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#Public Service

# public-service - This year 2022

Revised terms amounting to a 6.5% pay increase accepted by public service workers
# Pay Deal
# Pay Deal

Revised terms amounting to a 6.5% pay increase accepted by public service workers

Oct 7th 2022, 1:41 PM 24,798 Views 44 Comments

The new terms will cover the next 12 months.

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay

May 6th 2022, 5:21 PM 18,910 Views 18 Comments

The talks will centre around the pay for 350,000 people who work in the public sector.

School secretaries vote to accept pay scale aligned with public service rates
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

School secretaries vote to accept pay scale aligned with public service rates

Mar 23rd 2022, 4:09 PM 19,713 Views 12 Comments

Previously most secretaries were employed directly by schools, with many earning minimum wage.

# public-service - Last year 2021

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top
# Public Service
# Public Service

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top

Jun 23rd 2021, 9:18 AM 18,314 Views 74 Comments

Reuters Digital News Report 2021 shows this publication and State broadcaster were most popular news sources for online audiences.

# public-service - All time

Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:49 PM 39,593 Views 59 Comments

Many are angry that TDs and senators will see a pay rise next week.

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets
# Public Service
# Public Service

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets

Jul 30th 2020, 11:51 AM 76,685 Views 98 Comments

High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse
# Dáil
# Dáil

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse

Jun 11th 2020, 4:29 PM 22,623 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach says the civil service is currently ‘very white’.

Public service workers to be transferred to help with contact tracing and social welfare applications
# Emergency Mobilisation
# Emergency Mobilisation

Public service workers to be transferred to help with contact tracing and social welfare applications

Mar 18th 2020, 6:58 PM 52,612 Views 30 Comments

It comes after a flood of workers signalled their desire to help tackle the public health crisis.

President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70
# Retirement
# Retirement

President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70

Updated Dec 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 32,758 Views 91 Comments

The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card
# PR
# PR

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card

Jan 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 13,100 Views 40 Comments

The rollout of the card sparked a storm of publicity about its use last year.

Poll: What age would you like to retire at?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What age would you like to retire at?

Dec 6th 2017, 9:31 AM 29,578 Views 65 Comments

The mandatory retirement age for civil servants is to rise from 65 to 70 under new measures.

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70
# Beyond 65
# Beyond 65

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

Dec 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 67,620 Views 66 Comments

A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.

Public servants took more than 2 million sick days last year
# Not Able
# Not Able

Public servants took more than 2 million sick days last year

Jul 6th 2015, 5:10 PM 20,676 Views 106 Comments

The government are saying changes to the way sick leave is administered has saved the taxpayer €51.5 million.

Public or private sector workers - who actually came out worse in the recession?
# Paying A Premium
# Paying A Premium

Public or private sector workers - who actually came out worse in the recession?

Apr 27th 2015, 1:45 PM 36,369 Views 115 Comments

New figures shine a light on the pay gap after the swingeing cuts of 2010.

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

Apr 18th 2015, 8:45 AM 12,885 Views 56 Comments

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism
# Cough Cough
# Cough Cough

These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism

Mar 5th 2015, 6:10 PM 41,640 Views 140 Comments

The sector’s head said there were an ‘unacceptable’ number of sick days being taken in the public service.

Emails from annoyed viewers abroad led to RTÉ's new international player
# Airin Go Brea
# Airin Go Brea

Emails from annoyed viewers abroad led to RTÉ's new international player

Mar 4th 2015, 7:30 PM 28,243 Views 36 Comments

The RTÉ fans wanted to know why they couldn’t watch their favourite shows on the existing player.

Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started

Oct 20th 2014, 5:52 PM 54,128 Views 31 Comments

The job will be filled over the next two years.

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year
# Permanent And Pensionable
# Permanent And Pensionable

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year

Oct 14th 2014, 5:41 PM 12,749 Views 17 Comments

A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.

Bank of Ireland will not be able to pay salaries until tomorrow morning
# Cash No Flow
# Cash No Flow

Bank of Ireland will not be able to pay salaries until tomorrow morning

Jul 31st 2014, 10:00 AM 72,956 Views 173 Comments

Some public (and private) workers woke up today to find no salary in their bank account.

Gardaí €13 million off target for Haddington Road savings
# Not Even Close
# Not Even Close

Gardaí €13 million off target for Haddington Road savings

Jul 10th 2014, 3:12 PM 9,358 Views 25 Comments

There was also a similar shortfall last year, with just €9 million of the projected €15 million in savings achieved.

Council workers in South Dublin are working to rule today
# Public Offices
# Public Offices

Council workers in South Dublin are working to rule today

May 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,211 Views 42 Comments

Their union say that their pay has been cut unilaterally.

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it
# Deficit Targets
# Deficit Targets

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it

May 16th 2014, 8:02 AM 7,711 Views 32 Comments

The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k
# Chaching
# Chaching

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Apr 7th 2014, 8:40 AM 12,799 Views 84 Comments

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'
# Health System
# Health System

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'

Feb 11th 2014, 7:51 PM 9,222 Views 11 Comments

The IMO said this evening that there has been nothing but “disincentives and obstacles” put in the way of highly skilled doctors.

'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement
# Public Service
# Public Service

'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement

Jan 14th 2014, 11:21 AM 5,350 Views 19 Comments

Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.

Aaron McKenna: Our government hides its actions by obstructing Freedom of Information
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our government hides its actions by obstructing Freedom of Information

Nov 16th 2013, 8:00 AM 71 Views 38 Comments

To hide public service deficiency and ensure that ‘accountability’ remains a word in the dictionary, senior public servants have been waging a long war on Freedom of Information, writes Aaron McKenna.

Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman
# New Ombudsman
# New Ombudsman

Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman

Oct 8th 2013, 2:05 PM 5,131 Views 17 Comments

He’s set to take up the position after serving in the same role in Wales. There were 35 expressions of interest in the job from journalists, PR professionals, politicians and others.

Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight
# Fire Service
# Fire Service

Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight

Aug 31st 2013, 7:45 AM 19,174 Views 56 Comments

The Public Appointments Service says it’s a standard procedure, and helps them monitor equality across the public service.

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

Aug 28th 2013, 2:34 PM 11,050 Views 85 Comments

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road

Jul 12th 2013, 9:17 PM 6,365 Views 24 Comments

The union represents workers in the Civil Service, An Post, FÁS and other organisations.

The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion
# Public Sector Pay
# Public Sector Pay

The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:30 PM 11,836 Views 88 Comments

The final report of the public sector pay deal’s implementation body has outlined the savings it achieved.

RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending
# Greece
# Greece

RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending

Jun 11th 2013, 4:56 PM 10,852 Views 91 Comments

ERT will cease operations for three months, and is likely to reopen with only a fraction of its current workforce of 2,800.

New broadcasting charge won’t be used to save ailing newspapers
# Broadcasting Charge
# Broadcasting Charge

New broadcasting charge won’t be used to save ailing newspapers

May 31st 2013, 7:40 PM 9,551 Views 57 Comments

Pat Rabbitte says the replacement for the TV licence needs to ensure minimal standards for RTÉ, and can’t save other media.

'Industrial peace' on the way if unions accept pay proposals
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

'Industrial peace' on the way if unions accept pay proposals

May 21st 2013, 1:22 PM 6,266 Views 43 Comments

If the union’s proposals are accepted, the ‘essential elements’ of the Croke Park Agreement will remain in place.

Howlin: It's in personal interests of public workers to accept pay cuts
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Howlin: It's in personal interests of public workers to accept pay cuts

May 13th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,824 Views 110 Comments

As he prepares for Kieran Mulvey to sound the death knell on pay talks, Brendan Howlin says national solvency is good for everyone.

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal

May 10th 2013, 6:55 AM 10,182 Views 81 Comments

The public expenditure minister tells TheJournal.ie that some unions would need a dramatic U-turn – and that the next option is negotiating with unions on an individual basis.

Five days to go: New deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cuts
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Five days to go: New deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cuts

May 8th 2013, 8:38 AM 5,595 Views 46 Comments

The government is seeking to cut public sector pay by €300 million this year and hopes for a negotiated settlement with trade unions by next week.

Union tells government to 'stay the hell away' from voting process
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Union tells government to 'stay the hell away' from voting process

Mar 18th 2013, 12:15 PM 12,808 Views 64 Comments

Regional Secratary of UNITE hit out at the government, accusing it of “subverting the democratic process”.

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

Mar 14th 2013, 7:02 PM 9,521 Views 131 Comments

The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.

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