Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. Photograph by Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)

The number of patients on trolleys last month is 12% up on July 2012, but 8% down on July 2011. The figures show a 57% increase between July 2007 and July 2014. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Nurse representatives have called for the reopening of closed hospital beds to deal with a sharp increase in emergency department overcrowding last m(...)

Absenteeism is highest in the Garda and health services where between 10 and 12 days are lost per employee every year.

Health unions have defended their members following new figures which show the level of sick leave in the public sector is twice the rate of the priva(...)

 Irish Nurses and Midwives general secretary Liam Doran:  said the Government should also use talks with his union that are currently under way in the Labour Relations Commission to set out its proposals to reverse cuts imposed in the pay structure for nurses over recent years.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service would see their salaries increase from €116,000 to €175,000 in stages over a period o(...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran says: “These proposals are totally driven by the demand for the health service to deliver further cash savings.” Photograph: Pat Moore.

Plans by the Health Service Executive to save money by filling key roles with interns and newly graduated nurses will seriously compromise patient saf(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation wants a ratio of one nurse to four patients in busy wards and one midwife for every 29.5 births in maternity units. Photograph: Getty Images

A taskforce on staffing levels in nursing has been announced by Minister for Health James Reilly. The announcement comes as the Irish Nurses and Midwi(...)

 INMO general secretary Liam Doran promised a sustained campaign on the issue running up to the next general election. Photograph: Pat Moore.

More than 8,000 additional nurses must be recruited to ensure safe staffing levels and avoid unnecessary patient deaths in the health service, acco(...)

INMO General Secretary  Liam Doran with President Claire Mahon at the press conference before the INMO Conference in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny today. Photograph: Pat Moore

Politicians from all parties have become “fixated” on health costs when Ireland spends far less than other countries on its health service, according (...)

Suddenly, women no longer had the right to decide how, when and where to give birth. Photograph: Getty Images

Since the publication of the report into perinatal deaths at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, various commentators, including Liam Do(...)

For every 10 per cent increase in nurses who have attained a bachelor’s degree, there is an associated 7 per cent decline in mortality, according to study

Patient-to-nurse ratios and the level of a nurse’s education directly affect the number of deaths after routine surgery, a major study published th(...)