The Garda Representative Association,  the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and the two organisations representing superintendents and chief superintendents had sued the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A legal action aimed at exempting gardaí from regulations introducing reduced sick pay entitlements in the public service has failed at the High Court(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin numbers employed across the public service had been cut by 10 per cent but there would be no further overall reductions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is to end its controversial moratorium on recruitment in the public service “in a targeted way” , Minister for Public Expenditure and R(...)

A group representing property owners has said rent control “is not the answer” to the State’s housing crisis and called on the Government to provide an “adequate supply of accommodation”.

A group representing property owners has said rent control “is not the answer” to the State’s housing crisis and called on the Government to provide a(...)

Fr Peter McVerry: called on Minister to increase rent supplement and bring in rent controls. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

The Government could control rents rather than leaving them to the markets, a conference on homelessness has been told.Impact general secretary Shay C(...)

Professor John McHale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government needs to stick to an adjustment of €2 billion in the budget as any “backtracking on planned adjustments could suggest a worrying weaken(...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore who said today the point of economic policy was to create jobs and improve living standards for everyone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The next time the Government discusses pay with public service unions it will be with a view to increasing, not cutting, wages, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore(...)

Union says if the Government achieves its target of a deficit of less than 3 per cent next year, public service unions would lodge a pay claim.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The country’s largest public service trade union has indicated that State employees will seek pay increases next year if the economy continues to impr(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly described attacks on working people as a “war”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The trade union movement is to mount “a vigorous and robust” campaign in a bid to force the Government to repeal financial emergency legislation which(...)

Impact general secretary Shay Cody said revised deal contained improved proposals, including ring-fenced flexitime and work-sharing arrangements. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

The Republic’s largest union, Siptu, has urged its members in the public service to accept the revised proposals on reducing the public service(...)