The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that the Government’s new pay proposals for hospital consultants will fail to attract urgently-needed  high calibre  doctors. File  photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Irish Hospital Consultants Association says Government plans will fail to attract talent

Doctors who are members of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) have voted to accept revised pay proposals for consultants working in public hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images.

Irish Medical Organisation backs revised pay deal by margin of 60% to 40%

Vhi is to cut the cost of seven of its plans by 3 per cent.

Move which will apply from March is a sign spiralling health insurance prices have eased

 Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Fein is disappointed and concerned at the development. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

McDonald says mechanism to investigate claims must be found by Government

Civil servant Gerry Ryan had sent members of the committee a dossier several weeks ago setting out the allegations

Civil servant has made allegations of tax evasion against former senior politicians

Patricia King and outgoing General Secretary David Begg in Dublin. King was a lead negotiator in the talks with the Government that led to both the Croke Park and the Haddington Road agreements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Unions face having to meet expectations of members as economy improves

Patricia King  has been appointed as the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: The Irish Times/Frank Miller

Former Siptu vice president has been involved in trade union movement for 25 years

The Irish Pharmacy Union said there was evidence to show that schemes controlled by insurance companies had led to a reduction in the number and range of medicines accessible. Photograph: PA Wire

Groups criticise Government’s proposal for universal health insurance system

The proposed new system to end the existing two-tier health service was championed strongly by former minister for health James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Department of Health officials warned Leo Varadkar that UHI plan was ‘unworkable’

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