Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments last month reached a record high for the month of June, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Orga(...)

Chairman of the public service committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Shay Cody, said  there would not be any changes to peoples’ terms and conditions as a result of the new talks process. “Productivity is something public servants deliver, day in, day out,” he said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The first session of talks between the Government and trade unions on pay restoration for about 300,000 public service staff ended after 15 minutes.Go(...)

Nurses are demanding an independent review of the Health Information and Quality Authority as tensions between staff and the regulator increase.Delega(...)

Liam Doran, general secretary at the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Mr Doran said the extra €74m from the Government to help the trolley crisis is welcome but is not enough to solve the problem. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Shorter working hours and the continuing trolley crisis in emergency departments top the agenda for the annual conference of the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)

More than 500 people are awaiting admission to hospital on trolleys in emergency departments around the country. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

March saw the highest number of patients on trolleys nationwide for the same period since 2005, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisatio(...)

The present measures might not have been needed if Government had not cut the budget for Fair Deal by €30 million last year

The latest initiative by Ministers Leo Varadkar and Kathleen Lynch to tackle hospital overcrowding is the fourth high-level attempt in a decade to sol(...)

Leo Varadkar is  expected to bring the  new plans to the Cabinet subcommittee on health when it is agreed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Additional funding will be needed to implement some of the proposals in the new plan for tackling emergency department overcrowding, Minister for Hea(...)

Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show a 33% increase from February last year, and a 75% increase when compared to February 2013.

The highest ever rate of hospital overcrowding for the month of February has been recorded this year with 9,600 patients on trolleys.The figures from (...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said it would continue its campaign until the registration fee was reduced to last year’s level of €100. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland are meeting to review the 50 per cent increase in registration fees for nurses for this year. There is(...)

Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland called for the findings of Beaumont’s investigation to be made public. Photograph: The Irish Times

Acute hospitals are “inappropriate” and “ill-equipped” to care for elderly patients with dementia, advocates for the elderly and nursing representativ(...)