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(...)

Ambulance personnel striking on January 22nd at the ambulance service facility on the Davitt Road, Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Up to 500 ambulance personnel have started a planned strike as part of an ongoing trade union dispute. The work stoppage, which will continue until 5(...)

Nurses and members of the INMO on the picket line at James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

A strike by 40,000 nurses over three consecutive days this week has been suspended. The move by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) fol(...)

People attend a rally in support of striking nurses in Dublin city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Dublin city centre in support of the nurses’ campaign for improved pay and for the health service to t(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has announced further strike action. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A series of planned strikes by thousands of nurses and midwives is still set to go ahead next week after talks between their union and health managers(...)

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