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#Public Service

# public-service - 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 6,760 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

# public-service - 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 2,411 Views 27 Comments

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

# public-service - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

RTÉ stars could have salaries cut by 30 per cent
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ stars could have salaries cut by 30 per cent

Oct 18th 2011, 10:59 AM 9,876 Views 110 Comments

Director General Noel Curran says RTÉ prepared for possibility of some presenters moving to rival broadcasters. We look at what those cuts would do to the top earners’ pay packets…

# public-service - 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 936 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-service - 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 1,163 Views 29 Comments

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

# public-service - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

# public-service - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Independent broadcasters call for review of RTÉ radio funding
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Independent broadcasters call for review of RTÉ radio funding

Sep 14th 2011, 12:12 PM 214 Views 0 Comments

The IBI has called for a “long overdue and comprehensive restructuring” of State-run radio stations as well as the abandonment of the broadcasting levy.

# public-service - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Top judges face 23pc pay cut if referendum is passed - Shatter
# Referendum
# Referendum

Top judges face 23pc pay cut if referendum is passed - Shatter

Aug 4th 2011, 2:54 PM 567 Views 4 Comments

The minister publishes draft legislation to cut judges’ pay, which will be enacted if the public approves October’s referendum.

# public-service - Sunday 26 June, 2011

One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report
# Six Figures
# Six Figures

One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report

Jun 26th 2011, 3:26 PM 1,210 Views 22 Comments

Records reveal that some staff at some universities earn in excess of €200,000.

# public-service - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Government lowers pay ceilings for semi-state chief executives
# Pay Cap
# Pay Cap

Government lowers pay ceilings for semi-state chief executives

Jun 22nd 2011, 2:02 PM 897 Views 7 Comments

But the State’s next round of public CEOs will still earn as much as the next President, and more than the Taoiseach.

# public-service - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Croke Park Deal has saved almost €600m in first year – review
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Croke Park Deal has saved almost €600m in first year – review

Jun 15th 2011, 12:31 PM 600 Views 10 Comments

The results of the first review into the public service pay deal show the public pay bill alone has been reduced by €239m.

# public-service - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'
# IMPACT Conference
# IMPACT Conference

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'

May 26th 2011, 3:30 PM 362 Views 0 Comments

IMPACT’s national secretary tells its annual conference that local government staffing targets for this year have been met already.

# public-service - Thursday 12 May, 2011

IMPACT asks civil service to 'look beyond' Croke Park deal
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

IMPACT asks civil service to 'look beyond' Croke Park deal

May 12th 2011, 12:54 PM 556 Views 0 Comments

IMPACT’s general secretary tells a conference that a more sophisticated approach to redeployment is needed.

# public-service - Thursday 24 March, 2011

No reversal on pay cuts: Noonan
# Pay Cuts
# Pay Cuts

No reversal on pay cuts: Noonan

Mar 24th 2011, 8:45 PM 1,699 Views 24 Comments

The Minister for Finance has ruled out a reversal on 5 per cent pay cuts to school secretaries and non-teaching staff.

Ten departing health board execs given €4m in severance
# Severance Pay
# Severance Pay

Ten departing health board execs given €4m in severance

Mar 24th 2011, 7:26 PM 1,299 Views 0 Comments

The ten individuals were given an average payout of €405,000 each when they left as the Health Board became the HSE in 2005, according to the Medical Independent.

# public-service - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Kenny: FG would borrow €1bn to lay off 30,000 public servants
# GE11
# GE11

Kenny: FG would borrow €1bn to lay off 30,000 public servants

Feb 8th 2011, 11:42 AM 1,041 Views 0 Comments

The Fine Gael leader says the party’s plan to shed 30,000 state workers would cost €1bn, but save €10bn in five years.

# public-service - Thursday 6 January, 2011

22 judges decline to sign up for voluntary pension levy
# Tax
# Tax

22 judges decline to sign up for voluntary pension levy

Jan 6th 2011, 8:53 PM 667 Views 0 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners’ headline figures show that 125 of the country’s 147 judges have signed up to the scheme.

Labour launches reform policy for parliament and laws
# Election 2011
# Election 2011

Labour launches reform policy for parliament and laws

Jan 6th 2011, 4:27 PM 587 Views 0 Comments

Labour’s ‘New Government, Better Government’ policy outlines plans for whistleblowers’ legislation and Seanad abolition.

# public-service - Thursday 23 December, 2010

Student nurses' pay to be cut to zero by 2015
# Health
# Health

Student nurses' pay to be cut to zero by 2015

Dec 23rd 2010, 10:28 AM 5,232 Views 0 Comments

Department of Health cutbacks mean trainee nurses will no longer be paid for their 36 weeks of work on hospital wards.

# public-service - Thursday 2 December, 2010

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute
# Waste
# Waste

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute

Dec 2nd 2010, 7:01 AM 737 Views 0 Comments

Civil servants refuse to operate machine which was intended to tackle immigrant benefit fraud without increase in pay.

# public-service - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

HSE spent €92m on agency staff to beat recruitment ban
# HSE
# HSE

HSE spent €92m on agency staff to beat recruitment ban

Oct 19th 2010, 3:26 PM 322 Views 0 Comments

New figures obtained by Fine Gael showed that the HSE spent 36% more on hiring staff than simply employing them.

# public-service - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

Cuba to fire one million public sector workers
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba to fire one million public sector workers

Sep 14th 2010, 2:12 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

Now that’s austerity.

# public-service - Monday 26 July, 2010

HSE West report: services being affected by staff ban
# Public Service
# Public Service

HSE West report: services being affected by staff ban

Jul 26th 2010, 7:09 PM 226 Views 0 Comments

Recruitment freeze having a negative impact on frontline services.

# public-service - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

Californian city sacks every public servant, doesn't burn to the ground
# Public Service
# Public Service

Californian city sacks every public servant, doesn't burn to the ground

Jul 20th 2010, 10:06 AM 122 Views 0 Comments

Now that’s what we call an austerity measure.