Written Answers. - Nurses Dispute.

Eamon Gilmore

Question:

88 Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Health and Children the latest position regarding attempts to find a solution to the nurses dispute; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1849/99]

The Labour Court has heard the management side and the Nursing Alliance regarding the three pay-related issues referred to in the report of the Commission on Nursing.

I hope the Deputy will appreciate that it would be inappropriate for me to make any comment in relation to these issues in advance of the Labour Court issuing its recommendation, which is expected at the end of the month or in early February.