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A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. Mark(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Adrian Kane said at the meeting the Minister did not give any commitment to a date for holding a referendum on the ownership of water services. Photograph: PA

The Government has no chance of winning support for plans to move about 3,500 local authority staff under the control of Irish Water without a constit(...)

A trade union has insisted that the move could be a stepping stone to water privatisation.

A trade union has said Government proposals to bring 3,500 local authority workers under the control of Irish Water could jeopardise the continuity of(...)

“The Minister has requested Ervia to prepare a plan for separation which ensures that momentum is not lost.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has urged the semi-State utility company Ervia to prepare a plan for the separation of its Irish Water division in a way that does not (...)

A man charged with the sexual exploitation of a child, and who broke his bail conditions, has been granted bail again. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man charged with the sexual exploitation of a child, and who broke his bail conditions, has been granted bail again. The man, who cannot be named, (...)

Mark Howell (39), Grenagh, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage and theft arising out of the Garda investigation into the desecration of two graves at St Mary’s Cemetery, Fern Hill, Clonakilty on August 8th, 2017. File photograph: Getty Images

A man has been jailed for what a judge described as “an unbelievably mean and despicable crime” where he desecrated and damaged two graves when steali(...)

Rory Lenihan (50), a former Department of Social Welfare clerical officer, pleaded guilty to 12 sample charges at Letterkenny Circuit Court of stealing  information about welfare recipients. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A civil servant was paid more than €20,000 for stealing and passing on confidential information on hundreds of people to private investigators, a cour(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe tabled proposals for the public-service pay talks at Cabinet  on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

After months of shadow boxing, the Government and public-service unions and representative bodies will begin talks next week on a revised pay agreemen(...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran said his union would “remain steadfast” in the forthcoming pay negotiations. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government could trigger a spate of “uncontrolled leap-frogging” pay claims among State employees if it agrees to special deals for particular gro(...)

An Impact members protest at the Dlr Lexicon library in Dún Laoghaire last September against the decision to open the library on Sundays without staff. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans to roll out staffless libraries in 23 locations across the country could undermine child protection protocols and place young people at risk, th(...)

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