Any consultant taking up a post under the proposed new pay scales must sign up to the Haddington Road Agreement

IMO rejects improved pay scale for consultants

18.25 Hospital consultants belonging to the Irish Medical Organisation have overwhelmingly rejected new improved pay scales of up to €175,000 a year aimed at resolving recruitment difficulties in the public health service.

Ciaran Craven, barrister for Mary Mealy, said the allegation should never have been made

Alcohol allegation against nurse withdrawn

16.51 An allegation that a director of care at a Longford Nursing Home had attended for work while under the influence of alcohol and was unfit to practise has been withdrawn by the Nursing and Midwifery Board.

Mr Justice Michael Moriarty said the case of Sarah Reilly is 'the most catastrophic' of medical negligence cases he had dealt with

Brain damaged girl in €5.2m settlement

19.07 A 13-year-old girl who is severely brain damaged and cannot walk or talk has settled for €5.2m her High Court action for damages arising out of the injuries she allegedly sustained at her birth at Cavan General Hospital.

Joan Burton says it is impossible to have a metered system unless almost all households have a meter

Govt examining 'fair price' for water - Burton

20.55 Ahead of over 90 protests against water charges tomorrow, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that water charges will be modest and capped and that the Government is examining a "fair price".

Students held a protest outside Leinster College yesterday

Students paid thousands to school before closure

16.20 The Irish Council for International Students says it believes thousands of euro was paid by students to Leinster College in the days and weeks coming up to its sudden closure three days ago.