The Government has previously imposed financial penalties on the ASTI as they were considered to have ‘repudiated’ a public service agreement by taking industrial action.

The Department of Public Expenditure has said it will consider “in due course” whether thousands of teachers who are scheduled to go on strike next mo(...)

The original cost of the Labour Court recommendation to end the nurses’ dispute was to be offset by altering terms for new entrants, reducing agency staff and enhancing productivity. File photograph: The Irish Times

In the weeks ahead between 4,000 and 5,000 nurses in acute hospitals are to receive an additional allowance worth more than €2,200 with the payment ba(...)

Photograph: iStock

Medical consultants are expected to seek the right to see fee-paying patients in private facilities in their own time, away from public hospitals, as (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: ‘It is what it says on the tin.’ File photograph: PA

The Green Party in government would overhaul property tax to ensure owners of higher value sites pay more, in a move away from the current levy on the(...)

The Government  is planning to hire an additional 1,000 SNAs next year.   Image: iStock

Thousands of parents will no longer need to pay for a diagnosis of a disability in order to access special needs assistants (SNA) for their children u(...)

Part of the challenge facing Ireland is the fact that agriculture, and in particular the methane gas emanating from the national herd, accounts for one third of emissions, compared with one tenth in the rest of Europe. Photograph: iStock

In this country at least, the topic of climate change is not up for debate. There is widespread consensus both about changing weather and the cause of(...)

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade union has said.

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade un(...)

By the time the mistake was discovered and rectified, a loss had materialised for the National Treasury Management Agency.

An error in entering a currency for a trade resulted in a loss of €720,000 for the National Treasury Management Agency, the Public Accounts Committee (...)

Underspending in the Department of Defence allocation would be used to offset additional expenditure required to meet the cost of Army pensions.

The Government will ask the Dáil to approve additional spending of more than €630 million for Government departments and agencies this year . Ministe(...)

The union’s health division chief Paul Bell told the committee ‘the system of approval for the filling of vacancies  . . . is designed to frustrate’. File photograph: Alan Betson

There are more than 2,600 fewer staff working in mental health services than recommended in the official Government policy for the sector, the HSE has(...)

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