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The court’s recommendations follow nine days of hearings on an impasse that affects almost 10,000 support staff including healthcare assistants, laboratory aides, technicians and porters. File photograph: Getty

Thousands of health support staff should be given pay increases from next month, the Labour Court has recommended in a move that could prevent further(...)

A Labour Court process aimed at resolving a dispute involving up to 10,000 health support staff will resume. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Labour Court process aimed at resolving a dispute involving up to 10,000 health support staff working in hospitals throughout the State will resume (...)

Siptu urged its members in health service support grades “to continue to prepare for strike action, possibly the week after next”.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Further strikes by thousands of health service support staff may take place in the week after next, the trade union Siptu has warned. Talks at the La(...)

Hospital healthcare assistants, laboratory aides, technicians and porters warned that a one-day strike earlier this month would be followed by three days of action. Photograph: Getty Images

Talks at the Labour Court hearing to resolve the pay dispute involving up to 10,000 health support staff working in hospitals throughout the State hav(...)

Siptu-represented  hospital workers are planning three days of strikes next week. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

Talks aimed at averting three days of scheduled strike action by health service support staff ended without agreement on Thursday night at the Workpla(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris said he hoped the dispute would be referred to the Labour Court today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said a strike by 10,000 health service support staff on Wednesday will have a significant impact on services in(...)

Siptu’s Paul Bell has said he hopes an agreement can be reached to avert planned strikes next week.

There was minimal disruption to healthcare services on Thursday following the deferral of a strike by 10,000 support staff, as talks got underway at t(...)

Hospital managers are warning of the potentially ‘crippling’ impact of the strike on hospital services

A planned strike by hospital support staff on Thursday will have a significant impact on services, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned. Hos(...)

The pay dispute follows a job-evaluation process that found the skill levels for HSE support staff had increased significantly in recent years, leading to union claims for pay rises. Photograph: Getty Images

Thousands of hospital support staff are set to strike on Thursday after talks over pay issues ended without agreement. The union Siptu represents ar(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

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