Under the proposals consultants would also have scope for receiving higher salaries for taking on more senior posts as heads of departments or clinical directors. Photograph: Getty Images

Talks between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a new pay and career structure deal for new hospital consultants have broken (...)

Clean-up at Connolly station in Dublin yesterday. Siptu does not yet have a mandate for an all-out strike. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

With three further days of strikes planned for next month, unions yesterday warned that the dispute over pay cuts at Iarnród Éireann, which brought(...)

Iarnród Éireann says it does not expect any services – Inter-city, commuter or Dart – to run tomorrow and Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
Q&A: Train strike

Will any trains be running on Sunday and Monday? No. Iarnród Éireann says it does not expect any services – Inter-city, commuter or Dart – to run tomo(...)

Ictu general secretary David Begg said there should be restrictions on water charges. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

There is no room for tax cuts next year while water charges should be restricted to households with a gross income of more than €80,000, the trade uni(...)

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

The HSE has signalled that it wants to see the repayment of any excess money paid to Paul Kiely, the former chief executive of the Central Remedial C(...)

 Aer Lingus cabin crew during a 24-hour strike over rosters at Dublin Airport, Dublin, last Friday. Around 28,000 people had their travel plans disrupted.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins 2:43

Aer Lingus is to withdraw cheap travel privileges from cabin crew who took part in the strike at the airline last Friday.The airline wrote to the cab(...)

Incoming president of the Irish Medical Organisation Dr Trevor Duffy (left) with outgoing president Dr Matthew Sadlier  at the IMO annual conference at Carton House Hotel in Maynooth today. Photograph: Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The Irish Medical Organisation is to ballot its 5,000 members on whether they want to press ahead with a proposed review into how the organisat(...)

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

The union representing lower-paid civil servants has said there is no way its members will pick up any shortfall in the Government’s target for(...)

Stewartscare supports more than 300 residents and provides day services for some 600 clients, both adults and children

An independent investigator’s report has criticised management at Stewartscare – a disabi(...)

Unions have said  they remain open to discussions with management on a possible resolution to the dispute.  Photograph: :Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus is threatening to go to court to prevent Siptu members at the airline striking in the run up to St Patrick’s Day. Staff at the(...)