Irish export figures have benefited from a weak euro vis-a-vis the US dollar, but the Irish Exporters Association warned that this may not continue indefinitely. (Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg)

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the representative body of the export industry, has called on the Government to resist fixed wage increases in(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: his department will outline the “fiscal space” the Government has for a deal on public service pay. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:11

The process of beginning the reversal of pay cuts put in place for 300,000 public service staff over recent years will begin today when Government(...)

In March, the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) balloted 96 per cent in favour of taking industrial action, up to and including all-out strikes.  File  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces have undergone training to prepare them to work in prisons in the event prison officers take industrial actio(...)

Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, said the Government would face demographic and budgetary pressures in the years ahead and that reform was always going to be necessary.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Public service staff will have to continue to implement work practice reforms and improve productivity in the future, one of the country’s most senior(...)

Overnight rate paid to staff is to rise from €108.99 to €125.

The Government is to increase the level of subsistence payments to staff across the public service who have to work away from their offices.It is also(...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has said there had in recent weeks been a problem because there were not enough registrars for available judges. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Serious delays in dealing with court cases will result from a continuing shortage of registrars, High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has s(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said any public sector pay deal must include reforms to work practices. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Comments from Fine Gael politicians suggesting that any reversals to public sector pay cuts must be accompanied by measures to increase productivity (...)

“It is entirely appropriate and is the norm that any case being made for the expenditure of public monies would be subject to rigorous examination.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork County Board have issued a statement refuting claims that Government officials have withheld monies promised to them for the €70m redevelopment o(...)

St James’s Hospital made  an application to the Department of Health in May 2014 that  chief executive Brian Fitzgerald be allowed to  retain a €30,000 allowance for lecturing on top of his salary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Health has rejected a bid by St James’s Hospital to allow its chief executive to retain a €30,000 allowance for lecturing on top of(...)

Cloud Computing: Even though the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform launched a revised public service ICT strategy in January, the announcement on March 16th that the GCSC project was being abandoned caught many by surprise. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Technology companies, rather than taxpayers, ended up carrying the cost of the decision to cancel a major cloud computing plan for the public sector, (...)