Following an invitation from the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, in relation to the imminent industrial action by members of the Dublin Fire Brigade, scheduled for 18th and 27th March, both unions and the senior management of Dublin City Council held a meeting today (Wednesday, 8th March) in the Mansion House, Dublin 2. Arising from those discussions, which were facilitated by the Lord Mayor, both SIPTU and IMPACT have secured a commitment from the management of Dublin City Council to enter into an independent process, chaired by the former Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey. This process will address the unions’ concerns with regard to the delivery of the Dublin Fire Brigade Fire Based Emergency Medical Service.The management of Dublin City Council has also given an unequivocal commitment that this process will be the sole and singular forum for consideration of all of these issues. As a result, both unions have agreed to a request by the Lord Mayor to defer the planned industrial action. Both unions would like to thank the Lord Mayor for his assistance. This outcome has been achieved as a result of the commitment and solidarity of union members in Dublin Fire Brigade, as well as the overwhelming support they have received from the public and their elected representatives.