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Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87
# Shannon
# Shannon

Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87

Oct 24th 2013, 2:06 PM 11,406 Views 54 Comments

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
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Demonstration over special needs education to go ahead today

Jun 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,670 Views 11 Comments

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
# Coillte
# Coillte

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests

Jun 19th 2013, 5:39 PM 4,474 Views 28 Comments

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
# Energy
# Energy

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

May 22nd 2013, 6:04 PM 6,814 Views 77 Comments

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
# Pay Agreement
# Pay Agreement

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

Apr 16th 2013, 6:05 PM 50,141 Views 341 Comments

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

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants assaulted - survey
# Assault
# Assault

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants assaulted - survey

Apr 4th 2013, 11:42 AM 9,003 Views 23 Comments

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"
# Gender
# Gender

Impact of crisis on women "overlooked by policy makers"

Mar 20th 2013, 2:04 PM 3,986 Views 22 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

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

Mar 14th 2013, 8:29 AM 5,510 Views 54 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

Mar 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 7,845 Views 46 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

IMPACT recommends workers vote to accept Croke Park 2 deal

Feb 28th 2013, 5:16 PM 8,284 Views 79 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II

Feb 28th 2013, 7:50 AM 6,289 Views 64 Comments

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
# Firefighters
# Firefighters

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

Feb 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 15,679 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.

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 9,459 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.

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action
# Strike
# Strike

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

Oct 30th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,226 Views 10 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 44 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.

Social entrepreneurs with big ideas win €775k prizes
# Awards
# Awards

Social entrepreneurs with big ideas win €775k prizes

Oct 18th 2012, 8:12 PM 11,865 Views 8 Comments

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
# INMO
# INMO

HSE called on not to cut funds to day care centre

Sep 24th 2012, 3:30 PM 2,615 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.

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 611 Views 0 Comments

From the San Siro to the Saputo.

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 3,499 Views 50 Comments

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
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

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

Jun 13th 2012, 12:34 PM 2,586 Views 40 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Government criticised as employment at lowest level in nine years

Jun 7th 2012, 9:31 PM 4,155 Views 37 Comments

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"
# Register
# Register

Health workers blast €295 "employment tax"

May 30th 2012, 4:34 PM 6,296 Views 49 Comments

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
# Hay Fever

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

May 3rd 2012, 12:33 PM 3,935 Views 10 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Apr 30th 2012, 7:19 AM 1,628 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 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 2,901 Views 53 Comments

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
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Howlin confirms review of €1.5bn of public sector allowances

Apr 25th 2012, 8:48 AM 4,013 Views 69 Comments

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
# Firefighters

Firefighters threaten legal action over faulty breathing equipment

Feb 19th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,816 Views 14 Comments

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’
# Firefighters
# Firefighters

Firefighters raise concerns after breathing equipment ‘collapses’

Jan 6th 2012, 1:07 PM 5,484 Views 22 Comments

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
# Flying The Coop
# Flying The Coop

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

Sep 7th 2011, 4:29 PM 559 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.

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 1,044 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.

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 416 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fire Brigade
# Fire Brigade

Unions head to Labour Relations Commission over fire brigade cuts

Aug 26th 2011, 3:11 PM 517 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.

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 811 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.

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 787 Views 20 Comments

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

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 363 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.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,301 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 617 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 468 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.