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#Civil Service

# civil-service - Friday 4 September, 2020

Revenue commissioners bracing for rise in tax claims and disputes over working-from-home expenses

Internal email show concerns over communications of expense entitlements among the public.

# civil-service - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse

The Taoiseach says the civil service is currently ‘very white’.

# civil-service - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Public service workers to be transferred to help with contact tracing and social welfare applications

It comes after a flood of workers signalled their desire to help tackle the public health crisis.

# civil-service - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants

Decentralisation was previously brought in by former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy in 2003.

# civil-service - Friday 30 November, 2018

Public servants 'in limbo' as law to change retirement age faces 'tight' Christmas deadline

Unions and politicians have expressed fears that many more will be forced to retire before new legislation comes in.

# civil-service - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Civil servant fighting compulsory retirement at 65 takes case to the High Court

Legislation set to extend the compulsory retirement age will arrive too late for George McLoughlin.

# civil-service - Friday 8 June, 2018

Public servant who was late for work 374 times in six years goes to WRC because he can't get a raise

He rejected an offer to have some increments restored.

# civil-service - Monday 16 April, 2018

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup?

Currently, civil servants and teachers are entitled to 1.5 days paid leave at the time of a marital breakdown to help deal with legal issues.

# civil-service - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'A lot of money to the ordinary Joe soap': Millions overpaid and hundreds of data breaches at civil service HR system

The National Shared Services Office was set up to “modernise” the civil service.

# civil-service - Monday 18 December, 2017

Civil servants: 'Men are twice as likely to occupy senior positions as women'

Achieving gender equity has to be underpinned by a greater openness to real flexibility across grades and departments, writes Selina McCoy.

# civil-service - Friday 28 April, 2017

Paschal Donohoe is gearing up for a 'very demanding' public sector pay showdown

The Public Service Pay Commission will soon deliver its report.

# civil-service - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Government wants 1% of civil service to be made up of immigrants in new integration strategy

Other measures include English language training programmes and community grants.

# civil-service - Sunday 15 January, 2017

New rules mean top jobs in Irish civil service must go to women

When it’s between two candidates of equal merit, female candidates will be priorities.

# civil-service - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

# civil-service - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Watch out civil servants - Renua are gunning for you

The party launched the first of two policy documents (relating to public service rewards and a ‘right to know’ public data law) this afternoon.

# civil-service - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Fancy a job as a public servant? The government is trying to fill 200 vacancies

A graduate recruitment campaign to fill the posts was launched yesterday.

# civil-service - Monday 6 July, 2015

Women make up just 20% of those in the top civil service jobs

The civil service is trying to be gender balanced – but it’s got a long way to go.

# civil-service - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Irish people say what they really think about civil servants

There seems to be a disparity between people’s experiences and what they feel.

# civil-service - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Government spin 'now seeping into the civil service'

Reports today reveal Department officials said housing figures had been spun.

# civil-service - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# civil-service - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

# civil-service - Thursday 30 October, 2014

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

# civil-service - Monday 20 October, 2014

Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started

The job will be filled over the next two years.

# civil-service - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn't 'a series of smart-alecky tricks'

The Finance Minister denied that the Government should have been more cautious in Budget 2015.

# civil-service - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year

A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.

# civil-service - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Union welcomes Howlin's plans to slowly reverse public sector pay cuts

Impact said that the move is welcome, and agreed that it should be a gradual process.

# civil-service - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ivor Callely, heavy metal and Joan Burton: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Benzodiapine tablets were seized by the Revenue Customs Service this week.

# civil-service - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service CSO This post contains images

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service

The higher up the grade scale you go, the more men dominate.

# civil-service - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don't perform should 'of course' be sacked

Senior civil servant Robert Watt called for a debate on making it easier to sack public sector workers at the MacGill Summer School yesterday.

# civil-service - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

The ten commandments for a better civil service

If they were good enough for Moses…

# civil-service - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Council workers in South Dublin are working to rule today

Their union say that their pay has been cut unilaterally.

# civil-service - Friday 25 April, 2014

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed?

Unions are calling for pay rises ahead of tax cuts for the general public.

# civil-service - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.

# civil-service - Friday 21 February, 2014

There are 359 departmental staff currently on career breaks

And 63 have been on breaks for over five years.

# civil-service - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?

The Government says the bonus points system hasn’t worked, but Irish groups says it is yet another blow to the language. What do you think?

# civil-service - Friday 30 August, 2013

Want to work in the civil service? New jobs being advertised from today

The civil service is looking to fill positions in the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform in the coming months.

# civil-service - Thursday 15 August, 2013

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.

# civil-service - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Greek lawmakers gear up for crucial austerity vote

Under proposed reforms, thousands of civil servants in Greece will have eight months to find new posts or accept those offered to them. Otherwise, they would lose their job.

# civil-service - Monday 18 February, 2013

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?

The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…

# civil-service - Friday 2 November, 2012

Column: Public sector increments are like a parallel universe

Imagine asking for a pay rise after your business goes bust. That’s the reality of increments, writes Keith Redmond.

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