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Cabin crew base closure could be averted following 5am talks breakthrough
The proposals will be put to IMPACT’s cabin crew committee at lunchtime.
Guidelines for helping save money on health technologies are updated
The HIQA guidelines help healthcare professionals determine the financial implications of new technology.
'Some progress' in talks on closure of Shannon cabin crew base
Discussions between union representatives and Aer Lingus management went on till around midnight last night.
Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet with LRC over Shannon job losses
The commission said the meeting will centre solely around plans to close a cabin crew base in Shannon and not yesterday’s results of a ballot for industrial action.
Aer Lingus cabin crew vote in favour of industrial action
The ballot by IMPACT includes strike action but the branch committee will now meet over the next few days to consider the appropriate course of action.
Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87
It follows a dispute with the IMPACT trade union on staffing levels for new transatlantic services.
Demonstration over special needs education to go ahead today
The planned protests over special needs education will go ahead as planned today, despite the Education Minister’s announcement yesterday, with parents saying the protest is not solely about raising awareness of the single issue of resource hours.
Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests
The planned sale of Coillte harvesting rights has been called off, with the agency now set to merge with Bord na Mona.
Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No stopping him: Nesta makes MLS move to Montreal Impact
From the San Siro to the Saputo.
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.
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.
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.
Health workers blast €295 "employment tax"
Social workers, physiotherapists and eleven other professions are facing the statutory registration charge by next year.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.