Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants


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Welcome to the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS) website.

Since 1943 the Association has provided effective negotiation, representation and back-up services to senior civil servants and managers in the commercial and non-commercial State sector in Ireland.

Our members are key policy influencers and public service providers who have made a major contribution to Irish life and administrative, economic and social development since the foundation of the State.





COVID 19    -   Update to Members 



Public Service Revised Compulsory retirement age

FAQ document prepared by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to compulsory retirement age changes.  


Civil Service Third World Fund



       Annual Report 2019








Recent Criticism of the Civil Service

The AHCPS Press Release issued on the Justice situation on 30 November 2017 was carried in the Irish Times today Friday 1st December 2017.


Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020

Result of Ballot 

AHCPS members vote to accept Public Service Stability Agreement

AHCPS first union to conclude vote on public sector pay agreement 


Cover letter accompanying the ballot paper to members and Table of  Pay Adjustments 

Closing date for return of Ballot Papers is 12 noon Friday 7th July 2017.


Press Release 

AHCPS General Secretary welcome pay talks progress but express disappointment at restoration timeline

AHCPS Executive to meet on Monday to consider proposals 


Proposals for Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 - 2020

Summary of Benefits to the Individual 2018-2021


ADC 2017 

The Association's Annual Delegate Conference was held on Friday 5th May 2017 in the Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2

The General Secretary introduced the  Executive Committee's Evaluation Paper on the IPA report on Pay and Benefits research study and slide presentation by Ciaran Rohan General Secretary.

Media coverage of the ADC 

Ciaran Rohan Opinion piece in Irish Times  05/05/17

RTÉ’s Ingrid Miley reporting live from Conference for the One O’Clock News – 17 minutes 

Ciaran Rohan interviewed live from Conference on RTE Drivetime

ADC 2016 

Executive Committee Paper on Pay   "A Fair Way to Fair Pay"  presented by Ciaran Rohan General Secretary to the ADC.


AHCPS Political Hustings debate was
held in the Mont Clare Hotel, Dublin,
on Tuesday 2nd of February. Click here
to listen to the report on Morning Ireland.



Civil Service Employee Assistance Service



The Fair Shop campaign will be a long-term, sustained and innovative
effort to provide information to consumers – including the country’s 800,000
trade union members – to 
encourage them to spend their money in shops that
respect the rights of their employees. A number of significant retailers have
already been included in the campaign.  

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