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

The Department of Health has privately lobbied for staffing numbers at the Child and Family Agency to be cut, internal documents show. Staff tr(...)

Leo Varadkar:  ‘As a member of a party I feel represents middle Ireland, why should we have to pay higher taxes for water when others will be paying nothing?’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that anti-water charges campaigner Brendan Ogle wants to see middle-class people pay more tax for water.Mr(...)

Nurses and midwives protesting over plans by their regulatory body to increase their annual registration fee today in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Up to 2,000 nurses and midwives have staged a protest over plans by their regulatory body to increase their annual registration fee. In a joint campai(...)

Dublin Airport Authority chief executive Kevin Toland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) chief, Kevin Toland, warned trade unionists yesterday that workers at the State company could lose close to €200 millio(...)

Leo Varadkar: his department warned it could not operate the public health system safely if further  cuts were imposed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said a controversial menu of health cuts submitted to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform represented(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  said to have told a private meeting at the Fine Gael “think-in” in Co Cork on Thursday that the true level of his department’s budget adjustment in 2014 is €900 million. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 300 hospital beds will be closed and 2,400 fewer high-tech operations carried out next year if the Government insists on making further spendin(...)

Department says there is no capacity to safely operate the health service next year with less money than was provided by the exchequer in 2014.

The Department of Health has signalled that the health service will require additional funding of some €500 million next year from the exchequer, a(...)

Pay cuts at the centre of the dispute were introduced last week and will remain in place for 28 months.

Talks aimed at averting futher industrial action at Iarnród Éireann are continuing at the Labour Relations Commission tonight. Trade unions and(...)

Aer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an additional 32 paid days off.

MARTIN WALL, Industry CorrespondentAer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an add(...)

Medisec provides insurance for doctors, and last night it warned that Government’s recently drafted proposal goes “beyond the scope and range of cover” of its policies.

The Government’s plans to extend free GP care to all children under-six could invalidate doctors’ insurance and expose them to the risk of legal ac(...)