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Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

Tom Flattery and James Dolan at the Fórsa conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

A substantial number of people in the private sector – most of them women – are “staring at poverty in old age” due to not having an occupational pens(...)

Short term contracts had been growing since 2008 and 160,000 people now endured “significant variations in their hours of work from week to week or month to month” President Michael D Higgins said. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The President Michael D Higgins has urged the trade union movement to “reclaim” an understanding of work, and help tackle some of the worst practices (...)

 Bray seafront which is often filled with locals and visitors on sunny days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perched just across the border line of Dublin into Wicklow, about 12 miles south of Dublin city centre, Bray – Ireland’s fourth-largest town, has one (...)

Treetop attraction: Castlecomer Discovery Park

When the Irish go abroad, they sit on open-top tour buses, visit cultural highlights, and seek out hidden gems. But at home in Ireland? We tend to st(...)

The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens in Beaufort, Killarney opened last week after 18 months of refurbishment and €19 million expenditures. The blocky hotel (...)

Tom Geraghty, joint general secretary of Fórsa. He  said Ireland’s strengthening exchequer recovery means it is possible to deal with the pay issue earlier. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Public service unions want the Government to bring forward to next year the provision of increased pay for newer entrants to the public service. The (...)

Dean Rock: “Any opportunity that I possibly get I’m going to try to play for Dublin.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

There was a time when the name Dean Rock looked like it might get filed away in a dusty folder marked ‘forgotten’. Talent wasn’t so much the issue – (...)

Doreen Doggett and Peg O’Meara from Dublin at the Fórsa conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/ Eye Focus Ltd.

Management in the Civil Service should be given the flexibility to pay staff above the usual entry rates, where necessary, in order to attract suitabl(...)

At the Fórsa  civil service division delegate conference held in the INEC in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

There is an epidemic of over-payments to staff in the Civil Service as a result of errors in a centralised pay and leave system introduced as a cost-s(...)

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