The HSE said health service management accepted the new proposals drawn up by the LRC and advertising for consultants on the new rates would begin early next month.  Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The HSE is to begin advertising for hospital consultants on new higher pay scales which have been proposed by the Labour Relations Commission. However(...)

Director general of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, suggested last week that consideration be given to putting in place a revised salary scale for consultants with greater experience

Minister for Health James Reilly has asked officials in his department and the HSE to develop new proposals for revised pay structures for hospital c(...)

The non-consultant doctors voted today by a margin of 76 per cent to 24 per cent in favour of settlement proposals negotiated between the IMO and the HSE to resolve a dispute over lengthy working hours.

Non-consultant hospital doctors have backed proposals to end their dispute with health service management over lengthy working hours.However the Irish(...)

Junior doctors on picket duty outside the Mater Hospital. Photograph: The Irish Times

Talks which started yesterday between non-consultant hospital doctors and health service management aimed at averting further industrial action over w(...)

Last month, a ballot for industrial action produced a 97 per cent vote in favour among the 56 per cent of junior doctors who cast votes.

A strike of most hospital doctors is set to go ahead next Tuesday following a decision by the Irish Medical Organisation to refuse further talks on th(...)

James Reilly:  
wants major reforms to 
existing
working and training arrangements for non-consultant hospital doctors

The European Commission has told the Government that it has to “substantially accelerate” and “deepen its efforts” to eliminate excessive working hour(...)

Brendan Howlin,
 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin at a press briefing on the Croke Park negotiations yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Confidence that the new deal offered to the public service will deliver the planned €300 mil(...)