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#Public Sector

# public-sector - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Gilmore: 'Individual departments' to pursue public sector allowance cuts
# Allowances
# Allowances

Gilmore: 'Individual departments' to pursue public sector allowance cuts

Oct 11th 2012, 11:53 AM 2,972 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste says the planned removal of public sector allowances will be done in “accordance with industrial relation procedures”.

IBEC's wish list: Stop public sector pay increments, increase working hours
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

IBEC's wish list: Stop public sector pay increments, increase working hours

Oct 11th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,714 Views 43 Comments

The calls for change come ahead of a Public Accounts Committee hearing on the Public Service Reform

# public-sector - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade

Oct 3rd 2012, 3:40 PM 7,717 Views 80 Comments

PDFORRA has said members are not entitled to overtime and so allowances are part of core pay.

# public-sector - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,663 Views 111 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# public-sector - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems

Sep 25th 2012, 7:30 AM 40 Views 81 Comments

Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.

# public-sector - Monday 24 September, 2012

Howlin defends progress in public sector reform despite allowances hurdle
# Allowances
# Allowances

Howlin defends progress in public sector reform despite allowances hurdle

Sep 24th 2012, 3:16 PM 3,602 Views 26 Comments

Brendan Howlin says the results of the review on public sector allowances will lead to substantial savings over time.

Hayes: Public sector salaries over €100k have to be looked at
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Hayes: Public sector salaries over €100k have to be looked at

Sep 24th 2012, 2:15 PM 8,031 Views 81 Comments

The junior finance minister says that salaries of over €100,000 paid to people in the public sector is “the biggest area” the government needs to look at.

# public-sector - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:45 AM 6,884 Views 55 Comments

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

# public-sector - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Dáil public accounts committee to examine public sector allowances
# Allowances
# Allowances

Dáil public accounts committee to examine public sector allowances

Sep 20th 2012, 8:41 PM 6,064 Views 47 Comments

The committee is to scrutinise the controversial allowances to public sector workers following news that savings targeted this year will not be met.

# public-sector - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances

Sep 19th 2012, 11:13 AM 4,382 Views 73 Comments

The Taoiseach says the government remains committed to implementing the Croke Park deal despite missing targets on public allowances.

# public-sector - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they *might* change
# Allowances
# Allowances

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they *might* change

Sep 18th 2012, 7:56 PM 19,162 Views 53 Comments

These allowances still stand but might be modified for future appointees: Secretaries to ministers and taoisigh; giving advice on keeping people safe on winter roads; taxi allowances and more…

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want to keep
# Allowances
# Allowances

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want to keep

Sep 18th 2012, 7:56 PM 21,373 Views 42 Comments

Gardaí are to keep their dog handling, uniform cleaning and boot allowances, while teachers with more than 35 years service will continue to receive a corresponding allowance.

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want abolished
# Allowances
# Allowances

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want abolished

Sep 18th 2012, 7:56 PM 16,850 Views 27 Comments

New appointees in the public/civil sector may no longer get allowances for things you may not have known they were entitled to… like not leaking exam papers and for “night attire”.

# public-sector - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park

Sep 15th 2012, 12:00 PM 107 Views 136 Comments

Public sector workers have seen their average wages rise while others fall – and this can’t continue, writes Keith Redmond.

# public-sector - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

More gardaí on duty at certain times under roster changes
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

More gardaí on duty at certain times under roster changes

Sep 11th 2012, 5:24 PM 9,620 Views 60 Comments

Changes to the An Garda Síochána’s roster and working time arrangements have been agreed and implemented, the Garda commissioner said this evening.

# public-sector - Monday 10 September, 2012

Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal

Sep 10th 2012, 10:26 AM 3,726 Views 62 Comments

Both Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton say the current deal runs until 2014 – and the government plans to see it through.

# public-sector - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Croke Park talks needed in 'six to eight months if not sooner' - Varadkar
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Croke Park talks needed in 'six to eight months if not sooner' - Varadkar

Sep 9th 2012, 2:04 PM 6,231 Views 68 Comments

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said that negotiations over the extension or renegotiation of the Croke Park Agreement will be needed within the “next six to eight months if not sooner”.

# public-sector - Friday 31 August, 2012

Reilly indicates renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement may be needed
# Health
# Health

Reilly indicates renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement may be needed

Aug 31st 2012, 7:11 PM 7,500 Views 117 Comments

The Health Minister was responding to questions about the financial problems in the health service following the HSE’s announcement of €130 million of cost saving measures.

# public-sector - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Average industrial wage down by 3.3 per cent in second quarter
# Pay
# Pay

Average industrial wage down by 3.3 per cent in second quarter

Aug 29th 2012, 11:28 AM 17,911 Views 42 Comments

The average industrial worker now earns €41,807 a year; the average salary across all sectors is down to €35,768.

# public-sector - Monday 16 July, 2012

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet

Jul 16th 2012, 10:30 AM 3,646 Views 27 Comments

Last week the minister circulated a briefing document criticising Minister Joan Burton’s proposal to increase the number of sick pay days an employers pays.

# public-sector - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Everything you need to know about the Croke Park Agreement
# Explainer
# Explainer

Everything you need to know about the Croke Park Agreement

Jul 7th 2012, 8:45 AM 15,452 Views 85 Comments

It is a key agreement between government and the public service representatives but just what exactly is the Public Service Agreement, as it is officially known, all about and why does it create so many talking points?

# public-sector - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days?

Jul 4th 2012, 11:34 AM 18,131 Views 95 Comments

Sick leave costs the Government and businesses millions every year. So should employees have to provide proof?

€26million: The annual bill for sick leave in the civil service
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

€26million: The annual bill for sick leave in the civil service

Jul 4th 2012, 9:01 AM 4,909 Views 99 Comments

In one Government department, the average employee had a day off sick every three weeks.

# public-sector - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Pension changes to impact former taoisigh and those on “Rolls Royce” salaries
# Pensions
# Pensions

Pension changes to impact former taoisigh and those on “Rolls Royce” salaries

Jun 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,328 Views 24 Comments

A proposed new scheme will benefit lower paid public servants, says Minister Brendan Howlin.

# public-sector - Monday 25 June, 2012

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?

Jun 25th 2012, 10:06 AM 7,346 Views 131 Comments

Health minister James Reilly has raised the possibility of cutting some health service pay rates – but this would breach the deal. What do you think?

# public-sector - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Croke Park agreement 'should not exist at all' - Eddie Hobbs
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Croke Park agreement 'should not exist at all' - Eddie Hobbs

Jun 17th 2012, 12:53 PM 7,214 Views 44 Comments

The financial advisor and broadcaster said the deal cocooned higher-level public servants and targeted cuts at the most vulnerable.

# public-sector - 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 3,481 Views 50 Comments

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

# public-sector - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

'Croke Park must deliver more savings': Mixed reaction to latest review
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

'Croke Park must deliver more savings': Mixed reaction to latest review

Jun 13th 2012, 8:40 PM 4,265 Views 68 Comments

While business group Chambers Ireland called for more cuts in the public sector, unions pointed to the effect the agreement has had on the lower-paid in the public service.

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 2,570 Views 40 Comments

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

Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report
# Greece
# Greece

Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report

Jun 13th 2012, 11:01 AM 2,330 Views 22 Comments

Greece has about €2 billion to pay salaries and pensions until 20th July, according to media reports.

# public-sector - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Column: It’s time to privatise RTÉ and the DAA. Offload them now.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s time to privatise RTÉ and the DAA. Offload them now.

May 19th 2012, 8:00 AM 236 Views 77 Comments

The two troubled semi-states are living in fantasyland, writes Aaron McKenna. Why should we keep them there?

# public-sector - 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 3,998 Views 69 Comments

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

# public-sector - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut

Apr 10th 2012, 5:55 PM 3,536 Views 37 Comments

Both the TUI and ASTI say they will consider any cuts to teachers’ allowances as a breach of the Croke Park Agreement.

# public-sector - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Column: How do you solve a problem like the public sector?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How do you solve a problem like the public sector?

Apr 7th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,960 Views 115 Comments

The public sector is old, bewildered and struggling, writes Cormac McGrane. Here’s what we need to do.

# public-sector - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes
# Public Service
# Public Service

Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes

Mar 29th 2012, 10:31 AM 4,051 Views 73 Comments

However, Hayes warned that a cultural change was essential for Ireland’s economic recovery.

# public-sector - Monday 26 March, 2012

Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company
# Handover
# Handover

Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company

Mar 26th 2012, 3:27 PM 4,820 Views 5 Comments

Minister of State Brian Hayes said that he was open to leasing other State properties to businesses and the community.

# public-sector - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Public sector reform
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Public sector reform

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 569 Views 2 Comments

The government promised to cut public sector numbers, increase accountability and improve performance. What’s happened?

# public-sector - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Public service pay drop bigger than in private sector
# Wages
# Wages

Public service pay drop bigger than in private sector

Mar 3rd 2012, 12:34 PM 7,040 Views 111 Comments

…but average wages are still falling overall, new figures show.