In many sectors falling union membership, advances in technology or competition have reduced workers’ leverage. Photograph: Getty Images

The Lansdowne Road pay deal, which was supposed to have settled public service pay policy until mid-2018, only came into effect in January. It is alre(...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The economy can bear pay increases that exceed the rate of inflation and are equal to the rate of growth, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conferenc(...)

Tom Geraghty, Mercer Ireland chief executive: “If you look at one of the frustrations I have had since coming into the CEO position, it is that we are still known as a pensions firm.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Management consultant is one of those job titles that can mean almost anything, or nothing. But in the case of Mercer chief executive Tom Geraghty, it(...)

Tom Geraghty, Mercer’s country head, said the group was ‘not necessarily stuck at 100 new jobs’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The parent of benefits consultants Mercer has announced plans to hire 100 people at a new innovation centre in Dublin. Marsh & McLennan is set to (...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union  at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mid-ranking civil servants have ruled out providing any additional productivity in return for pay restoration in forthcoming talks with the Government(...)

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 
public service staff were entitled to a refund of the money but insisted
 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 (...)