Agsi general secretary John Redmond said a new Garda commissioner must  be appointed very swiftly  and that a  review of the force must be prioritised and treated with urgency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The association representing Garda sergeants and inspectors has said the sudden retirement of Martin Callinan from the position of Garda commis(...)

With natural wastage through Garda retirements of between 250 and 450 per year, numbers will fall below 13,000 before the first new Garda recruits take up their postings late next year or in early 2015.

The strength of the Garda Síochána is set to fall below the 13,000 stipulated by Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan before recruitment resumes.Senior (...)

Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) protesting against projected pay cuts earlier this year. PNA members have supported the Haddington Road proposals by 70 per cent to 30 per cent, and INMO members by 71 per cent to 29 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Nurses and rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the proposed Haddington Road agreement on public service pay.Members of the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)

While Batu voted to accept the Haddington Road agreement, Siptu, whose members voted against Croke Park II, will set out the result of its ballot on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The construction union Batu has become the latest to accept the proposed new Haddington Road agreement on public service pay.Members of the union, whi(...)

Kevin Mulvey chief executive of the LRC, is expected to get more time to talk to unions

The Cabinet is expected to grant a request by Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey for more time to liaise w(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has supported a call by rank-and-file gardaí for the establishment of a special commission (...)

Members of the Garda Representative Association protest outside Government Buildings yesterday over proposed public service cuts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Relations between the Government and the gardaí have hit a new low after the latest row between Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and the Assoc(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and candidate Helen McEntee meet an off-duty garda  in Ratoath village. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was involved in a heated exchange with an off-duty garda over public sector pay cuts during a whistle-stop tour of the Mea(...)

Siptu president Jack O'Connor will annouce the union’s stance on the Croke Park agreement this afternoon. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Siptu president Jack O'Connor has said the union unequivocally hopes members vote to accept the proposed Croke Park agreement. The union,(...)

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