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Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO said that following the strong rejection of the Croke Park II proposals the ball was now in the Government's court. Photographer: Eric Luke/The IrishTimes

Teachers at primary, secondary and third level are to ballot for industrial action in protest at proposed pay cuts. The decision to hold (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: said that different workers voted against Croke Park II for different reasons

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has again refused to say if the Government will introduce legislation to cut public s(...)

Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin repeatedly asked Mr Gilmore to clarify whether legislation would be imposed. He said public sector workers had rejected the deal because it was “bad for them, their families and bad for public services”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has declined to say whether the Government will introduce legislation to impose pay cuts in the wake of the rejection by(...)

Picking up the pieces

Rejection of the terms of Croke Park II by a majority of public service workers has placed the Government and the Irish Congress of Trade Union(...)

National Lottery: Dáil has passed legislation to allow for the sale of the national lottery licence for an extended 20-year period.

The Dáil has passed legislation to allow for the sale of the national lottery licence for an extended 20-year period. The National Lotter(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: said 
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“some elements of the Labour Party have been speaking out of both sides of their mouth”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin, currently in the eye of a political storm, allowed himself a philosophical moment in(...)

Enda Kenny: said the mandate given to Mr Howlin was to open negotiations and discussions in a full, open, truthful and constructive fashion. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said finding the required public payroll savings remains the “bottom line” following the rejection of Croke Park II. (...)

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(...)

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