Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Government’s public service pay strategy could face a major challenge in the coming weeks if it does not agree to calls by trade unions for a revi(...)

Stewarts Care has invested heavily to allow it deal with criticisms set out by Hiqa; this led to a €6.2 million unauthorised deficit. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Department of Public Expenditure warned in a report published a year ago that the health service was recruiting 371 whole-time staff each month on(...)

The cost of the nurses’ deal, which has now escalated to close to €50m this year, was to have been offset by new savings and productivity measures. Photograph: Getty Images

Nurses are expected to begin receiving additional payments from August as part of a deal reached to resolve their strike earlier this year. The paymen(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said his approach in relation to ‘departmental expenditure ceilings’ was sensible and informed by the experience of the crash. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and that he is using unsustainable corporation(...)

Day-to-day spending in health is running €519 million or 6.8 per cent higher than in the same period in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is “critical” that the Department of Health controls spending overruns this year, the Government has said, adding that new control measures had led(...)

Pay review in store for Defence Forces. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Good morning. The Cabinet meets at Government Buildings this morning (the regular Tuesday meeting having been postponed because the Taoiseach was in (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sacking people is not the answer to dealing with the issue of overspending in the health service, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has (...)

Paul Reid says message from Government on spending and provision of services  ‘could not be clearer’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The HSE has put in place a cap on all spending on employee overtime and on the use of agency staff in a new attempt to control expenditure. HSE direc(...)

It is estimated that paying the increases being sought, including for chefs, would cost about €19 million a year. File photograph: iStock

The dispute that will bring widespread disruption to hospital services on Wednesday essentially boils down to when thousands of support staff will rec(...)

The HSE submitted a paper to Minister for Health Simon Harris’s department outlining ‘savings in the order of €500 million in 2019’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The HSE has targeted home-help hours for cuts as part of efforts to plug a €500 million hole in the health budget this year. Official documents seen (...)

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