The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland  annual retention fee for nurses is €100. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/ Reuters

Nurses will not face any increase in the cost of their annual retention fee to their regulatory body under an agreement reached as part of the new pub(...)

Measures introduced  under the Haddington Road agreement in 2013  will be examined. Stock photograph: Getty

The proposed new pay agreement for State employees will cost more than €900 million over three years, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. (...)

Patricia King, general secretary of Ictu. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has proposed that staff in the public service could be rostered to work over an extended week, including weekends, as part of a new ove(...)

 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(...)

Paschal Donohoe: “Any changes we have in the Lansdowne Road agreement have consequences for everything else the Government wants to do.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has accepted the Labour Court recommendation for a €40 million increase in Garda pay next year but is insisting that the money will be(...)

In a letter sent on Friday, the Public Service Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions urged Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe (pictured) to use the annual review of the operation of FEMPI later this month to repeal the legislation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Public service trade unions have called on the Government to repeal immediately financial emergency legislation which, they maintain, infringes on the(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe: spokeswoman said he had “emphasised the importance of the Lansdowne Road agreement”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Public service union leaders have signalled to the Government they will want an acceleration of plans to restore pay levels if the economy continues t(...)

Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the  CPSU said the Lansdowne Road agreement was a ‘start on the road to the full restoration of all pay and conditions’.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower -paid and mid ranking civil servants as well as university teachers have voted to accept the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay.(...)

Vets have  rejected the proposed Lansdowne Road agreement. The deal was opposed by 92 per cent of members of the Veterinary Officers Association. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Vets have emphatically rejected the proposed Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay and pensions. The deal was opposed by 92 per cent of membe(...)

The Garda Representative Association,  the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and the two organisations representing superintendents and chief superintendents had sued the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A legal action aimed at exempting gardaí from regulations introducing reduced sick pay entitlements in the public service has failed at the High Court(...)