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‘This isn’t a situation where the children can move to another school.’ File image: iStock

The closure of a Galway school for children with special needs has been averted but only it until the end of the summer when it says it will need emer(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care have deferred a one-day strike in a dispute over pay restoration.

A planned strike by more than 5,000 staff working in State-funding voluntary bodies providing health and social services, which was scheduled to go ah(...)

Paul Bell (left): “Our members feel that what is being offered is too little, too late and will be striking on Tuesday 18th September.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Staff in State-funded voluntary organisations providing health and social care services are to go on strike on Tuesday, September 18th, after the coll(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay restoration. Photograph: Jimmy Weldon.

Thousands of staff in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay(...)

Ability West: A Hiqa report found that locks were fitted to doors and residents escorted down hallways by staff at the centre in Co Galway in order to prevent peer-to-peer attacks.

Locks had to be fitted to doors and residents escorted down hallways by staff at a Galway centre for people with intellectual disabilities in order to(...)

Chloe Collins (right) with (from left) her sister Lynn, her mother Eimear and Paula Murphy, who helps care for Chloe through the National Home Sharing & Short Breaks Network. Photograph: Eric Luke

There’s no doubt that the Collins home revolves around the very chatty, bespectacled youngest child of the house, Chloe (14), who is very set in her w(...)

Impact national secretary Louise O’Donnell said the confirmation of funds represented a breakthrough for the staff

A dispute over unpaid premium payments for about 400 social care staff in the West of Ireland has been suspended. Since September 8th, members of the (...)

Terms and conditions of staff working in the community and voluntary sectors and funded by State grant aid should be placed on a par with those in the(...)

Impact national secretary Louise O’Donnell said the issue over pay arrears dated back to 2004. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

About 800 social care workers are owed at least €10 million in pay arrears, the trade union Impact has said.Speaking at the union’s health and welfare(...)

Marian Ryan on her graduation day in October. Photograph: Peggy Ryan

“I was upset at first – from happiness. I was proud when I heard I was coming.”Such was the response of one participant in a pioneering university co(...)

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