A file image of  INMO members protesting outside  St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in hospitals and in mental health services in the weeks ahead has increased significantly after nurses overwhelmingl(...)

Some nurses could benefit from both of these Government pay proposals. But others would see no improvement in their pay at all from the initiatives. File photograph: Frank Miller

Nurses are expected to reject Government pay proposals in a ballot to be counted on Tuesday. If the new pay proposals are turned down by members of t(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

The IHCA conference has heard there are difficulties in attracting specialists to work in the planned new facility.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The new €1 billion national children’s hospital will fail unless it can attract top quality doctors who are currently dissuaded from returning to Irel(...)

Members of the Naval Service Reserve were drafted recently to supplement crew shortages on the LÉ Eithne, the navy’s flagship. Photograph: AP

Two Naval Service vessels were unable to set sail last week because of a crew shortage while reservists have been brought in to plug gaps on a third s(...)

Defence Forces: there are a number of outstanding pay adjudications which have been on hold, in some cases for years, as a result of the financial crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government is expected to signal this week that it is prepared to hold talks about permitting military representative bodies to affiliate to the I(...)

Nearly 8,000 patients had to wait on trolleys and chairs in hospitals last month for admission to a hospital bed, nurses have revealed. The Irish Nur(...)

INMO members vote  during a meeting at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The prospect of strikes or wide-ranging industrial action across the health service has increased significantly after nursing unions urged their membe(...)

The Government will hope proposals for improving pay for recent public service entrants will quell a long-running controversy and persuade groups such(...)

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The prospect of industrial action by consultants in hospitals is more likely after the Government failed to table proposals for tackling the two-tier (...)

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