Medical Scientists have suspended further industrial action in their dispute over pay and conditions.
They've accepted an invitation to attend the Labour Court for exploratory talks.
Both the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association and HSE/Department of Health have accepted the invitation.
The MLSA has now called on it's 2,100 members to resume work as normal tomorrow.
Thousands of hospitals procedures have been cancelled as a result today's strike and action last week.
MLSA General Secretary Terry Casey says the Union will enter the Labour Court process in good faith and with commitment to resolving the severe recruitment and retention issues in the laboratory sector.
"The MLSA’s Executive Committee met this afternoon and has agreed to accept the Labour Court’s invitation. We will remain focused on what is required to achieve a sustainable work structure for Medical Scientists, patients and the Irish health service."