One retained fire fighter says they were left between a rock and a hard place.
Retained fire fighters have voted to accept proposals from the Workplace Relations Commission to resolve their industrial dispute.
It follows intensive consultations last week and a secret ballot.
SIPTU has welcomed the news, but warned that while today's vote ends the current strike, it doesn't end that battle.
It comes after a protracted row over what the union described as poor terms and conditions for retained fire fighters.
Retained Fire Fighter with Mullingar Fire Services, Tony Sheeran says they were left between a rock and a hard place:
SIPTU Sector Organiser Brendan O'Brien is already looking at what's next: