Psychiatiric nurses have voted for industrial action at University Hospital Waterford

Psychiatric nurses in Waterford have voted for strike action in a dispute over staff shortages and overcrowding. The Psychiatric Nurses Association (...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor said his union would not recommend any agreement that diluted the existing protections against outsourcing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A week into the talks on a new public-service agreement, some unions are beginning to get fed up that a process they perceived as being about securing(...)

Government put forward its proposals  at the fifth day of talks with trade unions  on a new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is seeking to review all premium payments currently made to public service staff who work on Saturdays. It has also indicated it want(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee said she intends to visit the Linn Dara psychiatric unit herself in the near future. File photograph: Alan Betson

A children’s mental health facility in Dublin is to close half of its beds due to a shortage of nursing staff. The Health Service Executive (HSE) co(...)

The three unions said there were currently 400 hospital consultant posts vacant and there were still 3,200 fewer nurses and midwives in place than there were in 2008.  Photograph: iStock

Doctors, nurses and midwives are to seek special pay incentives as part of the forthcoming talks on a new public service agreement to tackle staff rec(...)

Above, a file photo of a Psychiatric Nurses Association protest in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Psychiatric nurses are to seek increases of more than €5,000 per year in the forthcoming public-service pay talks with the Government. They say they w(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association says its members should be given subsidised accommodation and higher pay as part of an effort to tackle recruitment and retention difficulties in the health service. File photograph: Getty Images

Psychiatric nurses say they should be given tax breaks to allow them to purchase new cars for commuting as many of those working in the sector are una(...)

The  Court of Appeal upheld the High Court findings that the recommendation could not be judicially reviewed as it did not constitute a determination of any rights or obligations

A trade union representing most of the 76 retained fire fighters employed by Waterford County Council has lost an appeal to review a Labour Court reco(...)

 The move effectively reverses a previous Government decision that such an incremental credit arrangement should only apply to nurses who graduated in 2016 and not to those who finished their degrees in the years between 2011 and 2015. FIle photograph: Frank Miller

Nurses who graduated between 2011 and 2015 are to receive a pay boost of more than €1,000 after the Government agreed to restore incremental credit fo(...)

General secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation Liam Doran outside Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nurses are to demand that the Government scale back additional unpaid hours which they must work each week on foot of concessions made to gardaí under(...)

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