Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: officials from his department reached a compromise with trade union representatives on May 30th which could see some public servants receive a €2,000 pay increase. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unite has become the latest organisation to recommend rejection of the proposed new public sector pay deal between unions and the Government. Speaking(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: has expressed concern about the use of JobBridge in schools, saying she wished to be ensure there was ‘no abuse’ of the scheme. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:01

Almost 100 jobs in the education sector are being advertised under the JobBridge internship scheme ahead of start of the school year, including primar(...)

 Siptu president Jack O Connor. The union’s public service members have voted to support the new Lansdowne Road pay agreement. Photograph: The Irish Times

Members of the trade union Siptu who work in the public service have voted to support the new Lansdowne Road agreement on on pay for State employees. (...)

Shay Cody, general secretary of Impact, says the whole country needs a pay rise following the long period of wage stagnation. Picture Jason Clarke Photography.

Members of the country’s largest public service trade union, Impact, have voted strongly to accept the proposed new Lansdowne Road agreement on pay fo(...)

Patricia Doherty special needs assistant, with Cian Corrigan and his mother Niamh, at the ABC Club preschool in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Officials charged with overseeing the provision of special needs assistants (SNAs) to children with learning disabilities have clashed over who is res(...)

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, is to urge its members to support the proposed new public service pay deal

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, is to urge its members to support the proposed new public service pay deal. The union said its national exec(...)

The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) is to urge its members to reject the proposed new Lansdowne Road public service pay deal in a forthcoming ballot.

The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) is to urge its members to reject the proposed new Lansdowne Road public service pay deal in a forthcoming ballot. (...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly said public service pay restoration talks are not a way of opening an ATM machine for State employees. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Public service pay restoration talks are not a way of opening an ATM machine for State employees, the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said(...)

Speaking at the opening of the conference of the health and welfare division of the Impact trade union in Ennis,  chairman Tony Martin said  public servants had delivered and responded to the demands placed upon services by a growing population

Health services staff will not entertain any further alterations to their terms and conditions of employment as part of forthcoming talks with the Gov(...)

Special Needs Assistants represented by Impact have voted for industrial action over what they say is the ‘fragmented’ nature of some posts. Photograph: Thinkstock

Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)represented by Impact have voted in favour of industrial action over what they describe as the proliferation of part-ti(...)