Tests are being carried out for the Ebola virus and isolation procedures have been put in place after a death in Co Donegal. The person was found dead late last night and taken to Letterkenny General Hospital (pictured), it is understood. Photograph: Google Street View

Man who died had been working in an area of Africa affected by the virus outbreak

Iarnród Éireann is to lose €500,000 in State funding if services are cancelled as a result of planned strike action due to commenceon Sunday. A decision by the company’s chief executive to holiday in Mauritius during the dispute has also been criticised.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Company set to lose €500,000 in State funding if services cancelled as planned

HSE removed details of payments from website

Last month the chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness raised concerns that a company known as Starline Management Consulting Ltd was paid €258,000 to fill the position of chief operations officer/deputy chief executive officer at the hospital group.

Impact members have been undertaking industrial action over what they view as ‘excessive’ pay

 Irish Nurses and Midwives general secretary Liam Doran:  said the Government should also use talks with his union that are currently under way in the Labour Relations Commission to set out its proposals to reverse cuts imposed in the pay structure for nurses over recent years.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Higher payments would come from mix of staged rises and long-term increments

Former chief inspector of the Garda Inspectorate Kathleen O’Toole was a member of the review group into the Department of Justice

Members had expertise in policing, law public adminstration and governance

The Department of Health offices in Dublin. Departmental briefing documents, drawn up in June, state that independent actuarial projections forecast that the cost of settling clinical indemnity claims overall in 2014 will be in the region of €200 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

Cost of clinical claims estimated to rise

Hiqa contends that it received official approval as far back as 2007 to appoint its directors on the salary scale of assistant secretaries in the Civil Service

Hiqa says it received official approval to pay amounts to directors

Medical organisations claimed the cuts led to a brain drain among doctors and left the health service unable to fill a number of key medical posts. Photograph: Thinkstock

Senior figures say move does not mean general public sector cuts under Croke Park and Haddington Road agreements will be reverse(...)

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