John Horgan

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  Browne at his home in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Thirty years ago, the autobiography of a complex and controversial Irish politician was published – to acclaim in some quarters and horror in others. (...)

The last benchmarking report, in 2007, found that the value of public sector pensions should be calculated at an average of 20% of salaries

The plans by the Department of Public Expenditure to seek a greater contribution from public servants towards the cost of their pensions will be fier(...)

Staff at Loreto Secondary School, Bray, Co Wicklow, on strike in October. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Paschal Donohoe should enjoy his Christmas, because his new year is going to be pretty hairy. The Government is facing a flurry of pay claims from t(...)

The threat of strike action by members of An Garda Síochána was an abuse of its monopoly power as the national police force. The substantial pay settl(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said on Tuesday she does not want to see garda strikes. Photograph: Collins

A mechanism is required to make sure the State is not brought to the eve of a strike by gardaí again, according to Tánaiste and Minister for Justice F(...)

Simon Coveney: belief that his work on the housing and water fronts will stand to him in any leadership contest.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Cast your mind back to the final months of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition. Housing, homelessness and rent were major issues then as they are now, and (...)

Babette’s Feast: a film about the  generosity and redemptive power of a young  woman in a 19th century rural community who   serves a sumptuous feast to the quarrelsome, religiously narrow-minded villagers

When Pope Francis recently arranged for a number of Rome’s homeless people to be given the best seats at his weekly Mass it was no doubt to remind us (...)

The AGSI described the Horgan report as a “missed opportunity” to forensically examine pay, allowances and industrial relations matters in the Garda organisation.

Garda organisations have questioned the legality of any move to impose pension sanctions on their members if they engaged in strike action. The Garda(...)

Garda Representative Association president Ciaran O’Neill, general secretary Pat Ennis, and treasurer Tom Finnan at a briefing last October on the organisation’s planned strike action. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The implications of the report on Garda pay, produced by John Horgan and published on Monday, go beyond An Garda Síochána itself. In particular, the(...)

Report estimates that, if the value of the cost of the provision of pensions is taken into accout, total remuneration for gardaí would be in excess of €100,000. Photograph: David Sleator

Any garda who engages in strike action should lose their right to build up their pension entitlements for five years, a major new report on pay and in(...)

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