Pay review in store for Defence Forces. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Good morning. The Cabinet meets at Government Buildings this morning (the regular Tuesday meeting having been postponed because the Taoiseach was in (...)

Defence Forces on a UN interim force in Lebanon. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected claims by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that Defence Forces personnel are discriminated against “because of th(...)

Members of 59th Infantry Group pictured at the Curragh Camp last week as Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe, accompanied by  Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, reviewed the men and women of the 59th Infantry Group ahead of their six month deployment to Syria as part of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Ireland’s Defence Forces are held in high regard by the people they serve. Whether it be assisting the Garda in protecting State institutions, patroll(...)

The union says it has never asked for 12 per cent and disputes these figures as ‘spin’

The nurses’ strike is about pay and working conditions but it also reflects some of the key economic issues facing this country – such as the cost of (...)

Chief of Staff, Defence Forces: Vice Admiral Mark Mellett. Photograph: Collins

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces has said that if the Public Sector Pay Commission does not adequately address the pay deficit within the Def(...)

The Department said staff turnover in the Defence Forces is higher than in other areas of the public service.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Irish Defence Forces is attempting to lure back retired personnel in a new scheme aimed at tackling ongoing staffing problems. Pilots and air tra(...)

Last week it emerged that two Naval Service vessels were unable to put to sea because of crew shortages while reservists were being used to fill gaps in another vessel. Photograph: Gaetano Lo Porto/AP

There is mounting evidence that something is seriously wrong with pay and conditions in the Defence Forces, all three branches of which are finding it(...)

File image of the Navy patrol ship the LÉ Niamh.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil he could not confirm that two Naval Service vessels were unable to sail because of a shortage of staff, as he(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said it has identified up to 700 nursing vacancies in mental health services across the country. The PNA sai(...)


Claims by nurses for a special pay increase to address recruitment difficulties in the health service are set to be rejected by the Public Sector Pay (...)

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