Howlin to resist civil service "bank time" claim
The government is going to resist a compensation claim from civil servants for the loss of their weekly “bank time” to cash their pay cheques.
The half-an-hour per week allowance for lower paid civil servants had become a laughing stock because they had been paid electronically for years.
But even though it was abolished five years ago at the start of the recession, civil servants are seeking a once-off compensation award of four-and-a-half...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics