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# impact - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No

SIPTU, the INMO, the IMO and Unite have all rejected the pay deal today.

# impact - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants assaulted - survey

An IMPACT survey says that the SNAs were assaulted by the children they work with, with 18 per cent saying it’s a daily occurrence.

# impact - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Impact of crisis on women "overlooked by policy makers"

Labour MEP Emer Costello said that women can find their earning power stymied during their early years, which can in turn affect their pension.

# impact - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Ireland's largest union to decide on Croke Park II today

SIPTU is to vote on whether it will urge its members to accept or reject the latest Croke Park agreement.

# impact - Saturday 2 March, 2013

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?

# impact - Thursday 28 February, 2013

IMPACT recommends workers vote to accept Croke Park 2 deal

The country’s largest public service union says the deal is the best one that could be achieved through negotiations.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II

There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.

# impact - Friday 15 February, 2013

Firefighter union chief says he's been barred from all Dublin fire stations

John Kidd, whose union claims to represent most of the firefighters working in Dublin, says he is barred from entering any fire station in the capital amid disputes with management over cuts to resources.

# impact - Sunday 16 December, 2012

NASA spacecraft to fly into moon mountain - on purpose

The Ebb and Flow lunar probes will be purposely sent to impact with a mountain because of their low orbit and low fuel levels.

# impact - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.

# impact - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Despite the critics, the Croke Park Agreement is working

Croke Park is polarising – but it wouldn’t have survived this long if it wasn’t working. Here’s ten reasons that prove it, writes Niall Shanahan.

# impact - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Social entrepreneurs with big ideas win €775k prizes

Coder Dojo, Neuro Hero and Soar each won €200,000 each at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awards tonight.

# impact - Monday 24 September, 2012

HSE called on not to cut funds to day care centre

Four unions have jointly called on the HSE not to cut funds to St Aidan’s in Gorey, Co Wexford, which provides services for children with special needs and older people.

# impact - Friday 6 July, 2012

From The42 No stopping him: Nesta makes MLS move to Montreal Impact Arrivederci

No stopping him: Nesta makes MLS move to Montreal Impact

From the San Siro to the Saputo.

# impact - Friday 15 June, 2012

Croke Park deal: Unions reject Varadkar suggestion to allow redundancies

Trade unions are confused by the logic behind Leo Varadkar’s suggestions that some public staff should be laid off.

# impact - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Croke Park deal saved €920m in second year, report says

The Implementation Body for the public service pay deal says savings of €900m have been made between pay and non-pay.

# impact - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Government criticised as employment at lowest level in nine years

Figures from the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey put unemployment at its highest level since the financial crisis.

# impact - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Health workers blast €295 "employment tax"

Social workers, physiotherapists and eleven other professions are facing the statutory registration charge by next year.

# impact - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Hay fever sufferers 'take time off work and avoid sex'

Hay fever sufferers are tired, take time off work, and avoid sex due to their symptoms, a new survey shows.

# impact - Monday 30 April, 2012

And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway

The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.

# impact - Thursday 26 April, 2012

IMPACT advises members to vote Yes in fiscal referendum

IMPACT say a No vote could result in a significant increase in the cost of borrowing for the State.

# impact - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Howlin confirms review of €1.5bn of public sector allowances

One union says it expects the review of some 800 different allowances and that some will go.

# impact - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Firefighters threaten legal action over faulty breathing equipment

Firefighters in Dublin have expressed repeated concerns about oxygen sets which have failed on a number of occasions.

# impact - Friday 6 January, 2012

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Firefighters raise concerns after breathing equipment ‘collapses’

Dublin Fire Brigade has said it will retrain firefighters after newly-issued oxygen sets failed on several occasions.

# impact - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Varadkar willing to sell off State’s stake in Aer Lingus

The Transport minister tells Newstalk that he doesn’t view the airline as “strategic” – and would be willing to part with it.

# impact - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Court rules against fire service cuts but union pledges vote on industrial action

The Labour Court ruling blocking proposed cuts in Dublin Fire Brigade this year has been welcomed by two unions but another plans to ballot members on possible industrial action.

# impact - Friday 2 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

Firefighters head to Labour Court as one union ballots on possible industrial action

Firefighters and paramedics in the capital are unhappy with proposed cuts to overtime, training and annual leave by Dublin Fire Brigade.

# impact - Friday 26 August, 2011

Unions head to Labour Relations Commission over fire brigade cuts

Cuts to overtime, training and annual leave at Dublin Fire Brigade are being disputed by unions representing firefighters and paramedics in the capital.

# impact - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action

IFESA, representing many firefighters and paramedics in Dublin, will ballot its members next week over cuts to overtime, training and annual leave.

# impact - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Government pledges: No more pay cuts in public sector

There will also be no compulsory redundancies thanks to “progress” under the Croke Park agreement.

# impact - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Aer Lingus will 'buy back' pilots' leave days as services operate normally today

Services are operating as normal today after pilots called off threatened industrial action yesterday. Details of the new agreements brokered at the Labour Relations Commission have emerged.

# impact - Monday 6 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

Aer Lingus talks conclude at Labour Relations Commission

After industrial action scheduled to begin tomorrow was shelved, the two sides have reached an agreement on issues concerning pilots at Aer Lingus hubs in Galway and Belfast.

Passengers breathe a sigh of relief as Aer Lingus pilots call off industrial action

Agreements reached over rostering means that flights will operate as normal tomorrow. Talks at the Labour Relations Commission went on all night.

Talks between Aer Lingus and pilots continue through the night

Negotiations have failed to find a resolution to the dispute over rosters. Pilots are threatening to begin industrial action tomorrow.

# impact - Sunday 5 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

Aer Lingus and pilots to resume talks this evening

The Labour Relations Commission will host renewed talks between Aer Lingus and pilots’ reps over planned industrial action.

# impact - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Pilots strike looms as Aer Lingus talks break down

Talks to avert a pilots’ strike on Tuesday have broken down – and pilots’ reps don’t believe the talks are likely to resume.