Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe (left) and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, at the publication of the Summer Economic Statement for 2016, at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to insist this week that financial emergency legislation, which was used to underpin cuts to public service pay and pension(...)

Members of ASTI are planning major industrial action over a range of issues. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

So here we sit 10 days after the election and the country is being run by a caretaker government. Our political staff are talking about Easter before (...)

File photgraph of students sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert English papers at St. Killian’s German School, Clonskeagh, Co Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Second-level teacher unions are to ballot members non-cooperation with the new Junior Cycle proposals in March, they announced today. In (...)