Hospital cleaners are among the thousands of support staff across the country who will be balloted on strike action. File photograph: Getty

The Government is facing a potential national strike by support staff in hospitals across the country including porters, security personnel, cleaners (...)

 An Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) protest outside Leinster House, Dublin, in 2016.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers have indicated they will now be seeking additional pay benefits in the wake of the Government’s proposed settlement of the recen(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the children’s hospital cost overrun comes at the expense of other health and social services which try to control their costs. Photograph: Rollingnews.ie

The departments of health and public expenditure and reform have been given a month by the Government to prepare “an implementation plan” for the PwC (...)

John Fell, the longest-serving Irish staff member at the ECB, is understood to be among individuals who put their names forward for the Central Bank governorship.

The most senior Irish member of staff at the European Central Bank (ECB) and the deputy secretary general of the Department of Health have emerged as (...)

Sinn Féin claim the saving could build 2,000 extra homes. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The cost of delivering 1,500 social homes through public-private partnerships (PPP) could be up to €420 million higher than building the homes through(...)

Part of the proposed new cycle route along the Liffey at Aston Quay in Dublin.

The route for a 5km cycle path along the river Liffey in Dublin has finally been selected by the National Transport Authority (NTA) seven years since (...)

Last October, Paul Reid was appointed by the Government to serve on the implementation advisory council for the Sláintecare health reform programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to agree to pay a salary of just over €300,000 per year to the new head of the HSE. The Sunday Business Post reported at t(...)

Paul Bell, Siptu health division organiser, said the Government had refused to engage on findings that his union’s members had been ‘underpaid for many years’. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 7,000 hospital support staff are to ballot next month for strike action as part of disputes over pay. The staff involved include about 1,00(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has begun the process of finding a new Central Bank governor. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has given prospective candidates to lead the Central Bank two weeks to register their interest, after European le(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

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