BEST PRODUCTION Richard III –A Druid Theatre production of Shakespeare’s play, in association with the Abbey Theatre BEST OPERA PRODUCTION Il Bravo –(...)

Aaron Monaghan, Garrett Lombard, John Olohan and Jane Brennan in Druid Theatre’s  Richard III. Photograph:  Robbie Jack

Now is the winter of our discontent made... if not quite glorious summer, perhaps a more agreeably temperate spring. After a cold snap of criticism an(...)

  General secretary designate of the Forsa trade union Kevin Callinan addresses the Industrial Relations News (IRN) Conference at IMI, Sandyford. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government will have to make its unilateral decisions on public service pay if the current system of negotiating agreements with unions breaks dow(...)

The Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure declined to comment on Wednesday on whether nurses would still be allowed to move to the new scales from the beginning of March in the event of the new nursing contract not being finalised in time. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Government representatives held their first round of talks on Wednesday with nursing unions on a new contract which forms part of proposed settlement (...)

With fewer than half  of all workers having a workplace or private pension, and concerns over the future viability of the State pension, the need for a supplementary savings is seen as essential. Photograph: iStock

It’s been a long time in coming but is a private pension for all ever actually going to get here? First mooted back in 2006, auto-enrolment, where em(...)

The public service pay agreement is ‘compromised’ but still standing after the Government’s acceptance of proposals to resolve the recent nurses’ dispute, the trade union Siptu has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The public service pay agreement is “compromised” but still standing after the Government’s acceptance of proposals to resolve the recent nurses’ disp(...)

Demonstrations will take place at Intreo offices across the country. Photograph: Eric Luke

Up to 500 community employment scheme supervisors are expected to go on strike today amid demands for access to enhanced pension rights. The strike, (...)

Patricia King of Ictu says a pension ‘is one of the things that marks out decent employers from those who wish to exploit ordinary working people’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Supervisors and assistant supervisors working on community employment schemes are to go on strike for 12 hours on Monday. The staff concerned, who a(...)

INMO members on the picket line outside St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The nurses’ pay dispute has focused attention again on the unwinding of public sector pay cuts introduced during the economic crisis. Much of this p(...)

The Government has suggested capping annual fees for pension management  at 0.5 per cent, so someone with a fund worth €1,000 would pay charges of €5 a year.

The Government’s new auto-enrolment scheme could undermine the existing private pensions system, as its proposal to offer tax relief of 25 per cent is(...)

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