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Appointment of new Garda Commissioner may take six months

Sarah Bardon from Irish Times 26th. September 2017 The appointment of the next Garda Commissioner may take six months to complete, the Policing Authority has said. Former commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan retired from the post earlier this month. The authority is responsible for finding Ms O’Sullivan’s replacement but has yet to advertise the position. A spokeswoman […]

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Gardaí should not have right to strike, says report

Garda associations should not have same status as unions, says Government study Fiach Kelly, Martin Wall, from Irish Times 26th. September 2017 Gardaí should not be allowed go on strike and new measures should be put in place to stop lower-level industrial action affecting its “essential services”, a Government-commissioned report has urged. It says Garda […]

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Ex-boss Fingleton ‘unavailable’ for latest INBS hearing

Let your fingers do the walking!!!!!  Seems unlikely we will ever hear oral evidence from this man!!!! Michael Fingleton, the long-serving boss of the now defunct Irish Nationwide Building Society, failed to appear at the latest hearing of a Central Bank inquiry set up to examine the actions of senior management prior to the organisation’s […]

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Two-tier pay at Cabinet table is here to stay

A TWO-TIER pay system for ministers at the Cabinet table is to remain in place for the lifetime of this Government. Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Chief Whip Joe McHugh will miss out on €16,000 a year after a decision not to risk putting a salary hike to a Dáil vote. It comes […]

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Tax pledges risk taking us back to the future

POLITICS is probably the toughest of all trades. And it is even trickier these days. Most Irish people feel the nation is over the recession hump. But, while they are still bruised from the shock of what happened in 2008, they are also looking for tangible evidence that they are doing better. No mystery about […]

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