Senior nurses and midwives to get 3% pay increase

Primary school principals and deputy principals will also get a rise in their allowances, along with special needs assistants, as part of a new deal struck

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of senior nurses and midwives are to receive 3 per cent pay rises as part of sectoral bargaining guidelines contained in the current public pay deal.

A deal has also been agreed for a €2,000 increase in allowances for principals and deputy principals in primary schools, and a €1,000 increase for thousands of special needs assistants.

Under the current public sector pay deal, public servants received a 1 per cent pay rise last October ...