Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath:  told the Dáil the additional hours were “of significant value to the State and critical to supporting the delivery of public services, including in frontline services in health, education, revenue and social protection”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unless the Government delivers on rolling back additional, unpaid, working hours introduced for State employees in 2013 there will be real difficultie(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly addresed the annual conference of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) on Friday. File photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Student nurses are to receive a special €100 per week payment for their period on placements in hospitals during the pandemic backdated to last Septem(...)

The conference on Friday is set to hear from nurses who will describe persistant symptoms months after they contracted coronavirus. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Coalition is committed to recognising the “great dedication” of nurses and all healthcare workers during the pandemic, Taoiseach Micheál Martin ha(...)

Official figures provided by the HSE to Opposition politicians and to trade unions show that 33,082 initial doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and 18,308 second doses were attributed to a category identified as ‘null’. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty

More than 33,000 healthcare staff received doses of the Covid-19 vaccine without their specific category of employment being recorded. Official figur(...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The new public service pay deal for about 340,000 State employees will be formally ratified by trade unions on Tuesday. Fórsa, the largest public ser(...)

The proposed deal provides for a 1 per cent pay rise in October 2021 and a further 1 per cent rise in October 2022 for Government employees. File photograph: iStock

The proposed new public service pay agreement has been decisively supported by nurses but overwhelmingly rejected by doctors. The vote by nurses to (...)

The NBRU said it was asking the Government to provide additional funding to meet the cost of providing additional “compensatory” time off for staff. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Transport workers in the State-owned CIÉ group of companies are seeking 10 additional days of annual leave next year in recognition of their contribu(...)

Nurses said on Tuesday they had lodged a claim with the health service for 10 days of additional leave last November. Photograph: The Irish Times

Virtually all groups of staff in the health service are seeking some form of “compensation” from the Government for their contribution to dealing with(...)

The INMO submission is also critical of the rollout of vaccinations for healthcare workers, claiming it has been done ‘in a haphazard manner’. Photograph: Alessandro di Marco/EPA

Nurses are to seek compensation for work carried out during the current Covid-19 pandemic. A submission presented by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Or(...)

Covid crisis: The Department of Health in mid-January suspended for a fortnight clinical placements of nursing students in the first three years of their course. File photograph: EPA

Student nurses are returning to work in hospitals as healthcare assistants employed through agencies, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO(...)

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