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Siptu health service support staff such as healthcare assistants, laboratory aides as well as porters and cleaners backed strike action by 94 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Thousands of health services support staff in more than 30 hospitals and other facilities are set to take industrial action in the weeks ahead over pa(...)

The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a detail from Daniel Maclise’s vast painting. Copyright National Gallery of Ireland

On May 1st, 1169 the deposed King of Leinster Dermot MacMurrough (Diarmait Mac Murchada) landed at Bannow Bay in Co Wexford with a group of mercena(...)

A  delirious patient may be   sitting quietly but have no clear idea of where they are, or what time, day, month or year it is. Photograph: iStock

“Death, having preyed upon the outward parts, leaves them invincible, and his siege is now against the mind; that which he pricks and wounds with many(...)

Gardaí seized €94,000 worth of cocaine

A 38-year-old Hungarian man has been remanded on bail after he was charged in connection with the seizure of almost €100,000 worth of drugs in West Co(...)

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(...)

Phil Ni Sheaghdha INMO general secretary at a hearing in relation to the nurses dispute over pay and recruitment at the Labour Court, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been no immediate drive by public service groups for additional pay deals similar to that secured by nurses on Monday after their recent str(...)

 Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath TD told the Siptu conference that he sees himself ‘as a voice of workers’ within the health services. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister of State at the Department of Health Finian McGrath has signalled that he will support the early re-negotiation of the existing public se(...)

Gerard Higgins pictured at Cork District Court. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 52-year-old man, who effectively became a part-time carer for his elderly neighbour, has been given a five months suspended jail term and fined €1,2(...)

Gardaí and Customs officers recovered 100g of crystal meth with a street value of €6,000. Stock photograph: Getty

A man (48) has been remanded on bail after being charged following an investigation by gardaí and Customs officials into a crystal methamphetamine imp(...)

The two accused were charged with burglary at the elderly woman’s home at Friar’s Walk in Cork city on July 25th last. Photograph: Google Street View

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged in connection with a break-in at the home of an 81-year-old woman who had just returned (...)

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