Siptu president Jack O Connor. The union’s public service members have voted to support the new Lansdowne Road pay agreement. Photograph: The Irish Times

Members of the trade union Siptu who work in the public service have voted to support the new Lansdowne Road agreement on on pay for State employees. (...)

HSE national director for acute hospitals Liam Woods. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The names of five hospitals about which allegations of procurement irregularities were made to An Garda Síochána and senior Ministers last year have b(...)

The HSE says a relocation package is available for nurses and midwives who would like to come and work in the Irish health service

The HSE is to offer a tax-free €1,500 relocation expenses package to encourage nurses and midwives working abroad to take up posts in the Irish health(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said that any PRSI anomalies arising from the recommendations in the Low Pay Commission report would be addressed in the forthcoming budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Unite trade union has urged the Government not to reduce employers’ PRSI to compensate for a planned increase in the national minimum wage. Unite(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described some of the examples of the  anomalies as “quite stark”.

Government moves to increase the rate of the national minimum wage on foot of the report of the Low Pay Commission are likely to be introduced in t(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tanaiste Joan Burton and Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs at the launch of the Low Pay Commission earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times 2:09

Trade union and migrant rights activists on the Low Pay Commission have disagreed with its overall recommendation that the national minimum wage shoul(...)

Fair Deal review: Fianna Fáil warned that Government pledges on the scheme should be treated with scepticism. Photograph: Getty Images

Private and voluntary nursing home operators have said the Fair Deal review published yesterday cannot be left to gather dust. Nursing Homes Ireland ((...)

 Minister for  Social Care Kathleen Lynch said Government would seek to generate efficiencies from administrative reforms in the Fair Deal nursing homes scheme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has sidestepped the potentially explosive issue of increasing charges for people in long-term residential care. However, it remains to (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin,  said it would be up to the next government to decide on a new mechanism for objectively determining public service pay. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

With the improvements in the public finances, and the economy envisaged to return to a period of regular growth, a new system for determining pay in t(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch said the Government was not contemplating any fundamental change to eligibility for the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Government will not ask older people to make larger contributions for long-term residential care, Minister of State at the Department of Health Ka(...)