CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said his members remain angry over imposition of unpaid additional hours which were not addressed in the new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nurses, doctors, lower-paid civil servants and university teachers have backed the proposed new public service pay deal. Members of the Irish Nurses (...)

“Events on Monday sharply illustrated how the housing and health issues have elbowed their way into the front of the Government’s agenda.” File photograph: Getty Images

Fine Gael Ministers gather in Government Buildings on Tuesday for discussions on the forthcoming term with political storm clouds gathering in health (...)

The executive of the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation has deferred until the end of a month a final decision on whether to recommend the proposed pay accord to members in a forthcoming ballot. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,000 clerical staff are to be placed on a higher pay scale as part of a series of side deals agreed by the Government in tandem with the dr(...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran said his union would “remain steadfast” in the forthcoming pay negotiations. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government could trigger a spate of “uncontrolled leap-frogging” pay claims among State employees if it agrees to special deals for particular gro(...)

Flu vaccine uptake among Irish health workers “low compared with US and UK”. Photograph: Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images

Giving nurses chocolates and entering them into draws for iPads may help boost immunisation levels among healthcare workers across the State, a publi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called on the INMO and health service management to immediately enter further dialogue at the Workplace Relations Commission

The leadership of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to meet on Wednesday to consider whether to press ahead with planned industrial(...)

The support staff involved in the strike would include porters, cleaners, healthcare assistants and security personnel

More than 10,000 support staff in hospitals will go on strike from March 7th if, as expected, a vote for industrial action is carried on Monday. The (...)

Front page photograph: The remains of Pascal Whelan are brought across the sands at low tide to Omey Island in Connemara, Co. Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

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Nursing pressure: This is the first time that the public acknowledgement of a labour shortage has been made by the Government. Photograph: Getty

Nurses may be in line for a special pay deal following an acceptance by Government that there are serious difficulties recruiting and retaining staff (...)

The Mater hospital has asked that the public visit their GP before travelling to the hospital’s emergency department, which is experiencing “very high numbers and protracted wait times”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Mater hospital has asked that the public visit their GP before travelling to the hospital’s emergency department, which is experiencing “very high(...)

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