Medical specialists appointed since 2012 can still earn €50,000 a year less than longer serving colleagues. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a general acceptance at the top of the health service that a decision by the then government in October 2012 to cut the pay of hospital consu(...)

  Paul Kehoe (right), the former  minister with responsibility for defence, said last month that some initial preliminary work had commenced on the review of pay structures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw /The Irish Times

A year after a government plan to tackle recruitment and retention problems in the Defence Forces was published, military officers have said the initi(...)

There are currently 1,015 vacancies across the Defence Forces, a 350 per cent increase since the end of 2017. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Government has “reneged” on its promise to stem the retention crisis in the Defence Forces and has allowed vacancies to increase by 350 per cent, (...)

The original cost of the Labour Court recommendation to end the nurses’ dispute was to be offset by altering terms for new entrants, reducing agency staff and enhancing productivity. File photograph: The Irish Times

In the weeks ahead between 4,000 and 5,000 nurses in acute hospitals are to receive an additional allowance worth more than €2,200 with the payment ba(...)

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Medical consultants are expected to seek the right to see fee-paying patients in private facilities in their own time, away from public hospitals, as (...)

The Government is to change legislation to facilitate the re-enlistment of former military personnel who had previously served in the Defence Forces. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Government is to change legislation to allow enlisted military personnel who left the Defence Forces to rejoin. A provision in the amended legisl(...)

Fianna Fáil  criticised Minister for Health Simon Harris over a failure to set out the cost of the nurses’ deal when answering a parliamentary question last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cost of the deal which ended the nurses’ strike last February is now more than three times the original estimate put forward by the Government at (...)

Military pilots who agree to remain in the Air Corps for eight years could receive payments of more than €200,000 under a new loyalty bonus scheme, th(...)

Both PDFORRA, which represents non-commissioned ranks in the Naval Service, and RACO, which represents commissioned officers, said the tax credit is a step in the right direction but will not be enough to retain personnel. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Naval Service representatives have welcomed a Government announcement of a special tax credit of almost €1,300 a year for those on sea patrol duty but(...)

In a letter to the Public Service Pay Commission two years ago, but published only this month, the Association of Judges of Ireland said it was concerned with what its president, Mr Justice George Birmingham of the Court of Appeal, called “the quality of applicants” for judicial roles. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish judges are concerned about the calibre of people seeking to join their ranks. In a letter to the Public Service Pay Commission two years ago, bu(...)

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