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Ministers have signalled that if there is no negotiated agreemnent with unions the Government will introduction legislation to provide for the savings.

The Government is looking at a combination of pay cuts, the indefinite freezing of increments and changes to premium and overtime payments for (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking to media at the party’s 74th Ard Fheis in the RDS today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Government of engaging in bribery in its attempts to “divide and conquer” the unions over the ren(...)

General secretary of the union, Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (Ifut) voted unanimously this afternoon to reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II. The uni(...)

Pat Rabbitte  said he respected the views of everybody involved but the Government was “under injunctions from the Supreme Court” to produce legislation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said he believes a “restrictive regime” for access to abortion will be agreed by the Government. S(...)

Noel Curran, RTÉ director-general,  in the recently-created RTÉ Digital area at Montrose in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the RTÉjr studio on launch day, there are milkshakes, puppets and hula hoops. Brendan O’Connor is among the grown-ups enlisted to read stori(...)

Noel Curran, director-general of RTÉ: “We’re not getting any licence fee increase, so we’re being eaten.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government has “big choices” to make on the future of RTÉ, director-general Noel Curran has said, as he signalled the broadcaster’s desire to c(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said protection from the threat of compulsory redundancies was an inherent part of the Croke Park II agreement.

The prospect of compulsory redundancies in the public service will arise in the absence of agreement on pay cuts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: said there was ’no particular will on behalf of the Government’ to impose redundancies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said this morning the Government has ruled out compulsory redundancies in i(...)

The Government may be forced to delay tomorrow’s publication of draft abortion legislation in the light of serious divisions e(...)

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The first round of formal bids for Bord Gáis Energy are likely to be made in coming weeks as the State moves to sell the compa(...)

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