The National Ambulance Service received 259 calls on Friday between 7am and noon, with five of these responded to by the Department of Defence, the HSE said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE has said it was able to respond to ambulance service calls on Friday despite a strike by up to 500 personnel. The staff concerned staged a wo(...)

Ambulance personnel striking on January 22nd at the ambulance service facility on the Davitt Road, Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Up to 500 ambulance personnel have started a planned strike as part of an ongoing trade union dispute. The work stoppage, which will continue until 5(...)

Approval has now been given to conduct a competition for a contracted civilian consultant at pay rates equivalent to those available in the HSE. File photograph: Alan Betson

A recruitment process run last year to find a military psychiatrist for the Defence Forces yielded no applicants, prompting charges of “penny pinching(...)

An all-island approach to the clean-up promised by Tánaiste Simon Coveney, above, in January 2016, appears to have become mired in bureaucracy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Clean-up works on of one of Ireland’s worst cases of industrial pollution, the former Ispat/Irish Steel site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, ha(...)

Some of the ambulance staff from the Psychiatric Nurses Association  picketing outside an ambulance station on Dublin’s Davitt Road in a dispute over union recognition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Health service management has warned ambulance staff that they would be breaching the current public service agreement and face potential “consequence(...)

 Strikers at the ambulance service facility on the Davitt Road, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Up to 500 ambulance service staff are striking in a dispute over trade union representation rights and the deduction of union subscriptions at source.(...)

The spending report:  ‘The Presidency in review, 2011-2018,’  said an unspent portion of the €317,000 annual  allowance  - a cumulative €238,443 -  will be returned to the exchequer. Photograph: PA

Áras an Uachtaráin has published a breakdown of how an annual €317,000 allowance to President Michael D Higgins has been spent since he first took off(...)

Under the Irish initiative, participating countries of the EU would be able to commit to a UN mission on a time-limited basis. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland will today lead a six-strong group of European Union states that will encourage other EU states to play a larger role in United Nations peacek(...)

Chief of Staff, Defence Forces: Vice Admiral Mark Mellett. Photograph: Collins

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces has said that if the Public Sector Pay Commission does not adequately address the pay deficit within the Def(...)

Martin Doyle receiving his Victoria Cross in June 1919 at Buckingham Palace

There are 623 graves for British military personnel in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. Each headstone is identical to the other being, accor(...)

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