10,000 health support staff will strike from 8.00am this morning.
Chefs, cleaners, porters and maternity care assistants are among staff that are walking off the job and onto picket lines at 38 hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country.
The dispute is over a job-evaluation scheme - and what SIPTU says is a failure to implement pay rises for the staff.
The man who carried out a probe into Russian meddling in the US election has agreed to testify publicly.
Robert Mueller had been hesitant to speak to politicians in an open session since releasing his report.
He concluded there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Donald Trump's election campaign and Moscow - but also said he could not exonerate the president on obstruction of justice.
The Irish Government has pledged €5m for Palestine.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says it will be given to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
The money will be spent on healthcare, education and humanitarian relief.
Police in the US state of Georgia have released a bodycam video, showing the rescue of an abandoned newborn baby, found in a plastic bag.
The girl, who officers have named India, was discovered in woods near Atlanta on June 6th.
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says she is "thriving" in the care of the state children's services department.
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) claims protest groups are being subjected to degrading treatment.
The human-rights body has completed a national consultation with anti-war protesters, direct-provision activists and others.
It claims that while large protests are well policed, there are serious concerns with others.