A file image showing Iarnród Éireann taking delivery of a new intercity railcar carriage in 2011. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Train unions representing staff in Iarnród Éireann have said they will strongly oppose proposals put forward by the EU Commission that the contract to(...)

Medical scientists supported the proposals by a margin of 82 per cent to 18 per cent. File photograph: Getty Images

Members of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) have voted by an overwhelming majority to accept the proposed new Lansdowne Road pay d(...)

The HSE said it has been unable to deliver cost savings ‘because our focus has been on opening/maintaining additional bed and other capacity’.

The HSE has said it has not been able to generate savings planned for this year because it has been focussed on dealing with problems such as delayed (...)

Liam Casey FM Consulting was paid €3,444 for a report on facilities management services in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick in November 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A manager who was appointed on a contract that was expected to cost about €45,000 ended up receiving nearly €275,000 when the scope of the role was(...)

Cork University Hospital: The HSE internal audit also raises queries regarding the payment of allowances on top of salary to a number of senior nurses in Cork and Kerry. Photograph:  Patrick Hogan/Provision

A medical consultant received nearly €70,000 in additional overtime payments for work carried out for another part of the HSE because it was not poss(...)

The union, which represents about 1,000 staff in the health service, local authorities, education and semi-State sectors, said its members backed the deal by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent.

Members of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) who work in the public service, have voted to accept the proposed new Lansdowne Road (...)

The study commissioned by the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation found a quarter of nurses and midwives said they had turned up for work at least once while feeling sick in the last year.

More than 80 per cent of nurses and midwives reported for work at some stage over the last year while feeling unwell, a new study has found. The study(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said current system for dealing with brain injury cases is ‘very adversarial’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minster for Health Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government could consider introducing a non-adversarial system for dealing with the cases of childre(...)

Last year, the HSE was forced to spend a record €336 million on agency staff and overtime to fill vacancies.

The rising cost of hiring agency staff to fill gaps in essential front-line health services has emerged as a major concern facing the Health Servic(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hospital groups should be given autonomy to set their own pay rates for senior managers and doctors, the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. H(...)