Under the agreement nurses in emergency departments are to receive an extra two days of leave in 2016 and 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

Thousands of doctors, healthcare assistants, radiographers, ambulance personnel and clerical staff are to seek similar benefits to those secured by n(...)

Entrance to St James’s Hospital, Dublin. File photograph: Google Street View

Staff at St James’s Hospital in Dublin who are members of Siptu have voted overwhelming in favour of industrial action over plans by management to int(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Paul Bell said his union’s members were now being “victimised and marginalised”.

Benefits secured by nurses represented by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) as part of a recent deal aimed at averting planned strikes(...)

Management at St James’s Hospital  told staff just before Christmas that the planned introduction of car parking charges was linked to the construction of the new National Children’s Hospital on its campus. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Management at St James’s Hospital in Dublin is seeking to charge staff up to €500 per year to park their car. The country’s largest hospital is facin(...)

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 (...)