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(...)

The former Richmond Hospital on North Brunswick Street: the INMO plans to mount a display cabinet in the hall tracing the various uniforms and equipment used by nurses over the years

One of Dublin’s most notable landmark buildings, the former Richmond Hospital on North Brunswick Street, has been acquired by the Irish Nurses and Mid(...)

Parallel universes are characterised by an ‘us and them’ mindset that is deeply ingrained and negatively affects every aspect of healthcare delivery. Photograph: Getty Images

The 1973 Pink Floyd song Us and Them with the words, “forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died”, is particularly relevant to the Irish h(...)

It’s fair to say the generally accepted view of the Health Service Executive (HSE) is that it is a failed entity. Many who work for it provide a super(...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran said frontline health services are under ’real strain’ due to lack of resources Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Doctors may not agree to operate the free scheme for children aged under six announced in last week’s budget. The move is a key part of the Government(...)