Top Gardaí take industrial action in the latest pay row to hit force

Superintendents won’t accept extra work SENIOR Garda officers have taken the unprecedented step of industrial action in a move that has caused the public sector pay row to resurface. The organisation representing Garda superintendents has told Garda management that its members will not take on any additional duties from today, as other senior Gardaí  consider following […]

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Consumers not feeling new ‘boom’

How right you are !!!!!!! THE mood of consumers has not improved, despite new reports of a boom. Households ended last year saying they are not feeling any uplift in their incomes, even though employers’ body Ibec claims households have never been better off. The KBC Bank/Economic and Social Research Institute report shows consumer confidence […]

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‘We’ll focus on defusing the pension time bomb’ – Donohoe

MAJOR funds will have to be set aside to tackle the hole in the country’s pension pot or the long-term consequences will be huge, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said ‘the safety net for the majority of workers can’t simply be the State pension’He has admitted the Government needs to […]

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Winter Síocháin Crosswords – corrected version

Unfortunately Ocean Publications made a mistake with the Crossword. I am attaching the link to the grid in two formats to suit all computers hopefully. They have agreed to the following: One solution is that you can upload the correct full-length grid (attached PDF & JPE formats ) to your website – However, we will also accept […]

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Return of bonuses for public servants not ruled out

INANCE Minister Paschal Donohoe is not ruling out the return of bonuses for public servants which were axed during the recession. But, while speaking at the launch of a report on public sector reform, he said no decision had yet been made on the issue. He was speaking after a Cabinet meeting in which the […]

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Heroic officer honoured on the double for exceptional bravery

A GARDA has won two first-class commendations for showing “exceptional courage and bravery” for his role in dealing with two separate incidents on successive days. Garda Bob Fitzsimons tackled an armed raider with the help of a reserve garda, Mark Spain, and arrested him at the scene in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, on September 8, 2012. […]

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