Tom Geraghty

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Minister of State John Halligan asked a female official if she was married during a job interview. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State John Halligan should admit that questioning a woman about her marital and family status during a job interview was wrong but his act(...)

Tom  Geraghty of the Public Service Executive Union suggested the odds on a deal being reached were lengthening.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Unions believe that talks on a new public service pay agreement will probably end next Wednesday. However there is still considerable disagreement be(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Public sector unions are likely to argue that the Government report does not take account of the 2009 pension levy. Photograph: iStock

Last week one of the main public-service union leaders warned his members that the Government was likely to bring up the issue of pensions in the fort(...)

Under  current proposals, the PSEU and the CPSU, which both have about 10,000 members - largely in the Civil Service - would join together with Impact, which has about 60,000 members across the wider public service. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Mid-ranking civil servants have expressed concerns at plans to amalgamate three existing trade unions into one organisation which would represent more(...)

Delegates during the PSEU annual conference at the Clayton Hotel, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There will be no concessions by trade unions in the forthcoming talks with the Government that would lead to disimprovements in pension entitlements, (...)

Public servants say they get blamed for the economic crash but argue it is not their fault public policy was wrong.

Public servants will be seeking pay rises of up to €1.6billion in forthcoming pay talks according to the general secretary of the Public Service Execu(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor had last week urged the Government to commit to holding such talks no later than the beginning of February. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has denied he issued an ultimatum to the Government over talks to renegotiate the Lansdowne Road agreement. However, he(...)

In many sectors falling union membership, advances in technology or competition have reduced workers’ leverage. Photograph: Getty Images

The Lansdowne Road pay deal, which was supposed to have settled public service pay policy until mid-2018, only came into effect in January. It is alre(...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The economy can bear pay increases that exceed the rate of inflation and are equal to the rate of growth, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conferenc(...)

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