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.
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.
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.
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.
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.