Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Another senior union official will today rule out additional productivity or reforms in return for pay restoration in the public service. (...)

The HSE intends to use the premises as a community and step-down facility for patients who have completed treatment in acute hospitals.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Heath Service Executive is expected to provide more details next week on its plans for operating the former Mount Carmel private hospital in Dubli(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is looking for more money for the Fair Deal nursing home scheme. He said overcrowding in hospital emergen(...)

Siptu said that a re-configuration of services at the Central Mental Hospital had led to an erosion of workers’ terms and conditions.

About 100 staff in the Central Mental Hospital who are members of the trade union Siptu are to share a compensation package of more than €2 million fo(...)

Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin’s Churchtown was bought by the HSE to provide 65 extra short-stay beds.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A major industrial relations row is looming over plans by HSE management to outsource the operation of a new State-owned facility providing community (...)

The Irish Times reported on Tuesday that the confidential report commissioned by the HSE had concluded that Ireland was too rural to support an ambulance service to compare with the service in England and to meet official targets for response times.

The existing system of measuring ambulance response times should be abolished and replaced by one that focuses on the outcome for the patient, the Min(...)

Public service: lower-paid health workers want their pay concerns prioritised. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lower-paid staff in the public service want their pay concerns to be prioritised following new salary proposals put forward for hospital consultants(...)

Siptu was alerted to the fact that some staff assaulted or injured at work in Tallaght hospital were being billed for the €100 emergency department charge. Photograph: David Sleator

Staff working in hospitals who are injured or assaulted at work should not be paying the €100 emergency department charge under any circumstances, ac(...)

Siptu is moving to make permanent 1,000 hospital support staff currently employed as part of a Government intern scheme. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The trade union Siptu has lodged a claim with the HSE to have 1,000 hospital support staff who are currently employed as part of a Government intern s(...)