Settling of nurses’ dispute carries price for Government

Inside Politics: Paschal Donohoe concedes a pay increase to nurses of some €1,200 each

Minister for Health Simon Harris (left) and Minister for Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe speaking after the nurses’ strike was suspended Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris (left) and Minister for Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe speaking after the nurses’ strike was suspended Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Good morning.

And so, just as everyone said it would be, the nurses’ dispute was settled in the end. The signs were on since the weekend when union negotiators and mandarins from the Department of Public Expenditure camped at the Labour Court for three long days and nights.

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