Public servants including gardai, nurses and teachers are in for a pay rise after a new public sector pay deal was agreed.
Talks between the government and more than 30 unions ran into the early hours of this morning.
The unions say this deal would work out at around a 7% pay increase over the next three years, for three quarters of public servants.
It's scaled to benefit those on lower incomes more and will also see the threshold for the pension levy rise.
Bernard Harbor from IMPACT says it's an agreement they can work with: "No one is doing high fives about this nevertheless I think that it's the best that we can achieve. It will see pay increase over the coming years in line with the better deals that have been done in the private sector."
There's no changes in a number of areas the government had been targeting such as outsourcing and Saturday working hours but there's also no resolution on recruitment and retention issues, which a number of unions face.
Liam Doran from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says there will be more talks on that aspect.
"It's a mixture that's still being digested really. On pay restoration, progress has been made but there's still work to be done. On our other key issue which was recruitment and retention initiatives, that will address the shortage of nursing, we're to have further contacts on that."
The talks only finished at around 3am this morning and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe says he'll now bring them to government, while the unions will prepare to ballot their members on the deal.