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#Public Sector

# public-sector - Friday 2 March, 2012

Over 7,000 applied to retire from public sector last month
# Retirements
# Retirements

Over 7,000 applied to retire from public sector last month

Mar 2nd 2012, 6:21 PM 3,052 Views 17 Comments

Brendan Howlin says that the number of staff in the public sector has fallen by more than the target set for 2011.

# public-sector - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Most Government departments seeking new staff to cope with retirements
# Retirements
# Retirements

Most Government departments seeking new staff to cope with retirements

Feb 28th 2012, 8:38 AM 2,256 Views 22 Comments

More than 1,200 staff have retired from the civil service since January – almost twice the number expected in the whole of 2013.

Column: The public sector isn’t there to provide jobs, it’s there to work for us
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The public sector isn’t there to provide jobs, it’s there to work for us

Feb 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 132 Views 38 Comments

Truly intelligent efficiencies would deliver more fulfilled workers as well as better services, writes Aaron McKenna.

# public-sector - Monday 27 February, 2012

Government publishes draft legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Government publishes draft legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers

Feb 27th 2012, 6:30 PM 2,396 Views 12 Comments

The final legislation is expected to be published by Minister Brendan Howlin later this year.

# public-sector - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Youth wing of Fine Gael calls for renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement
# Young Fine Gael
# Young Fine Gael

Youth wing of Fine Gael calls for renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement

Feb 19th 2012, 7:40 PM 7,649 Views 174 Comments

Young Fine Gael’s national conference has been taking place in Tullamore this weekend.

# public-sector - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Government to close three decentralised offices - report
# Decentralisation
# Decentralisation

Government to close three decentralised offices - report

Feb 15th 2012, 9:09 PM 4,724 Views 11 Comments

RTÉ reports that the closure of decentralised offices of FÁS, the Equality Tribunal, and the Department of the Environment has been given the green light.

'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly
# HSE
# HSE

'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly

Feb 15th 2012, 3:08 PM 3,163 Views 22 Comments

The health minister said the HSE will have lost 4,200 staff, but insisted this would not lead to unsafe services.

# public-sector - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

More than 2,000 to retire from health service by end of month
# Health Service
# Health Service

More than 2,000 to retire from health service by end of month

Feb 7th 2012, 5:03 PM 2,420 Views 24 Comments

Enda Kenny has given a detailed breakdown of the numbers expected to leave, after fears were raised over the impact on services.

# public-sector - Monday 6 February, 2012

Government has to fill missing Garda posts - Opposition
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Government has to fill missing Garda posts - Opposition

Feb 6th 2012, 9:35 AM 1,575 Views 17 Comments

Public sector retirements will see 61 vacancies in senior Garda ranks – and the government needs to act to fill these, the Opposition has said.

'Transition teams' set up to manage public sector's pension exodus
# Retirements
# Retirements

'Transition teams' set up to manage public sector's pension exodus

Feb 6th 2012, 9:10 AM 1,819 Views 24 Comments

Enda Kenny says high-level special units have been established to make sure that retirements next month do not hit services.

# public-sector - Friday 3 February, 2012

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme
# Retirements
# Retirements

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:00 AM 2,425 Views 28 Comments

The chairman of An Bord Snip Nua attacks the “very poorly designed” system which may leave the public sector understaffed.

# public-sector - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Howlin: 'Foolish' to say there won't be problems with public sector exodus
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Howlin: 'Foolish' to say there won't be problems with public sector exodus

Feb 1st 2012, 8:55 AM 1,546 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has admitted he can’t guarantee there won’t be individual problems caused by the exodus of public sector workers at the end of the month.

# public-sector - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Cost of public sector pay rises to be halved this year – Howlin
# Public Service
# Public Service

Cost of public sector pay rises to be halved this year – Howlin

Jan 26th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,665 Views 66 Comments

The length-of-service increments will cost the taxpayer €90million in 2012 – down from €180million last year.

# public-sector - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'
# HSE
# HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

Jan 21st 2012, 12:59 PM 4,111 Views 42 Comments

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

# public-sector - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Majority of FG-Lab councillors want Croke Park deal changed - survey
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Majority of FG-Lab councillors want Croke Park deal changed - survey

Jan 17th 2012, 10:29 AM 2,046 Views 38 Comments

A survey carried out by a Fine Gael senator finds that two-thirds of FG and Labour councillors would back amending the deal.

# public-sector - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes
# Public Sector Reform
# Public Sector Reform

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes

Jan 12th 2012, 8:01 AM 2,465 Views 39 Comments

The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.

# public-sector - Thursday 5 January, 2012

# public-sector - Monday 12 December, 2011

Croke Park Deal may be renegotiated if economy slumps - Rabbitte
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Croke Park Deal may be renegotiated if economy slumps - Rabbitte

Dec 12th 2011, 8:21 AM 2,633 Views 84 Comments

The communications minister says a torrid economy could well force the government to revisit the current public pay deal.

# public-sector - Friday 9 December, 2011

Public service will lose 9,000 staff in next three months - Howlin
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Public service will lose 9,000 staff in next three months - Howlin

Dec 9th 2011, 11:20 AM 2,339 Views 10 Comments

Public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin says around 9,000 staff will take advantage of a handsome pension deal and retire.

# public-sector - Monday 5 December, 2011

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?

Dec 5th 2011, 7:00 PM 3,684 Views 96 Comments

One Budget day down, one to go – and we’re looking for your thoughts about the proceedings so far…

# public-sector - Friday 2 December, 2011

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'
# Big Mouth
# Big Mouth

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:58 PM 6,788 Views 69 Comments

The controversial ‘Top Gear’ presenter joked that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.

# public-sector - Thursday 1 December, 2011

HSE rolls back on expenses row
# HSE
# HSE

HSE rolls back on expenses row

Dec 1st 2011, 6:58 PM 2,203 Views 10 Comments

The HSE had said that it wouldn’t pay travel expenses to its staff – but reversed the decision following a meeting between the Minister for Health and the head of the HSE.

# public-sector - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Two million staff on strike, in UK's biggest action since 1979
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Two million staff on strike, in UK's biggest action since 1979

Nov 30th 2011, 11:07 AM 1,428 Views 9 Comments

Public sector workers are striking, over government proposals to make staff work longer and pay more in order to earn pensions.

# public-sector - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Nov 24th 2011, 7:20 PM 60 Views 35 Comments

Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.

# public-sector - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill

Nov 20th 2011, 9:29 AM 5,872 Views 63 Comments

The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.

# public-sector - Friday 18 November, 2011

Public service reform plans are 'weak' and 'wrong' says opposition
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Public service reform plans are 'weak' and 'wrong' says opposition

Nov 18th 2011, 7:57 AM 1,405 Views 22 Comments

The government has been criticised for proposing to cut 23,500 jobs in the public sector over the next four years.

# public-sector - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015

Nov 17th 2011, 12:53 PM 6,749 Views 42 Comments

The government has outlined plans which also include the merging of nearly 50 state agencies.

As it happened: Government announcement on public sector and quangos
Live Nov 17th 2011, 11:53 AM

As it happened: Government announcement on public sector and quangos

Government to unveil public service reform plans
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Government to unveil public service reform plans

Nov 17th 2011, 7:25 AM 2,206 Views 28 Comments

The public service reforms to be announced will see less of a reduction in staff numbers in the public sector than had been pledged in the programme for government.

# public-sector - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Public sector numbers at lowest since 2006 - report
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Public sector numbers at lowest since 2006 - report

Nov 15th 2011, 9:15 AM 820 Views 12 Comments

Figures to be published on Thursday will confirm that the public sector will have fallen under 300,000 for the first time in five years.

# public-sector - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Top Irish civil servants paid more than EU counterparts
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Top Irish civil servants paid more than EU counterparts

Nov 12th 2011, 2:56 PM 2,392 Views 27 Comments

However, administrative staff are paid less than those in corresponding jobs elsewhere in Europe.

# public-sector - Friday 30 September, 2011

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform
# Public Pensions
# Public Pensions

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform

Sep 30th 2011, 8:52 AM 930 Views 57 Comments

Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.

# public-sector - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Government proposes ‘far-reaching transformation’ of public sector pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

Government proposes ‘far-reaching transformation’ of public sector pensions

Sep 29th 2011, 7:30 PM 1,159 Views 29 Comments

But one trade union has strongly criticised the reforms which it is estimated will save €1.8 billion per year.

# public-sector - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Greece prepares for day of strikes over new austerity plan
# Greece
# Greece

Greece prepares for day of strikes over new austerity plan

Sep 22nd 2011, 10:11 AM 244 Views 10 Comments

All public transport will be hit by a national strike, protesting at government plans to lay off thousands of public servants.

# public-sector - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Top civil servant received over €700,000 on retirement
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

Top civil servant received over €700,000 on retirement

Sep 6th 2011, 11:06 AM 2,305 Views 37 Comments

A former Government Secetary General received a €700k golden handshake on his retirement this summer. However, the Department of Finance has said that pension caps will be put in place by this year’s Budget so such payouts will be a thing of the past.