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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association said it had identified up to 700 nursing vacancies in mental health services across the country. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government believes that more than 18,000 nurses could benefit from the proposals to increase allowances for those working in certain parts of the(...)

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The prospect of industrial action by consultants in hospitals is more likely after the Government failed to table proposals for tackling the two-tier (...)

 Members of An Garda Síochána should not be allowed go on strike, a new Government report has urged. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Members of An Garda Síochána should not be allowed go on strike and new measures should be put in place to stop lower-level industrial action affectin(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is expected to receive a key report on pay.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The value of pension benefits and contributions will be the most contentious issue in forthcoming talks with the Government on a new agreement with pu(...)

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland have suffered after reputiating the Lansdowne Road agreement, while the Teachers’ Union of Ireland and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation have benefited from pay increments. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

After eight years of austerity, it’s payback time as far as the teacher unions are concerned. Pay and conditions top the agenda as members of the thre(...)

The INMO executive council  decided to call off Tuesday’s industrial action. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The decision by nurses to defer planned industrial action will be greeted with great relief by the Government. The work-to-rule by 35,000 members of (...)

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 (...)

Members of the Garda Representative Association including Kieran O’Neill, President, right,  arriving at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) for talks. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There is a striking feature to the ongoing wave of industrial unrest in Ireland – few trade unions have offered support to the strategy of gardaí and(...)

ASTI president-elect Ed Byrne and general secretary Kieran Christie with union members protesting outside the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers have indicated that industrial action is likely if they fail to get talks with the Government over issues affecting them, i(...)