Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the  CPSU said the Lansdowne Road agreement was a ‘start on the road to the full restoration of all pay and conditions’.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower -paid and mid ranking civil servants as well as university teachers have voted to accept the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay.(...)

“If we achieve the predicted return to economic progress in Ireland and elsewhere, it is reasonable to predict that our finest researchers will avail of the opportunity to emigrate to where their work is more valued. The damage to our research programmes will be immense.” Photograph: Getty Images

While research faces significant obstacles in Europe, Ireland’s national research policy is facing an even more alarming crisis as it continues to ign(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, who successfully took a case against her employer NUIG on the grounds of gender discrimination. A meeting on gender and equality issues in higher education has heard how such cases are still rare.  File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Female academics remain very reluctant to bring cases over career progression or gender discrimination, often because they feel isolated, a leading tr(...)

The issue of gender inequality has been under review at a number of universities, including UCC.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The number of women progressing to senior academic posts in universities is “unacceptably low”, with women filling less than one in five of pro(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, accused the Department of Education of failing to resolve the issue of pay disparity between staff at UCC and the tyndall Institute. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Members of two trade unions have today placed pickets at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork in a dispute over pay inequality with colleague(...)

Researchers from Tyndall National Institute stage a ‘Stop the Inequity’ information campaign in UCC yesterday to highlight discrimination against researchers on pay and conditions under Croke Park and Haddington road Agreements. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dissatisfaction over pay has caused a scientist at one of Ireland’s’s leading research centres to move away from the facility. Researchers at the Tynd(...)

Campus cuts: Irish universities have absorbed reductions in funding  while maintaining acceptable levels of excellence and quality. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The central feature of modern public services is mutual support across communities, founded on shared social objectives. The provision of publi(...)

The public service committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions will meet on Wednesday to consider ratification of the Croke Park II agreement.

Members in 7 public service trade unions have now voted to reject the proposed new Croke Park agreement. Two unions representing building and c(...)

Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the CPSU said there was likely to be significant divisions among public service unions on the Croke Park issue. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said it is simply dishonest for trade union campaigning against the Croke Park agreem(...)

Junior doctors vote against the Croke Park 2 at the IMO conference in the Hotel Europe, Killarney at the weekend.Picture by Don MacMonagle

The Irish Medical Organisation has warned that industrial action by doctors is a possibility if the Government seeks(...)