Phil Ní Sheaghdha said the HSE accepted that in acute hospitals 66 per cent of nurses recruited were already working in the public service. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

There are now more than 1,700 vacancies for nurses in public hospitals across the country, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (IN(...)

 INMO’s Liam Doran, Phil Ni Sheaghdha and IClaire Mahon at their annual conference in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Nurses are to seek a special review of their pay to reflect what they have argued is the broader role they now play in the health service. Nurses are(...)

President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation Claire Mahon says some hospital managers remain less than engaged and lethargic about trying to deal with overcrowding in their emergency departments. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Some hospital managers remain less than engaged and lethargic about trying to deal with overcrowding in their emergency departments, the president of (...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran and president Claire Mahon speaking to the press at the INMO conference in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, yesterday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The regulatory body for nurses and midwives is in some cases embarking on full fitness-to- practise hearings when there is insufficient evidence, the(...)

General secretary of the INMO, Liam Doran, said if anyone needed to spend weeks and weeks in talks to conclude the health service needed multi-year funding, “they have not been living on planet Earth”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The new agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on how the country will be governed is “minimalist and completely inadequate” in relation to its p(...)

Fr Paul Connell, president of JMB/AMCSS: “I would appeal to all concerned to pull back and work in a spirit of dialogue to resolve these issues for the good of all our school communities.” Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Hundreds of secondary schools will close and teachers face losing thousands of euro in pay if the biggest teachers’ union votes to cease working agree(...)

Gardaí from across the country, who are attending the Garda Representative Association’s annual conference in Killarney, have called on the Government to ‘give us back our pay’ and threatened to take militant action in order to realise their goal. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Gardaí from across the country have called on the Government to “give us back our pay” and threatened to take militant action in order to realise thei(...)

Dermot O’Brien: ‘We have no intermediate form of force. What we have is a baton and pepper spray and then we jump from there to a gun. There is nothing in between that members could utilise to defend themselves.’ File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) feel betrayed by the government and Garda management says association president, Dermot O’Brien(...)

Rory O’Flaherty (right), chairman Lough Lein Anglers presenting the Charity Cup to Noel Duane, winner of fly-fishing competition in Killarney

Stationed on the bridge overlooking the canal stretch alongside Ross Castle on Lough Lein in Killarney, Timothy O’Sullivan, “Timo” to his friends, be(...)

A social welfare office in Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Civil servants working in Department of Social Protection and Intreo offices have been assaulted and even threatened with an axe, the annual conferenc(...)