• May the Medical Scientist Workforce be With You

    All hands on deck for COVID-19 testing in the Mercy Hospital Cork
  • COVID 19 Hidden Heroes

    Preparing specimens for COVID 19 testing in Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
  • MLSA AGM 2019

    MLSA Executive Committee at MLSA AGM 2019, part of LabCon 2019 in Kilkenny
  • LabCon - joint biennial conference of MLSA and ACSLM



The motions for the 2020 AGM are now available in the Members' Area of the website. The Executive Committee is continuing to review options for holding the AGM in 2020 with an Autumn meeting a potential option under consideration, subject to necessary public health advice.


At the first meeting of the 2020-2021 MLSA Executive Committee on Thursday 7th May the following Executive Committee Officers were elected:

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The MLSA Annual Report and Accounts are now available in the Members' Area of the website. All members are encouraged to read the report of the union's activities for 2019, the proceedings of the 2019 AGM and the audited financial accounts of the MLSA for 2019.


The Executive Committee has announced the Cyril Keogh Academic Bursary awards for 2020 and the names of the winners can be found in the bursary section of the Members' Area. As the number of eligible applicants was less than the number of bursaries available, there was no need for a lottery and all six eligible applicants were successful. MLSA Head Office is in the process of contacting the winners to make arrangements to pay the €500 award to each one.


MLSA Executive Committee Chairperson Kevin O’Boyle has written to members to acknowledge their vital role and contribution to the COVID 19 emergency. The letter can be viewed in the Member Updates section of the Members’ Area of the website.

MLSA correspondence with the HSE related to the COVID 19 pandemic can also be found in the Member Updates section.


The HSE has issued revised guidelines for the occupational health management of healthcare workers and guidelines on leave arrangements for healthcare workers in self-isolation and quarantine. The updated information can be found on the HSE website. Click here for a link to the occupational health information;... Read More


The HSE and unions have agreed a policy on the redeployment of HSE staff during the COVID 19 pandemic, which can be downloaded here. This policy is subject to review on 29th March 2020 and replaces the previous policy issued on 6th March that was not agreed with unions. 


The MLSA AGM planned for Saturday 4th April has been postponed due to government instructions. Furhter details will follow.


An update on the motions carried at the 2019 MLSA AGM is now available in the Members' Area under Members' Updates.


MLSA Executive Committee Chairperson Kevin O’Boyle has written to members explaining the Executive Committee’s pay strategy and the pay claim submitted by the MLSA last week to the HSE, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Health. The letter can be viewed in the Member Updates section of the Members’ Area of the website.