In December the HSE introduced a requirement for one staff member to leave before a new one could be recruited. This has been further tighened to  “three out, one in”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Restrictive new hiring rules in the health service are hampering efforts to keep highly qualified nurses in Ireland, according to the Irish Nurses and(...)

Ictu’s Patricia King Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

The head of Ireland’s largest trade union movement has called on companies to use increasing profit margins to rectify “wage stagnation and wage cuts”(...)

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine has warned the health service is in a state of crisis and does not have enough beds or staff. Sligo consu(...)

Kieran Mulvey said the amount of money paid to entry grade levels for the professions was ‘a problem that comes back to bite you after a while’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has called for the Lansdowne Road agreement to be “revisited” if teachers, gardaí or n(...)

Four out of five nurses reported not having the time to update case notes. Photograph: The Irish Times

The community and public health nursing system is under severe strain due to rising demand and falling staff numbers, a new report says. Over half th(...)

File photog: INMO general secretary Liam Doran protests with nurses at St Vincent’s Hospital on October 12th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) are calling for a renegotiation of the Lansdowne Road Agreement. Speaking on RTÉ’s Mor(...)

The INMO says that the response to recruitment drives so far has been weak.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Nurses “dread” working on St Patrick’s Day and other occasions where there is an increase in people using accident and emergency departments, says ge(...)

A file image of INMO members working at  St Vincent’s Hospital holding a  protest outside the hospital in Dublin last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Nurses in hospital emergency departments have voted to accept new proposals aimed at tackling overcrowding. Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives(...)

 Liam Doran, general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Liam Doran General secretary of the INMO What were the biggest wins in healthcare in 2015? A significant development on paper was the recommenc(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “There will be peaks and troughs for the next few weeks.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of patients on trolleys in hospitals yesterday was 26 per cent higher than on the same day in 2015, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)