Siptu said it was preparing to ballot members inSection 39 orgnaisations following the refusal of DPER to fully honour a recent pay restoration agreement. Photograph: iStock

Industry Correspondent Staff in a number of State-funded voluntary organisations providing health and social care services are to ballot for strike a(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Pay caps and limits set for about 1,000 top-level public service posts during the financial crisis may no longer be appropriate, the Department of Pub(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

For a Government obsessed with the optics it is surprising how often this current administration does things that leave it wide open to criticism. It(...)

Data-protection commissioner Helen Dixon said: “The DPC is disappointed that the additional funding allocated is less than one-third of the funding that the DPC requested in its budget submission.”

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) received less than a third of the additional funding it sought in Budget 2020, a situation that leaves it having (...)

Over the last five years, 62,739 HAP tenancies have been “created”, but almost a quarter of these tenants, 14,478, have since transferred into local authority or approved housing body homes.

More than €600 million has been paid to landlords under the State’s housing assistance payment (HAP) scheme, with local authorities paying over their (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal O’Donohue at Government Buildings on budget day last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Our nearest neighbours are not the only ones who have held daft referendums. Apart from the one on abortion in 1983, the daftest one we’ve done was in(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Partners in law firms will be able to protect their personal assets by using new corporate structures following a move on Monday by Minister for Justi(...)

Dr Laura Durcan, vice-president of the IHCA with president Dr Donal O’Hanlon, Dr Gabrielle Colleran and Martin Varley, the association’s secretary general, at the launch of its pre-Budget 2020 submission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The leadership of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has voted no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris at an emergency meetin(...)

Ray McSharry: the Fianna Fáil grandee was treated to a surprise This Is Your Life party featuring familiar faces of the party down the years.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The great, the good and the ghosts of Fianna Fáil past gathered in Sligo at the weekend to pay homage to party grandee Ray MacSharry. The former tána(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris pictured with Monica Uí Dúill and her baby Liam on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has proposed talks with hospital consultants commencing next week on healthcare reforms but not specifically on endin(...)

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