The financial emergency legislation published by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will allow the Government to pay – and to withhold – payments to teachers for supervision and substitution duties. Photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers could lose out on thousands of euro in incremental pay rises and lump sum payments if their trade unions walk away from the new(...)

The IHCA report said  more than 20 consultants ceased private practice in 2014 because of the unaffordable cost of indemnity. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

There are no obstetricians working exclusively in the private sector, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said. In its annual repor(...)

.Post boxes at the GPO were closed as members of the public tried to post letters.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has urged parties involved in an industrial dispute, that has seen postal services across the State ground to h(...)

HSE says the total paid out to individuals for damages in 2012, 2013 and 2014 was more than €208 million, excluding legal fees. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State has paid out about over €330 million in the last 3 years settling personal injury actions and claims for property damage against the Health (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin,  said it would be up to the next government to decide on a new mechanism for objectively determining public service pay. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

With the improvements in the public finances, and the economy envisaged to return to a period of regular growth, a new system for determining pay in t(...)

Niall Shanahan of the Impact trade union arriving at public sector pay talks at Landsdowne House in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Low earners are the big winners from the pay proposals set out in the new Lansdowne Road agreement. From the start, unions and the Government had been(...)

The Cabinet has agreed to sell the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus.   Fine Gael and Labour believe they have won significant concessions from IAG in relation to the proposal.

The Cabinet has agreed to sell the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus at a meeting on Tuesday evening. It is understood the Dáil will vote on th(...)

Kieran Mulvey, chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission attends talks in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has no plans to deregulate the entire bus market but the process of putting out to tender 10 per cent of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann rou(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: organisation’s submission included a request for nearly €600 million for specific new projects and developments that it wanted to put in place.

The HSE told the Government last September that it needed more than €1.4 billion in extra funding this year.This included nearly €600 million for spe(...)

On average Dublin Bus carries 410,000 passengers on a Friday and approximately 253,000 on a Saturday

Who will be affected if the strikes go ahead? The likelihood is that all Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services nationwide will come to a halt on 7 (...)