The chairman of the GP Committee of the 
Irish Medical Organisation (
 Dr Ray Walley said the legislation ‘had exceeded our worst fears’. Photograph: PA Wire

Legisaltion would allow Minister to set fees following 60-day consultation period

Former IMO chief executive Geroge McNeice at an IMO conference in the Hotel Europe, Killarney.

Union deferred probe into potential €20m retirement package for former chief

Minister for Health James Reilly: fresh talks after Easter on pay for hospital consultants. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

A medical brain drain and problem recruiting to key posts has triggered a review of policy

The report on hospital consultant pay was , drawn up by a working group appointed by the Minister for Health James Reilly, and has urged the Government to look again at pay levels for newly-appointed doctors.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Health service working group urges Government to look at salary for new senior doctors

 Junior doctors on picket duty outside the Mater Hospital last October. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reliance on agency staff and ageing of population driving up health service costs

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street: unsuccessfully applied for apparoval to pay  an externally-funded allowance  to the secretary manager. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

New review to be carried out on payments in disability sector

Speaking on RTÉ’s ‘The Week in Politics’, Mr Howlin said: “Every line department . . . the HSE directly . . . was involved in the negotiations.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Major row looming with Minister and health service management disagreeing publicly

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said it was agreed in the talks that led to the Haddington Road deal that the overall savings being sought by the Government would be determined on a pro-rata basis across the public service.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

CPSU’s Eoin Ronayne says reports on potential shortfall ‘bizarre and extraordinary’

Under the HSE’s service plan for the year, the health service was expected to generate savings of €290 million under the Haddington Road deal on pay and productivity in the public service which came into effect last July.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Confidential consultancy report sent to the Department of Public Expenditure

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