From top: Patricia Kavanagh and Mary Redmond; Audry Tormey, Zorro the dog and Karen O’Connell

This morning/afternoon.

National Council for the Blind (NCBI), Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

SIPTU healthcare workers employed by Section 39 organisations are taking strike action today in an effort to resolve a dispute over pay restoration.

Section 39 organisations are voluntary organisations which have service legal agreements with the HSE to provide health and social care within communities. These workers receive dual salary funding between the HSE and voluntary contributions.

‘First time in my life I’ve been on strike but this is a real problem’ – SouthDoc staff striking (

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