Workers on strike at the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery buildings at Knockmitten Lane as replacement workers operate the waste collection trucks. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Trade union delegation visits picket line at the waste recycling facility

The HSE’s deputy director general, Laverne McGuinness, said the business cases were being reviewed by the HSE. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business cases submitted for 67 executives

HSE director general Tony O’Brien who said an agency was used to fill a critical role which had proved impossible to fill for a variety of reasons. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Manager, employed under a contract, was paid €258,000 over a 13-month period

HSE has told an Oireachtas committee 34 senior managers in eight so-called section 39 organisations, which received over €3 million in funding from the health service, also receive other benefits

HSE gives Oireachtas Committee details of executive pay levels in grant-aided bodies

Former minister for health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller

Additional savings to come from reference pricing initiative

Fine Gael senator Colm Burke has criticised a lack of fairness and transparency in the filling of more than 1,100 administrative positions in the HSE.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

FG senator says taking such action ‘wrong’ and calls for review of hiring procedures

Plans to put bus routes out to tender have been strongly opposed by the National Bus and Rail Union and Siptu. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

LRC to host talks in privatisation dispute

The latest amended cost-saving plan, which was rejected by Siptu members, emerged following direct talks between management and trade unions at Iarnród Éireann several weeks ago and was based on an earlier Labour Court recommendation.

NBRU to ballot 500 members at State train operator on action up to and including strike

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