Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said acceding to the nurses’ pay demands would “take us back to the bad old days of unsustainable and unaffordable pay rises”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of a nurses’ union is to meet today to discuss a series of 24-hour strikes amid growing signs of hardening attitudes in Government towa(...)

INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan, said teachers  remain open to a constructive dialogue with Government on  financial inequalities facing newer entrants to the profession.

Primary school teachers have said they will enter into “constructive dialogue” with the Government on pay issues before triggering a ballot for indust(...)

Hospitals face thye prospect of a number of 24-hour stoppages across the country. Photograph: Getty

The health service is facing strike action by nurses over pay in the New Year. Psychiatric nurses voted by 95 per cent in favour of industrial actio(...)

Nursing unions are seeking pay parity with groups such as physiotherapists and speech and language thereapists.

Psychiatric nurses are to consider strike action in the mental health services after health service management rejected their union’s proposal for a s(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha.

Nurses are understood to have declined to attend a meeting of the group which oversees compliance with terms of the public service agreement which was(...)

Officials from Minister for Health Simon Harris’ department are to meet medical colleges to discuss clinical protocols to deliver an abortion service. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is to meet medical colleges including the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians, and the In(...)

INMO nurses and midwives protest at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Nurses and midwives in Limerick and Cork fear they will have to deal with their busiest winter yet as the number of patients on trolleys continues to (...)

The daily trolley figure for August 7th  shows there were 433 people waiting for beds, an increase of 32% on the same day last year

The number of people on waiting lists for various medical procedures has reached almost one million, according to Fianna Fáil, which has labelled the (...)

A spokeswoman for the Minister for Health said “the outpatient waiting list remains a significant challenge”. File photograph: Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has demanded Minister for Health Simon Harris reveal details of his promised outpatient action plan. The call comes following release of (...)

Judy and Kim Doran, from Crumlin, with Nugget, a rescue dog from the DSPCA, enjoy the warm weather on Sandymount Strand. Photograph:  Garrett White

Dublin Zoo is preparing showers to keep its herd of elephants cool, while bakers have increased the production of burger buns as the country prepares (...)

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