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 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 Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said that it has no formal role in the investigation of complaints about long waits on hospital trolleys. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said that it has no formal role in the investigation of complaints about long hospital trolle(...)

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(...)

 Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital has increased in recent weeks following the closure of 33 beds, with a 26 per cent increase in the number of patients left on trolleys during the first four months of 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital should go off-call “for an extended period” due to the dangerously high levels of overcrowding in the emergency department, the Iris(...)

Delegates vote at the annual conference of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation in Trim, Co Meath. Photograph: Lisa Cawley

A recruitment campaign targeted at Irish nurses working in the UK is to get underway in four British cities next month. Nurses applying to work(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris. Mr Harris has signalled that the Government’s reform plans in relation to the public service would have to continue for some time.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Formal talks between the Government and unions on restoring pay levels for about 300,000 staff across the public service are now expected to get unde(...)

A new Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation survey has found that almost 6 per cent of nurses and midwives are bullied on a near daily basis. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A large-scale survey carried out among nurses and midwives suggests that about 6 per cent are being bullied on a daily basis.The study findings indica(...)

Leo Varadkar is  expected to bring the  new plans to the Cabinet subcommittee on health when it is agreed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Additional funding will be needed to implement some of the proposals in the new plan for tackling emergency department overcrowding, Minister for Hea(...)