PNA general secretary Peter Hughes said the move to 24-hour strikes represented ‘a clear and determined message to the HSE’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ambulance staff are to stage a series of 24-hour strikes in a major escalation of their long-running campaign over trade union representation rights. (...)

Ambulance staff are to consider proposals for full 24-hour strikes or rolling work stoppages as part of an escalation of their long-running dispute over trade union representation rights. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ambulance staff are to consider proposals for full 24-hour strikes or rolling work stoppages as part of an escalation of their long-running dispute ov(...)

Ambulance service staff who have engaged in a series of strikes in recent weeks over union representation rights have said they are prepared to escalate their action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Ambulance service staff who have engaged in a series of strikes in recent weeks over union representation rights have said they are prepared to escala(...)

The stoppage on Tuesday will be the fifth strike by members of the National Ambulance Service Representative Association since the start of the year.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ambulance staff will stage another strike on Tuesday as part of a long-running dispute over trade union representation rights. Members of the Nation(...)

File photograph showing ambulance personnel striking on January 22nd at the ambulance service facility on the Davitt Road, Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ambulance staff are planning to stage two further strikes next month s part of a long-running dispute over trade union representation rights. Members(...)

The Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure declined to comment on Wednesday on whether nurses would still be allowed to move to the new scales from the beginning of March in the event of the new nursing contract not being finalised in time. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Government representatives held their first round of talks on Wednesday with nursing unions on a new contract which forms part of proposed settlement (...)

 Ambulance personnel on strike at the ambulance service facility on Davitt Road in Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson

About 500 ambulance staff are to stage consecutive strikes on Thursday and Friday this week as part of an on-going dispute. They are in dispute with (...)

The public service pay agreement is ‘compromised’ but still standing after the Government’s acceptance of proposals to resolve the recent nurses’ dispute, the trade union Siptu has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The public service pay agreement is “compromised” but still standing after the Government’s acceptance of proposals to resolve the recent nurses’ disp(...)

The INMO’s executive has recommended that members should support the proposed new agreement in a forthcoming ballot.

Psychiatric nurses have suspended strike action planned for next week as discussions continued over a proposed deal to tackle pay and staffing issues.(...)

The National Ambulance Service received 259 calls on Friday between 7am and noon, with five of these responded to by the Department of Defence, the HSE said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE has said it was able to respond to ambulance service calls on Friday despite a strike by up to 500 personnel. The staff concerned staged a wo(...)

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