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#Civil Servants

# civil-servants - Sunday 12 May, 2013

'Some bankers and civil servants don't want banking inquiry' - McGuinness
# Bank Inquiry
# Bank Inquiry

'Some bankers and civil servants don't want banking inquiry' - McGuinness

May 12th 2013, 2:39 PM 7,517 Views 50 Comments

The government has been seeking to bring forward legislation to strengthen the Oireachtas’ ability to carry out inquiries into matters of public interest in the wake of the rejection of a referendum in 2011.

# civil-servants - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

Apr 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 31 Views 160 Comments

We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Civil servants' trade union urges members to 'vote no' to Croke Park II
# Vote No
# Vote No

Civil servants' trade union urges members to 'vote no' to Croke Park II

Mar 20th 2013, 12:38 PM 6,188 Views 74 Comments

The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants have said the proposals were “unfair” and “disproportionate” on its 2,700 members.

# civil-servants - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid
# Civil Servants
# Civil Servants

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid

Mar 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 155 Views 99 Comments

New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II
# Pay Agreement
# Pay Agreement

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II

Feb 27th 2013, 8:51 AM 6,697 Views 54 Comments

The AHCPS which represents more than 2,700 public sector workers says its members have already taken pay reductions of at least 15 per cent.

# civil-servants - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II

Feb 26th 2013, 10:33 AM 8,812 Views 62 Comments

Michael D Higgins already voluntarily cut his pay by 23.5 per cent to just under €250,000 in 2011 but Áras an Uachtaráin will not say whether he would take a further pay cut.

# civil-servants - Monday 21 January, 2013

Amsterdam wants end to Hells Angels civil servants
# Hells Bells
# Hells Bells

Amsterdam wants end to Hells Angels civil servants

Jan 21st 2013, 5:41 PM 17,101 Views 54 Comments

The mayor of Amsterdam says he doesn’t believe its possible to be a member of Hells Angels while working in public service.

# civil-servants - Saturday 12 January, 2013

This is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Jan 12th 2013, 5:00 PM 4,308 Views 0 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Tinfoil hats to protect against interweb; abortion floodgates ‘like Guinness at The Gathering’; James Reilly a mystery to the Troika.

# civil-servants - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Sep 15th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,700 Views 5 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

# civil-servants - Monday 23 July, 2012

Quarter of civil servants heard colleagues make racist comments
# Racism
# Racism

Quarter of civil servants heard colleagues make racist comments

Jul 23rd 2012, 2:40 PM 3,828 Views 37 Comments

A new survey also showed that 60 per cent of staff did not know if their department offers training dealing with anti-racism and intercultural issues.

# civil-servants - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

# civil-servants - Monday 23 April, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:31 PM 5,923 Views 112 Comments

63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.

# civil-servants - Friday 2 March, 2012

Over 7,000 applied to retire from public sector last month
# Retirements
# Retirements

Over 7,000 applied to retire from public sector last month

Mar 2nd 2012, 6:21 PM 3,052 Views 17 Comments

Brendan Howlin says that the number of staff in the public sector has fallen by more than the target set for 2011.

# civil-servants - Saturday 17 December, 2011

337 Gardaí to retire between December and February
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

337 Gardaí to retire between December and February

Dec 17th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,299 Views 20 Comments

Hundreds of gardaí have applied to retire over the next few months, including an assistant commissioner and five chief superintendents.

# civil-servants - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Oireachtas to probe €4million payments to Siptu account
# Accounts
# Accounts

Oireachtas to probe €4million payments to Siptu account

Dec 15th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,167 Views 23 Comments

State bodies paid millions into the account, which was used to take civil servants on trips abroad.

# civil-servants - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Nov 24th 2011, 7:20 PM 60 Views 35 Comments

Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.

# civil-servants - Saturday 12 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Nov 12th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,504 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Top Irish civil servants paid more than EU counterparts
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Top Irish civil servants paid more than EU counterparts

Nov 12th 2011, 2:56 PM 2,386 Views 27 Comments

However, administrative staff are paid less than those in corresponding jobs elsewhere in Europe.

# civil-servants - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Future senior civil servants face pension changes from today
# Pensions
# Pensions

Future senior civil servants face pension changes from today

Nov 8th 2011, 9:02 PM 560 Views 17 Comments

Top public servants no longer be entitled to the range of pension benefits they currently enjoy – but the reforms are to be reviewed next year to ensure that “desired candidates” are still attracted to top positions, says the Minister for Reform.

# civil-servants - Saturday 10 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Sep 10th 2011, 7:55 PM 2,068 Views 9 Comments

All of the day’s main news, plus the little bits and pieces you may have missed…

In focus: how some civil servants accrue such massive pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

In focus: how some civil servants accrue such massive pensions

Sep 10th 2011, 4:25 PM 1,187 Views 14 Comments

Civil servants are entitled to enormous pensions largely because of rules brought in by politicians to boost their own retirement.

# civil-servants - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database
# Civil Servants
# Civil Servants

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database

Aug 21st 2011, 4:40 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

Six staff at the Department of Social Protection have been investigated since 2009 for inappropriately accessing records.

# civil-servants - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Lower-paid civil servants vote to block Croke Park reforms
Live Apr 16th 2011, 5:21 PM

Lower-paid civil servants vote to block Croke Park reforms

# civil-servants - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Mar 22nd 2011, 7:52 PM 1,616 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: More arrests made in connection with the murder of Dublin teenager David Byrne; Eamon Gilmore hopes Ireland will recognise a Palestinian state during his tenure; and we celebrate all things Shatner.

Op-ed: The civil service should be run as if it were a company
# Read Me
# Read Me

Op-ed: The civil service should be run as if it were a company

Mar 22nd 2011, 3:25 PM 42 Views 0 Comments

Simon Cunnane, a reader of TheJournal.ie, has been following the commentary on civil servants’ ‘privilege days’ – and believes those running it could learn a little from the management style of Henry Ford.

Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave
# Annual Leave
# Annual Leave

Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave

Mar 22nd 2011, 8:04 AM 1,333 Views 0 Comments

After plan to abolish two privilege days for civil servants was rejected yesterday, Government may look to make savings across a broader section of public servants.

# civil-servants - Monday 21 March, 2011

Civil servants hold onto their two 'privilege days'
# Perks
# Perks

Civil servants hold onto their two 'privilege days'

Mar 21st 2011, 8:32 PM 5,844 Views 34 Comments

The days – taken at Easter and Christmas – date back to pre-Independence days.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Mar 21st 2011, 8:04 PM 1,358 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Getting convicts into the community, to target or not to target Gaddafi, the preservation of civil servants’ privilege days and one man’s transfixing video of the ground beneath his feet.

# civil-servants - Thursday 2 December, 2010

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute
# Waste
# Waste

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute

Dec 2nd 2010, 7:01 AM 733 Views 0 Comments

Civil servants refuse to operate machine which was intended to tackle immigrant benefit fraud without increase in pay.