Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will discuss all the issues with Cabinet colleagues after the results of union ballots are known. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is determined to pass laws to reduce public pay if trade unions reject the second Croke Park deal this w(...)

Delegates Austin Fennessy, Co Dublin, Martina Boyle, Co Monaghan, Anne Mannion, Co Dublin and Joe McGrath, Co Monaghan, at the TUI Congress in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe 4/4/2013

Iggy Dineen, a metalwork and technical graphics teacher from Co Cork, received a standing ovation after delivering a powerful spe(...)

 TUI president Gerard Craughwell . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Peter McGuire The Teachers' Union of Ireland is set to conduct a ballot for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in the (...)

The Government position on Croke Park II as set out by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin is that all unions will ballot their members individually. Photograph: David Sleator

Trade unions opposed to the new Croke Park agreement are planning a campaign to put pressure on Labour Party TDs to vote against legislation im(...)

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(...)