Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said he expected to engage in talks  on a wind-down of financial emergency legislation. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Negotiations likely to get under way in May, with October deadline

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister says 85 managers have contractual entitlement to top-up payments

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of the Child and Family Agency/Tusla, said an additional €45 million was required next year just to keep services at a standstill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tusla is struggling to respond to needs of thousands of children at risk of abuse and neglect

Siptu is moving to make permanent 1,000 hospital support staff currently employed as part of a Government intern scheme. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Union move follows revelation that number of senior managers increased by 10%

Increase in numbers took place as figures for nurses and support staff fell

The HSE’s  bill could reach €326 million. Photograph: Getty Images

Rise in agency costs linked to fall in number of directly-employed staff

Pay rise: the TEEU union is looking for increases of 5 per cent for members in both the public and private sectors. It is seeking to recoup concessions made on pensions and conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson
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Move towards workers requesting return of concessions yielded during the recession

The Department of Health said this week it had received 85 business cases from the Health Service Executive seeking approval for individual pay levels in excess of the official rate.   Photograph: Frank Miller

Executives may retain money on a personal basis

The Department of the Environment believed the cost of the metering programme would come to €31.56m, it later emerged the final cost would be €539 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bord Gáis says forecasts for Government produced before detailed survey work completed

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