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#Public Service

# public-service - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card PR

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card

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

# public-service - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What age would you like to retire at? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What age would you like to retire at?

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

# public-service - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70 Beyond 65

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

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

# public-service - Monday 6 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Public servants took more than 2 million sick days last year Not Able

Public servants took more than 2 million sick days last year

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

# public-service - Monday 27 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Public or private sector workers - who actually came out worse in the recession? Paying A Premium

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

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

# public-service - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement Return To Sender

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

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

# public-service - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism Cough Cough

These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism

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

# public-service - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Emails from annoyed viewers abroad led to RTÉ’s new international player Airin Go Brea

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

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

# public-service - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started Jobswatch

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

The job will be filled over the next two years.

# public-service - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year Permanent And Pensionable

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

A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.

# public-service - Thursday 31 July, 2014

# public-service - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí €13 million off target for Haddington Road savings Not Even Close

Gardaí €13 million off target for Haddington Road savings

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

# public-service - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Council workers in South Dublin are working to rule today Public Offices

Council workers in South Dublin are working to rule today

Their union say that their pay has been cut unilaterally.

# public-service - Friday 16 May, 2014

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

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

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

# public-service - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k Chaching

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

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

# public-service - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it' Health System

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

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

# public-service - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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

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

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”.

# public-service - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Our government hides its actions by obstructing Freedom of Information Opinion

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

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.

# public-service - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman New Ombudsman

Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman

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.

# public-service - Saturday 31 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight Fire Service

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

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

# public-service - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

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

# public-service - Friday 12 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road Public Pay

Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road

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

# public-service - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion Public Sector Pay

The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion

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

# public-service - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending Greece

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

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

# public-service - Friday 31 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New broadcasting charge won’t be used to save ailing newspapers Broadcasting Charge

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

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

# public-service - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 'Industrial peace' on the way if unions accept pay proposals Pay Talks

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

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

# public-service - Monday 13 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: It's in personal interests of public workers to accept pay cuts Croke Park II

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

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

# public-service - Friday 10 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal Croke Park 2 This post contains videos

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

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.

# public-service - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Five days to go: New deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cuts Public Sector

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

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.

# public-service - Monday 18 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Union tells government to 'stay the hell away' from voting process Croke Park 2

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

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

# public-service - Thursday 14 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement Croke Park 2

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

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

# public-service - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Nurses will "never agree" to Sunday premium cuts Croke Park

Nurses will "never agree" to Sunday premium cuts

The INMO said it will not be moving the proposals as it returns to talks on the Croke Park Agreement today.

# public-service - Monday 18 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks? Croke Park II

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?

The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…

From TheJournal.ie Croke Park talks on public sector pay and reform to continue Croke Park

Croke Park talks on public sector pay and reform to continue

Meanwhile, an alliance of gardaí, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and prison officers will hold a rally in Dublin this evening.

# public-service - Saturday 16 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?

Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?

# public-service - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality Pensions

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# public-service - Saturday 26 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Rouen, Robin Hood and Real Madrid: The week in numbers Apple

Rouen, Robin Hood and Real Madrid: The week in numbers

Also, how many of Kerry’s councillors actually favour relaxed drink-driving rules? And just how rich is Apple?

# public-service - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts Public Service

Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts

Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.

# public-service - Sunday 20 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table - Taoiseach Enda On TV

Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table - Taoiseach

In a wide-ranging interview with RTÉ, the Taoiseach also said that he was “not in the business of providing abortion on demand” and said the Anglo promissory note would be restructured.

# public-service - Saturday 12 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are 'too costly', says Troika Euroleaks

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are 'too costly', says Troika

A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.

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