lab councillors want Croke Park deal changed - survey

A survey carried out by a Fine Gael senator finds that two-thirds of FG and Labour councillors would back amending the deal.

# public-sector - Thursday 12 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes

The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.

# public-sector - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# public-sector - Monday 12 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Croke Park Deal may be renegotiated if economy slumps - Rabbitte

The communications minister says a torrid economy could well force the government to revisit the current public pay deal.

# public-sector - Friday 9 December, 2011

Public service will lose 9,000 staff in next three months - Howlin

Public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin says around 9,000 staff will take advantage of a handsome pension deal and retire.

# public-sector - Monday 5 December, 2011

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?

One Budget day down, one to go – and we’re looking for your thoughts about the proceedings so far…

# public-sector - Friday 2 December, 2011

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'

The controversial ‘Top Gear’ presenter joked that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.

# public-sector - Thursday 1 December, 2011

HSE rolls back on expenses row HSE

HSE rolls back on expenses row

The HSE had said that it wouldn’t pay travel expenses to its staff – but reversed the decision following a meeting between the Minister for Health and the head of the HSE.

# public-sector - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Two million staff on strike, in UK's biggest action since 1979

Public sector workers are striking, over government proposals to make staff work longer and pay more in order to earn pensions.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Public sector pensions hit (a bit) by new levy, mixed news on the money front, how Dublin is better than Paris, and how often do men really think about naughty things?

# public-sector - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.

# public-sector - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill Exclusive

The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.

# public-sector - Friday 18 November, 2011

Public service reform plans are 'weak' and 'wrong' says opposition

The government has been criticised for proposing to cut 23,500 jobs in the public sector over the next four years.

# public-sector - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015

The government has outlined plans which also include the merging of nearly 50 state agencies.

As it happened: Government announcement on public sector and quangos

Text coverage of the government’s announcements on reducing public sector numbers and killing off quangos, as it happened.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Government to unveil public service reform plans

The public service reforms to be announced will see less of a reduction in staff numbers in the public sector than had been pledged in the programme for government.

# public-sector - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Public sector numbers at lowest since 2006 - report

Figures to be published on Thursday will confirm that the public sector will have fallen under 300,000 for the first time in five years.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# public-sector - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Top Irish civil servants paid more than EU counterparts

However, administrative staff are paid less than those in corresponding jobs elsewhere in Europe.

# public-sector - Friday 30 September, 2011

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform

Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.

# public-sector - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Government proposes ‘far-reaching transformation’ of public sector pensions

But one trade union has strongly criticised the reforms which it is estimated will save €1.8 billion per year.

# public-sector - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Greece prepares for day of strikes over new austerity plan

All public transport will be hit by a national strike, protesting at government plans to lay off thousands of public servants.

# public-sector - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Top civil servant received over €700,000 on retirement

A former Government Secetary General received a €700k golden handshake on his retirement this summer. However, the Department of Finance has said that pension caps will be put in place by this year’s Budget so such payouts will be a thing of the past.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# public-sector - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes

Changes to pension calculations are likely to see an increasing number of public servants seek retirement this year.

# public-sector - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Top judges face 23pc pay cut if referendum is passed - Shatter

The minister publishes draft legislation to cut judges’ pay, which will be enacted if the public approves October’s referendum.

# public-sector - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: the government promises no more public sector pay cuts; Serbian authorities arrest fugitive Goran Hadzic; and one blogger’s marriage advice – “when you marry, you should marry a Chinese woman”.