Assuming unions representing staff such as the nurses and secondary teachers publicly opposed to the deal actually deliver a No result, the overall fate of the deal could come down to the Prison Officers’ Association and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the end it may come down to prison officers to determine the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement. So far only two craft uni(...)

Michelle Moloney, Katie O'Reilly and sisters Fiona and Sinead Corcoran from Clonmel, Co Tipperary attend the Into conference in Cork today. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Teachers angered over education cuts have accused the Government of breaking election promises. Anne Fay, president of the Irish National(...)