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 (...)

Bending the rules will require the understanding and co-operation of the European Commission. Photograph: Getty Images

The record of the last government may not have found favour with voters in the recent election, but its achievement in controlling public expenditure (...)

A civil servant received a payout of more than €1 million under a Government severance scheme and had more than seven years of ‘notional’ work added to their overall service. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A civil servant received a payout of more than €1 million under a Government severance scheme and had more than seven years of “notional” work added t(...)

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The levels of pay on offer to people entering the public service is not hampering the State’s ability to recruit high-calibre staff, the secretary gen(...)

Confidentiality clauses were a feature in every agreement underpinning the discretionary severance payments examined, said the C&AG. Photograph: Getty Images

Six discretionary severance payments amounting to over €540,000 were made by the Central Bank between 2011 and 2013, including one to a person who had(...)

The Irish pharmaceutical industry has expressed concern about negotiating a new deal on drug costs with a caretaker government. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The pharmaceutical industry has expressed concern about negotiating a new deal on drug costs with a caretaker government. Talks between the Departmen(...)

Derilinx was co-founded by Deirdre Lee: “It has been said that data is the new oil: it is valuable and can fuel innovation. But just like oil it can be hard to source. It also needs to be of high quality to be useful. This is where Derilinx comes in.” Photograph: Seán McCarthy
New innovators: Derilinx

Making data meaningful has become an industry in itself and Dublin-based start-up, Derilinx, spotted a niche in the market for a data management platf(...)

The new arrangement will set student nurse rates at 70 per cent of the first point of the staff nurses incremental pay scale. Up to 1,400 student nurses are expected to benefit from the new arrangements.

The next government will have to provide additional funding to the health service to meet the cost of pay rises agreed earlier this week for student (...)

The Government will appoint civil servant and IT strategist Barry Lowry as chief information officer next April

The Government will appoint civil servant and IT strategist Barry Lowry as chief information officer next April. The Department of Public Expenditure(...)

Tasks previously carried out by doctors which will be taken over by nurses are first dose medication, IV cannulation, phlebotomy and delegated discharge. File photograph: Getty Images

Nurses are expected to receive a pay boost of about €20 per week as part of a new deal which will see them taking over some roles traditionally carrie(...)