Draft agreement reached on health service reform

The Government and unions have today reached a draft agreement on health service reform - following overnight negotiations.

Talks on plans to cut public pay by €1.3bn in next week's Budget are resuming at Government Buildings.

Unions leaders say while the talks are complex and difficult - the negotiations are nearing endgame - with the hope of striking an overall deal today.

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