The ASTI and TUI are recommending rejection of the  proposed new public service pay deal, while the  INTO has urged members to support it. File photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

The 23-member standing committee of the secondary school teachers’ union ASTI has urged the organisation’s overall executive to recommend rejection of(...)

The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS) described the proposed new Lansdowne Road agreement as “deeply disappointing”.

The union representing higher civil and public servants is to urge members to reject the proposed new public service pay deal in a forthcoming ballot.(...)

Staff at the Thomas Court Primary Care Centre, at St Catherine’s Lane West, Dublin, in which three primary care teams are based.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Which politician signed off on what primary care centre? How many will be public-private partnerships? Who’s funding them? What are they? Actually, s(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has urged doctors not to pay a proposed 13 per cent increase in the annual retention fee levied by the Medical Council. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has urged doctors not to pay a proposed 13 per cent increase in the annual retention fee levied by the Medical C(...)

The executive of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has joined  trade unions including Siptu, Impact and the Irish National Teachers Organisation in supporting the proposed Landowne Road pay deal.

The executive council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to urge its members to support the proposed new agreement on public serv(...)

The HSE says 51 per cent, or 1,232 of the 2,413 GPs who hold medical card contracts, have signed up. It has also written to 336 GPs who do not hold contracts, inviting them to sign up. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE has confirmed the public registration for Under 6’s Free GP Care will commence from Monday June 15th in order to facilitate commencement of th(...)

The scheme is fiercely opposed by one group representing family doctors, the National Association of GPs, which claims it will cause chaos in general practice. Photograph: Getty Images

Family doctors have been asked to contribute to a €1.5 million “fighting fund” to pay the cost of legal proceedings against the Government’s plan to i(...)

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, is to urge its members to support the proposed new public service pay deal

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, is to urge its members to support the proposed new public service pay deal. The union said its national exec(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: likened arguments against the GP scheme for care of under-sixes to opposition to major health reforms in the past. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No changes will be made to the contract for free GP care for children aged under six, despite the opposition of many doctors, Minister for Health Leo (...)

Lansdowne House in  Ballsbridge, Dublin, where a new public sector pay deal was agreed. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government concluded a series of side deals with trade unions as part of the process that led to the proposed new Lansdowne Road agreement on publ(...)