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Last year
Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
The health minister says he hopes the majority of the payments will be made before Christmas.
Trade union asks Health Minister to extend Covid-19 payment to contracted frontline workers
The criteria does not currently include workers exployed by external companies.
€100,000 to be given to families of healthcare staff who died due to Covid-19 through work
The Minister for Health said the scheme “offers some support from the state to provide for the family’s needs”.
Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.
State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid
The HPSC reports that 22 healthcare workers have died having contracted Covid.
All time
Infection rate among healthcare staff moving in 'wrong direction' as INMO calls for booster doses
More than 1,800 healthcare workers are currently on Covid-related leave.
Poll: Should the government pay a pandemic bonus to all frontline workers?
There have been calls to expand any bonus payment to other frontline workers.
Poll: Do you think frontline workers should get a pandemic bonus?
The government has yet to provide exact timelines or details for the introduction of the bonus.
France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?
The citizenship application process usually takes around two years in France.
Retail workers being docked pay or have to 'pay back' time to attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments
“I asked him to confirm he wants me to postpone getting my vaccine whilst we are in the middle of a pandemic. His response was yes.”
One 28-year-old retail worker told The Journal: "We are told our wages are docked for the time we are gone for the vaccine until the time we are back."
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that it's 'in everyone's interest' for retail staff to get vaccinated, and urged employers to be more flexible.
Vaccines being offered to younger cohorts during the busy summer season may result in 'less-than-accommodating' work environments.
Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'
Johnny Moran of Trauma Response Network Ireland outlines the key signs of trauma burnout in essential workers.
Mobile coffee truck claims it was threatened with prosecution after offering free drinks to frontline workers
Hook & Ladder has been offering free teas/coffees to frontline workers over the past year.
Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?
Dr Philip Kieran addresses the issue of crisis fatigue and offers some helpful ways to counteract it.
Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.
Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating
Dr Rachel McNamara describes her experience of working on the frontline in the past few months. She says it’s hard not to view the easing of restrictions with anything but trepidation.
'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.
Frontline healthcare workers could have childcare provided in their homes
Dr Tony Holohan wrote to Simon Harris about the potential for “registered childcare workers [to] provide support” in a healthcare worker’s home.
Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases
An extra €1.1 million is being made available.
Dogs Trust offers temporary foster care scheme for frontline healthcare workers' dogs during pandemic
For healthcare workers working longer hours during the crisis this scheme offers “peace of mind”, Dogs Trust said.
The Firefighter: 'It's never a good time to have a fire in your home, but Christmas is especially upsetting'
Those of us with kids will rise early to see if Santa came to visit, have some breakfast, exchange gifts and then wish our loved ones a Happy Christmas as we leave for work.
Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement
Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.
Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid
New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.