ASTI delegates at the union’s annual convention in Wexford, where members voted to reverse austerity-era sick leave cuts. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Second-level teachers are seeking the reversal of significant cuts made to their sick leave arrangements during the economic crisis. However, the Dep(...)

Talks between the public service unions and the Department of Public Expenditure on a review of the pay terms set out in the agreement for State employees has taken place, say informed sources. File photograph: Getty Images

Public service unions have had discussions with the Department of Public Expenditure on a review of the pay terms set out in the agreement for State e(...)

ASTI delegates protest as Minister for Education Joe McHugh arrives at the annual convention in Wexford. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There are no ifs, buts or maybes: full consideration will be given to abolishing controversial two-tier pay scales for teachers, Minister for Educatio(...)

The Government says there is “no comitment to address issues outside the pay agreement at this stage”. File photograph: PA

The Department of Public Expenditure has played down the immediate prospect of a new initiative to end the controversial two -tier pay system in the p(...)

Teachers from several unions protest in 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has signalled that it will move to end the two-tier pay system in the public service as part of future negotiations with trade unions. (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  makes a Brexit statement at Government Buildings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week continued efforts to coax British MPs towards a consensus that might solve the Brexit impasse, when he insisted Brita(...)

One Molesworth Street in Dublin, which is one of Green Reit’s prime assets.

Real estate investment trust Green Reit could have to pay 25 per cent tax on the increase in value of some of its properties if the company is sold, i(...)

Television presenter Marty Whelan in 2017. The biggest unclaimed win on the record was for a €4.3 million jackpot, dating back to June 2001. The ticket was sold in Coolock in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The attorney general has been dragged into a row between the Department of Public Expenditure and the National Lottery over €16 million in unclaimed p(...)

The new proposal would involve the introduction of services for medical-card patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or cardiovascular conditions. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Government is close to finalising a €200 million agreement with family doctors which would involve the introduction of new services for medical-ca(...)

Natasha Linehan, a chef at St Finbarr’s Hospital in Cork. Photograph; Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

About 1,000 chefs employed by the HSE in hospitals and other health facilities are to ballot for strike action in the weeks ahead. The chefs, who bel(...)

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