The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants general secretary Ciarán Rohan said forthcoming talks with Government should not be a matter of recruitment versus pay restoration. He said both must be addressed. Photograph: Getty Images

Higher civil servants have said they would not support further public service reform if it meant additional attacks on their terms and conditions.Spea(...)

Union members picket outside the gates of Dublin Castle in 2009. Photograph: The Irish Times

The new head of the union representing higher civil servants has said he will be urging the Government to reverse pay cuts for his members prior to t(...)