Tom Geraghty, joint general secretary of Fórsa. He  said Ireland’s strengthening exchequer recovery means it is possible to deal with the pay issue earlier. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Public service unions want the Government to bring forward to next year the provision of increased pay for newer entrants to the public service. The (...)

People taking part in a  protest organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Figures showing that almost 10,000 people were homeless across the State at the end of February are a “shame and a blight on our society”, a housing r(...)

Pictured at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual conference are Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed, who are calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: Moya Nolan.

All three teachers’ unions have formed a united front and backed motions calling for potential strike action unless the Government commits to abolishi(...)

Students and parents are facing the prospect of industrial action by teachers. Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Eighteen months after schools were last closed as a result of strike action, students and parents are again facing the prospect of industrial action b(...)

Elevated pay ratios have long been justified by the notion that you have to pay for top talent. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to the pay packets of chief executives, how much money is too much? The issue is likely to be the focus of increased attention in the c(...)

Members of ASTI’s leadership prior to a meeting at the Department of Education in late 2016. The union’s dispute led to a significant drop in membership. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Membership of country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, according to an internal report. This drop occu(...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing during a recent strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I am in my first year of teaching and have not yet joined either of the teachers’ unions represented in my school. Most younger teachers are in the TU(...)

Close to 30 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, an increase of 6 per cent on 2016. Forecasts have suggested that, by 2050, it could be catering for 55 million people annually. Photograph: Kate Geraghty,

The development of a third terminal at Dublin Airport is not needed at this time, trade unions have maintained. In a submission to the new review of(...)

Student teachers say they face acute financial pressures. Photo: iStock

Trainee teachers who are required to carry out unpaid work in schools as part of their studies are suffering from severe financial difficulties , a ne(...)

Teachers protesting over pay inequality. The Government has said it will enter into talks with trade unions on the two-tier pay structure for teachers, nurses and other public service personnel. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has warned the Government it would support the next budget only if it boosts pay levels for 60,000 public servants appointed since 2011 on(...)

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