It will be increasingly common for workers to reduce their hours in their 60s and to “partially retire” so that their income comprises both salary and pension

The last five years have seen major shifts in defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pensions, but further change is inevitable. At the sa(...)

Tom Geraghty, general secretary of the Public Service Executive Union, who today outlined the impact of austerity measures since 2009. Photograph: The  Irish Times

Mid-ranking civil servants have demanded the Government give priority to restoring their pay and conditions of employment before introducing an(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin was warned by unions of significant implications for services and organisations if large numbers of senior staff departed at the same time.

The Government has extended the deadline for staff in the public service to retire if their pensions are to be calculated on the higher salarie(...)

Government sources acknowledged 
that
public service staff were entitled to a refund of the money but insisted
 that
 no decision had yet been made on the timing of this.

Staff across the public service could be in line to receive about €20 million collectively in back money under proposals being considered by th(...)

Chairman of Ictu public services committee Shay Cody (centre) Sheila Nunan, vice-chairman, and secretary Tom Geraghty at a press conference following talks on Croke Park II, which preceded the Haddington Road  agreement, last February. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is understood to be considering proposals to extend the end-of-August deadline for public service staff (...)

Bernard Harbour: “Impact will take the view that if there are changes they cannot be at the cost of Impact members.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Trade unions have again warned of industrial action if the Government moves unilaterally to cut the pay of public service staff following rejec(...)