The nurses’ pay dispute has focused attention again on the unwinding of public sector pay cuts introduced during the economic crisis. Much of this pr(...)

Irish Water is regulated by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator paid €202,638 in bonuses to staff in 2017 as its deficit reduced by 15 per cent to €1.09 million. Th(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha at the Labour Court. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) will meet on Wednesday to establish a time frame for a ballot of members on a Labo(...)

“The nurses are wrong to link their pay issues with the national children’s hospital overrun – one is a massive one-off, the other an ongoing bill.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are symptoms – and then there is the underlying disease. This week we have seen the nurses extending their strike action, a big protest by famil(...)

The ballooning cost of the children’s hospital has placed the Government in a near impossible position of continuing in the face of huge extra cost, retendering or abandoning the project.

When the political cut and thrust over the spiralling children’s hospital cost ends lessons need to be learned. Frustratingly, recent history shows I(...)

 Central Bank governor Philip Lane emerged last week as the unopposed candidate to succeed outgoing ECB chief economist Peter Praet on the six-member board in Frankfurt. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has committed to carrying out a “comprehensive” search for the successor to Central Bank governor Philip Lane, wh(...)

An artist’s impressions of proposed new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital campus.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he will make “personnel changes” in the governance structures of the National Children’s Hospital where the (...)

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock: If his Bill becomes law, the resale of tickets for large concerts and sporting events for more than face value will be banned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any attempt to ban the resale of tickets for major events at above face value prices will be a breach of constitutional rights to own property, a comp(...)

The site of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, which is currently projected to cost €1.43bn. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee investigating overspending on the National Children’s Hospital is in dispute with one of the State’s most senior civil servan(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), with members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Strikes by nurses appear set to go ahead from the end of the month after talks broke down on Friday without resolution. Negotiations between the Iris(...)

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