Civil Public and Services Union general secretary Eoin Ronayne said there was nothing to stop the in-coming Government from entering into talks on bringing forward elements of the existing Lansdowne Road agreement which is scheduled to run until 2018. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Lower-paid civil servants are to seek the Government to bring forward the payment of a €1,000 increase scheduled for September 2017 to accelerate the (...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne: “the low entry points imposed on the lower-paid clerical officer grade means it will take new recruits six years to reach €11.50 an hour”. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Recently-recruited civil servants are already beginning to leave because they cannot cope on the lower pay rates they are receiving, the Civil Public(...)

Kieran Mulvey said the amount of money paid to entry grade levels for the professions was ‘a problem that comes back to bite you after a while’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has called for the Lansdowne Road agreement to be “revisited” if teachers, gardaí or n(...)

Hugh Cooney, who has died aged 63, was an accountant who chaired the board of Enterprise Ireland from 2008 to 2013 in very difficult economic conditio(...)

Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the  CPSU said the Lansdowne Road agreement was a ‘start on the road to the full restoration of all pay and conditions’.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower -paid and mid ranking civil servants as well as university teachers have voted to accept the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay.(...)

Chairman of the public service committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Shay Cody, said  there would not be any changes to peoples’ terms and conditions as a result of the new talks process. “Productivity is something public servants deliver, day in, day out,” he said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The first session of talks between the Government and trade unions on pay restoration for about 300,000 public service staff ended after 15 minutes.Go(...)

 Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the Civil Public & Services Union, strongy criticised the growing gulf in pay which emerged in recent years between the highest and the lowest paid in the public service. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Lower-paid civil servants have said across-the-board percentage increases and the requirement for additional productivity measures would be unacceptab(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said he will invite public service unions to talks after the Government receives exchequer figures for the first quarter.

There is no certainty that a deal can be reached between the Government and trade unions on pay restoration for public service staff, a senior officia(...)

 Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU). The CPSU said they are to seek a flat rate pay increase for lower-paid civil servants during forthcoming talks with the Government. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower-paid civil servants are to seek a flat rate increase in pay as part of forthcoming talks with the Government. The Civil Public and Services Unio(...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said it was agreed in the talks that led to the Haddington Road deal that the overall savings being sought by the Government would be determined on a pro-rata basis across the public service.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The union representing lower-paid civil servants has said there is no way its members will pick up any shortfall in the Government’s target for(...)