Prison Officers  Association president Stephen Delaney: “Austerity has had a massive impact on prison officers”. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The Prison Officers Association is preparing to ballot members on strike action and has said if the de(...)

Siptu president Jack O Connor speaks at Liberty Hall yesterday after members voted against the proposed new Croke Park deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of the country’s largest union, Siptu, has warned of a major mutually destructive confrontation if the Government mov(...)

Delegates listen as Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education, addresses the TUI Congress in Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Senior figures in Government and the trade union movement believe the proposed new Croke Park agreement could be carried by as small a margin a(...)

Assuming unions representing staff such as the nurses and secondary teachers publicly opposed to the deal actually deliver a No result, the overall fate of the deal could come down to the Prison Officers’ Association and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the end it may come down to prison officers to determine the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement. So far only two craft uni(...)

The fate of the proposed new Croke Park II agreement is expected to be known within the next day or so with most of the large public service tr(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: indicated that Labour Party TDs would be prepared to vote in favour of public service pay cuts if necessary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has ruled out further negotiations on the proposed new Croke Park agreement to cut th(...)

Officially at least, the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement will be known within the next few days when the large public service uni(...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond listens as Minister for Justice Alan Shatter speaks to the media after addressing the  annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the staff associations representing the vast majority of gardaí that they have lost their way in try(...)

Siptu president Jack O'Connor will annouce the union’s stance on the Croke Park agreement this afternoon. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Siptu president Jack O'Connor has said the union unequivocally hopes members vote to accept the proposed Croke Park agreement. The union,(...)

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