The minister said benefits of the LRA are confined to those within the agreement

Some gardaí and teachers to lose pay increments

13.20 Secondary teachers and gardaí are set to lose pay increments from Friday because benefits such as increments will only be applied to public servants who accept the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

Standard & Poor's said Brexit was a seminal event

Britain loses final AAA rating over Brexit

27 Jun Britain suffered further blows to its economic standing today as two top ratings agencies downgraded its sovereign credit score, judging last week's vote to leave the European Union would hurt its economy.

Angela Merkel's reasoned approach came despite a call from foreign ministers from the EU's six founding members for Britain to leave the bloc as soon as possible

Merkel calls for cordiality, ministers push exit

25 Jun German Chancellor Angela Merkel called today for clear-headed negotiations with Britain on its departure from the European Union, stressing that talks with the "close partner" must take place in a good atmosphere.

An announcement about the Christmas bonus will be made on Budget Day in October

Christmas bonus set to be paid this year

22 Jun The Christmas bonus is expected to be paid again this year after Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar told the Dáil he will be seeking approval from Cabinet for the payment.

GRA and the AGSI have rejected the Lansdowne Road Agreement

Talks over garda pay and conditions break down

22 Jun The Garda Representative Association has said that talks with Department of Justice officials aimed at defusing a row over pay, conditions and the Lansdowne Road Agreement have broken down.

The ESRI says there is potential to build universal primary care from the existing tax-financed system at relatively low cost

ESRI suggests options for universal health care

16 Jun A report from the Economic and Social Research Institute has found that setting up a new purchaser of public hospital care, separate to the Health Service Executive, may help towards achieving universal healthcare.

Police clashed with protesters during rally over labour reform

Clashes in Paris at labour reform protest

14 Jun Protesters engaged in running battles with French riot police as thousands of people marched through the streets of Paris in a protest over planned changes to labour laws.