Civil Service

The Civil Service division represents professional, technical and service grades. Members in this division work in a wide variety of careers including forensic scientists, lab analysts, agricultural officers and inspectors, probation officers, legal staff and lots more.

There are over 5000 members in this division, and nearly 100 branches.

The main issues arising in this division involve income recovery, talks on mergers of public service unions, performance management as indicated in the civil service renewal plan and redeployment.

Contacting your union:

Your first port of call if you have a question is your workplace rep.

If you don’t know who your rep is, you can contact your local branch.

Civil Service News


Satisfaction with public servants rises

Public satisfaction with services provided by civil servants is at its highest recorded level, according to an independent survey published yesterday (Wednesday). []


Civil service bereavement leave increased

Civil servants whose spouse or partner has passed away are to see their bereavement leave increased from five to 20 days following agreement between IMPACT and civil service management. Bereavement leave on the loss of other close family members – such as parents or siblings – has also been increased from three []


Proposed Withdrawal of Labour by GRA and AGSI members

IMPACT has received a number of queries from Civil Service Branches who organise members within Garda Civilian services in respect of the proposed withdrawal of labour by GRA and AGSI members on 4th, 11th, 18th and 25 November next. []


Industrial action at Oberstown today

Residential care workers and supervising staff will commence industrial action at the Oberstown youth detention centre this morning (Tuesday) in a dispute over poor safety measures and increasing assaults on the campus. Their unions, IMPACT and SIPTU, say full emergency cover is in place, and there will be no disruption of state exams at […]


FGE demands living wage and fair pensions

The IMPACT branch that represents Ireland’s lowest paid civil servants has demanded a living wage across the public service and fair pensions for civil service cleaners and service officers. The living wage – the minimum income needed to meet the basic requirements of life – is generally accepted to be €11.50 an hour. […]


IMPACT Submission to the An Garda Síochána Strategy Statement for 2016-2018.

IMPACT submits that the recommendations within the 2015 Garda Inspectorate Report “Changing Policing in Ireland” in respect of staff deployment and efficient human resources management should be implemented and proposals for the same included within the An Garda Síochána Strategy Statement for 2016-2018. […]


Access to promotions demanded

IMPACT has demanded that a civil service interdepartmental competition for promotions to higher executive officer (HEO) posts be opened to technical and professional grades equivalent to HEO. […]