Niall Mcguirk

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Senior general secretary designate of Fórsa Kevin Callinan said “advances in new technologies and work organisation could defray much of the cost of reduced working time in the public service and elsewhere”. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The country’s largest public service union is to seek talks on reducing the working hours for State employees back to pre-crisis levels as part of a m(...)

Doreen Doggett and Peg O’Meara from Dublin at the Fórsa conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/ Eye Focus Ltd.

Management in the Civil Service should be given the flexibility to pay staff above the usual entry rates, where necessary, in order to attract suitabl(...)

Provisions introduced last year permitted staff to revert to their previous working hours in return for a corresponding proportionate reduction in salary, while a facility was also put in place to convert some leave into flexitime. File photograph: Getty Images

Civil servants are to demand a rolling back of additional working hours imposed after the economic crash as part of any new public service agreement w(...)

Bono shows his appreciation to the Croke Park crowd during U2's 360 Tour performance in July 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sometimes, as Sean Spicer is finding out in the White House, it’s the simple questions which are the hardest to answer. For music fans, and especiall(...)