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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted that the Government must meet its targeted public service payroll savings following the rejection of the Croke Park II deal. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has said it will resist any move by the Government to impose unilaterally pay cuts across the public (...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor speaking at Liberty Hall yesterday following the ballot on Croke Park II. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin was adamant last night that savings of €300 million in the public pay bill wo(...)

 Siptu president  Jack O’Connor speaking at Liberty Hall yesterday, following the ballot on Croke Park II. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The rejection by trade unions of the pay cut package in the second Croke Park deal presents an acute new problem for the Government. This is ex(...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Seán Fleming said the rejection of the deal by the country’s largest trade union Siptu was “a significant blow” to the Government’s hopes of achieving additional savings.

Opposition parties tonight rounded on the Government as it failed to secure an agreement on public sector pay – with Fianna Fáil branding the c(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The allegation that civil servants are frustrating a banking inquiry is outrageous.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to legalise abortion in certain circumstances, including the risk of suicide, is included in the programme of legislati(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will discuss all the issues with Cabinet colleagues after the results of union ballots are known. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is determined to pass laws to reduce public pay if trade unions reject the second Croke Park deal this w(...)

The fate of the proposed new Croke Park II agreement is expected to be known within the next day or so with most of the large public service tr(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: indicated that Labour Party TDs would be prepared to vote in favour of public service pay cuts if necessary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has ruled out further negotiations on the proposed new Croke Park agreement to cut th(...)

Officially at least, the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement will be known within the next few days when the large public service uni(...)

Good leadership should provide vision and straight talking. But short-term electoral considerations have dominated Irish politics to such an ex(...)

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