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(...)

Siptu is warning the ongoing railway dispute will escalate if Iarnród Éireann persists with employee pay cuts. Photograph: Erin McGuire 1:45

Further rail strikes will take place next month unless management at Iarnród Éireann abandons plans for pay cuts and enters into serious talks on the (...)

John Redmond's reputation

Sir, – Ronan O’Brien (“Redmond’s role in story of State should be recognised”, July 21st) describes “a constitutional triumvirate that dominated Irish(...)

Iarnród Éireann last month unilaterally introduced pay cuts for senior management. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The largest trade union in Iarnród Éireann has rejected a new cost-saving plan for the company. The trade union Siptu said its members had voted again(...)

Jonathan Irwin, co-founder of the Jack and Jill Foundation. “If ever this Government needed to take stock and listen to the views of parents of sick children regarding the location of the national children’s hospital, it is now.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Jack and Jill Foundation, which provides support for parents of extremely sick children, is opening a petition calling for the site of the new n(...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy director Marie O’Connor: “The scheme is to be run by unaccountable, faceless bureaucrats, bean-counters whose priority is cost-cutting.” Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the groups representing women who underwent symphysiotomies has rejected the ex-gratia redress scheme announced by the Government last week, w(...)

The HSE’s national healthcare charter promises to maintain strict confidentiality of personal information

The Health Service Executive has said it will examine whether any data protection issues arise from its release of information on public hospital pa(...)

Only 12 per cent of respondents to Pfizer Health Index survey  were  against the proposal to provide free GP care to under 6s. The plan has been strongly criticised by family doctors.

Government plans to provide free GP care to all children aged under six enjoy strong public support, a new survey suggests.Almost half the people surv(...)

Health Minister Dr James Reilly TD at the announcement that St James’s Hospital Dublin would be the location for the new National Children’s Hospital. Health inspectors have warned of the risk of patients acquiring a serious fungal infection from construction work at the site of the planned new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Health inspectors have warned of the risk of patients acquiring a serious fungal infection from construction work at the site of the planned new natio(...)

Dr James Reilly: to present Ministers with a number of options for restoring the cards which have been withdrawn in recent months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health James Reilly is to table proposals at Cabinet tomorrow for the reinstatement of thousands of discretionary medical cards withdraw(...)