A deal has been made at the eleventh hour to avoid the upcoming three day nurses’ strike. The agreement states that nurses will get a pay rise of 2.5%.

However, the proposed agreement, brokered by the Labour Court and which must be voted on by 40,000 nurses, means that could the wider public sector pay agreement could be at risk.

If the deal is approved some 26,000 nurses and midwives will receive €1,200 on average in additional payments.

-Daniel Potter