TUI president Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There were no real negotiations involved in reaching the new Croke Park agreement proposals for staff in the public service, the president ofth(...)

Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors general secretary John Redmond and his Garda Representatuive Association counterpart PJ Stone in a recent a protest against the new Croke Park agreement outside Leinster House. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /THE IRISH TIMES

In recent weeks there has been a great focus upon the intention of Government to cut the pay of all public servants for what would be the third(...)

 TUI members protesting outside the Fine Gael ard fheis in Dublin last year. The union’s president Gerard Craughwell has said it would vote against the Croke Park proposals at the meeting of the public services committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI ) have voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposed new Croke Park agreement. The union said(...)

Vincent McCormack (left), husband  of Inez McCormack, and former  president Mary Robinson at an event yesterday in the Elmwood Hall, Belfast, to celebrate the life and work of the  trade unionist and human rights activist. The event saw the launch of the Inez McCormack Fund, which will support the work of the Participation and the Practice of Rights organisation, which she founded in 2006. Photograph: PA

Courage, integrity and passion for justice were the defining characteristics of Inez McCormack, President Michael D Higgins said in Belfast yesterd(...)

John Redmond of the AGSI (left). Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

In a statement today it said that the Government’s planned reduction in its paybill by €1 billion would be required whether or not the proposed(...)

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