A file image showing teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) staged lunchtime protests on Thursday to highlight the “continuing injustice of pay discrimination” involving sta(...)

Shay Cody, joint general secretary of Fórsa trade union, arriving for pay talks at the Department of Finance on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Unions are optimistic that the Government will agree to accelerate steps to end the two-tier pay system for newer entrants to the public service. Ta(...)

Teachers on a picket line in 2014. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is some leeway in the public finances – and the pressure is on from all sides. On Friday another front will be opened when negotiators from the (...)

Teachers are among those public servants demanding a pay disparity be dealt immediately. Pictured at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual conference earlier this month are Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed, who are calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: Moya Nolan.

A year ago the Government believed the issue of public service pay was settled until the end of 2020. An €850 million deal was to provide State emplo(...)

The union said it was in the process of sending a letter to the current Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe about possible strike action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The supervisors of community employment schemes across the country are to ballot for strike action if the Government fails to engage with their repres(...)

Staff in the Civil Service want the Government to provide additional paid leave for those who are going through a marriage separation or divorce. Del(...)

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has taken the Information Commissioner to the High Court for ordering the release of letters about increases(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said last week that trade unions did not prioritise new entrant pay in recent talks over the public sector pay deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has been accused of “blaming” trade unions for not prioritising the restoration of pay for new entrant teachers (...)

Those aged between 30 – 34 years of age had significantly more positive views with regard to the management of performance in the Civil Service. File photograph: Getty Images

Only 15 per cent of staff in the Civil Service believe that poor performance is being tackled, according to a major new survey of personnel. The 2017(...)

Simon Harris: he is also expected to announce greater funding for perinatal hospice care for mothers who have been told their unborn child has a fatal foetal abnormality but want to carry it to full term

The Government is expected to announce a two-step process to widen access to contraception in tandem with legislation to liberalise Ireland’s abortion(...)

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