Technicians belonging to the Independent Workers’ Union on strike outside the ESB South Lotts depot in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The ESB is in a bit of a bind over the current dispute, which saw several hundred network technicians take to the picket lines on Friday. A further t(...)

A health worker prepares to administer a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination hub in Naples, Italy on Tuesday.  Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

The trade union Fórsa has said it has pressed the HSE for clear information to be made available to healthcare staff who have received the first dose (...)

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine: Irish officials are working on contingency arrangements in case the EMA decides to pause or vary the existing authorisation.  Photograph: Christophe Ena/ AP

The first round of Covid-19 vaccinations for thousands of vulnerable patients will not be completed until “well into April” as a result of the decisio(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure  Michael McGrath said the  deal provides certainty to the Government on pay and industrial relations over the next two years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The new public service agreement provides certainty to the Government on pay and industrial relations over the next two years, Minister for Public Exp(...)

Medical laboratory scientists have rejected a proposed public service pay agreement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The proposed new public service pay agreement has been backed by higher grade civil and public servants, prison officers as well as by members of the (...)

The doctors have been campaigning for some time for public health to become a consultant-led service and for public health specialists to be awarded consultant contracts ‘to reflect their expertise and specialist skills’. File photograph: Getty

New talks are to take place next week in a bid to resolve a threatened strike by public health specialists over pay and contracts. The public health (...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the State was currently facing significant challenges in the recruitment and retention of health and social care professionals. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The State is currently facing significant challenges in the recruitment and retention of health and social care professionals, Minister for Health Ste(...)

The Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Co Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Psychiatric nurses are to demand that all money realised from the sale of valuable lands and buildings at the existing Central Mental Hospital in Dund(...)

Siptu official Paul Bell  said it was feared that many health workers would develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the pandemic. File image:  Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Government is facing pressure from a number of trade unions to put in place a compensation package to support more than 7,600 healthcare workers w(...)

There were 482 patients waiting for admission to hospital on Friday morning.

The first week of the new year has been the worst ever for hospital overcrowding, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation(...)

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