Tom Geraghty, PSEU general secretary, said a formal announcement about the creation of the new union would be made on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Early results from ballots on a merger between three trade unions suggest the proposal will be accepted. Members in Impact, the Public Service Execu(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe: talks should be completed by the end of January. Photograph: Eric Luke

Public sector staff are to likely to get additional money next year after the Government agreed to hold talks with unions to address “anomalies” in pa(...)

(From left) Des Fagan of the CPSU, Brendan Ogle of UNITE  and John Douglas of the ICTU at the Right2Water press conference announcing details of a new water charges protest. The conference heard how one of the four jailed protesters, Bernie Hughes, plans to run in the next general election.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One of four anti-water protesters jailed in recent weeks has said she intends running as a candidate in the next general election. Bernie Hughes was o(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, turns away from his press briefing on the LRC negotiations on Croke Park at Government Buildings ,yesterday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

While the full text of the revised Croke Park II agreement will not be available until later this week, the document will contain a significant(...)