The Garda Representative Association has rejected the new public service pay deal

Garda union protests outside Dáil over pay deal

13.10 The leadership of the Garda Representative Association, which represents 10,500 rank-and-file gardaí, have protested outside Leinster House over the Government's threat to freeze pay from tomorrow because they have rejected a new public service pay deal.

ASTI will issue a formal directive to members to withdraw from the additional hours

Risk of secondary school closures increases

28 Jun The risk of secondary schools experiencing closures from September has increased after the ASTI voted to instruct members to cease working the 33 unpaid hours introduced under the Croke Park 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.