Last year the Department of Health put in place controversial increases in private bed fees in public hospitals

Government raised private bed charges last year

A planned strike by staff at South Dublin County Council has been averted following talks at the Labour Relations Commission. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Union accepts Labour Relations Commission proposals aimed at resolving dispute

Audit finds deficiencies in addiction services

Iarnród Éireann has  warned of an urgent need to secure payroll savings and has indicated that the failure to secure a cost-saving agreement could lead to compulsory redundancies and the closure of railway lines

Rally and march to take place over strike at Greyhound bin-collection company

Ballybough resident Charly Reid with her her dog campaigning for five Garth Brooks Concerts in Croke Park. Photograph: Collins

Application for five gigs held over six days may be fast-tracked

Members of the trade union Siptu, in a dispute over bonus payments at Roadstone Woods, are to ballot on new proposals in a Labour Court recommendation

Staff had been on strike for three weeks

Former CRC chairman Hamilton Goulding stands in front of a portrait of the CRC’s founder Lady Valerie Goulding

Goulding says HSE threatened to withdraw funds from the CRC

Former Central Remedial Clinic chief executive Paul Kiely received a  total retirement package of €740,000.

Paul Kiely and other senior staff had been shielded from the full effects of public service pay cuts

 Deputy director general of the HSE Laverne McGuinness told the PAC that they were seeking to have the payments continued on an individualised or “red circled” basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Additional payments ended for 43 executives

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