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# impact - Friday 15 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 15,638 Views 18 Comments

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
# Moon Impact
# Moon Impact

NASA spacecraft to fly into moon mountain - on purpose

Dec 16th 2012, 4:56 PM 9,448 Views 31 Comments

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
# Strike
# Strike

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

Oct 30th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,208 Views 10 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 26 Views 63 Comments

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
# Awards
# Awards

Social entrepreneurs with big ideas win €775k prizes

Oct 18th 2012, 8:12 PM 11,846 Views 8 Comments

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
# INMO
# INMO

HSE called on not to cut funds to day care centre

Sep 24th 2012, 3:30 PM 2,599 Views 4 Comments

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

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

No stopping him: Nesta makes MLS move to Montreal Impact

Jul 6th 2012, 11:34 AM 602 Views 0 Comments

From the San Siro to the Saputo.

# impact - Friday 15 June, 2012

Croke Park deal: Unions reject Varadkar suggestion to allow redundancies
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Croke Park deal: Unions reject Varadkar suggestion to allow redundancies

Jun 15th 2012, 11:50 AM 3,485 Views 50 Comments

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
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

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

Jun 13th 2012, 12:34 PM 2,572 Views 40 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Government criticised as employment at lowest level in nine years

Jun 7th 2012, 9:31 PM 4,147 Views 37 Comments

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"
# Register
# Register

Health workers blast €295 "employment tax"

May 30th 2012, 4:34 PM 6,242 Views 49 Comments

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
# Hay Fever

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

May 3rd 2012, 12:33 PM 3,926 Views 10 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Apr 30th 2012, 7:19 AM 1,614 Views 39 Comments

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
# Fiscal Treaty
# Fiscal Treaty

IMPACT advises members to vote Yes in fiscal referendum

Apr 26th 2012, 6:31 PM 2,889 Views 53 Comments

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
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Howlin confirms review of €1.5bn of public sector allowances

Apr 25th 2012, 8:48 AM 4,000 Views 69 Comments

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
# Firefighters

Firefighters threaten legal action over faulty breathing equipment

Feb 19th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,811 Views 14 Comments

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

# impact - Friday 6 January, 2012

Firefighters raise concerns after breathing equipment ‘collapses’
# Firefighters
# Firefighters

Firefighters raise concerns after breathing equipment ‘collapses’

Jan 6th 2012, 1:07 PM 5,471 Views 22 Comments

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
# Flying The Coop
# Flying The Coop

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

Sep 7th 2011, 4:29 PM 542 Views 23 Comments

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
# Firefighters
# Firefighters

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

Sep 6th 2011, 11:07 AM 1,043 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 2nd 2011, 7:00 AM 412 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fire Brigade
# Fire Brigade

Unions head to Labour Relations Commission over fire brigade cuts

Aug 26th 2011, 3:11 PM 512 Views 4 Comments

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
# Fire Brigade
# Fire Brigade

Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action

Aug 25th 2011, 5:31 PM 792 Views 8 Comments

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
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Government pledges: No more pay cuts in public sector

Jul 20th 2011, 4:14 PM 778 Views 20 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

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

Jun 7th 2011, 7:18 AM 354 Views 3 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,290 Views 3 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus talks conclude at Labour Relations Commission

Jun 6th 2011, 5:26 PM 605 Views 3 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

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

Jun 6th 2011, 10:53 AM 465 Views 5 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Talks between Aer Lingus and pilots continue through the night

Jun 6th 2011, 9:43 AM 633 Views 0 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 5th 2011, 7:27 PM 3,540 Views 0 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus and pilots to resume talks this evening

Jun 5th 2011, 3:13 PM 339 Views 4 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Pilots strike looms as Aer Lingus talks break down

Jun 4th 2011, 9:50 AM 659 Views 12 Comments

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

# impact - Friday 3 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jun 3rd 2011, 7:59 PM 646 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Mladic reacts to “monstrous” charges; Aer Lingus talks continue; new MRSA superbug in Dublin hospitals; and MI6 pull off ‘Operation Cupcake’.

# impact - Thursday 2 June, 2011

LRC talks between pilots' union and Aer Lingus adjourned for tonight
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

LRC talks between pilots' union and Aer Lingus adjourned for tonight

Jun 2nd 2011, 9:48 PM 85 Views 0 Comments

# impact - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Airport chaos looms as Aer Lingus pilots threaten strike action
# Strike
# Strike

Airport chaos looms as Aer Lingus pilots threaten strike action

May 31st 2011, 1:31 PM 1,208 Views 0 Comments

Thirty thousand people could be affected if pilots go ahead with threatened industrial action from next Tuesday. Eighty-seven per cent of pilots represented by IALPA voted in favour of a strike.

# impact - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'
# IMPACT Conference
# IMPACT Conference

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'

May 26th 2011, 3:30 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

IMPACT’s national secretary tells its annual conference that local government staffing targets for this year have been met already.

# impact - Thursday 12 May, 2011

IMPACT asks civil service to 'look beyond' Croke Park deal
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

IMPACT asks civil service to 'look beyond' Croke Park deal

May 12th 2011, 12:54 PM 551 Views 0 Comments

IMPACT’s general secretary tells a conference that a more sophisticated approach to redeployment is needed.

# impact - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Aer Lingus may have to consider further job cuts
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus may have to consider further job cuts

May 5th 2011, 9:40 AM 516 Views 0 Comments

The airline says the continued weakness of the Irish economy means its profits won’t be as high as first expected.

# impact - Thursday 24 March, 2011

No reversal on pay cuts: Noonan
# Pay Cuts
# Pay Cuts

No reversal on pay cuts: Noonan

Mar 24th 2011, 8:45 PM 1,691 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Finance has ruled out a reversal on 5 per cent pay cuts to school secretaries and non-teaching staff.