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(...)

A shortage of nursing home places, particularly in Dublin, is a major factor causing hospital overcrowding.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A severe shortage of nursing home places in the Dublin area is set to ease with the creation of 1,500 privately run beds over the next five years. Mo(...)

INMO general secretary  Liam Doran. The organisation said there was no alternative to the refurbishment due to  pressures to maintain all available long stay and nursing home beds. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has welcomed the Government’s revised plans to refurbish public nursing homes, which involve postponing (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Nursing Homes Ireland plans to present Mr Varadkar with a letter signed by 208 nursing home owners on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Health has admitted there are significant delays in processing the nurse registrations, but has placed the problem on the submiss(...)

Fair Deal review: Fianna Fáil warned that Government pledges on the scheme should be treated with scepticism. Photograph: Getty Images

Private and voluntary nursing home operators have said the Fair Deal review published yesterday cannot be left to gather dust. Nursing Homes Ireland ((...)

‘The latest data shows a decrease in the number of nursing homes operating in Ireland, from 447 in 2010 to 437 in 2014. Despite this there has been a 9 per cent increase in private and voluntary nursing home bed numbers – 20,590 to 22,342.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Today marks the beginning of Nursing Homes Week 2015, a campaign by Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) featuring countrywide events and activities celebratin(...)

A publicity poster for the Nursing Homes Ireland radio ad campaign by the agency DDFH&B. The message is one of positivity and it highlights the input of carers to residents’ lives.

Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI), the representative group for the private and voluntary nursing homes sector, has embarked on a national radio advertising(...)

The privacy and dignity of residents is being compromised by the HSE failing to comply with the HIQA standards in long-term residential facilities it (...)

 Gerard Finn, who died from Alzheimer’s disease after spending many years in a nursing home, with his daughters Sharon and Lourda, who is holding her son Fionn, in October 2006. Photograph copied by Liam Burke/Press 22.

‘It’s easier to dope up a patient like he doesn’t exist’ Something was happening to Lourda Finn’s father. A few months after being admitted into a nu(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Oireachtas health committe that the problem with the Fair Deal scheme is that it is budget-capped. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times.

The number of people waiting to access the Fair Deal scheme has tripled since the start of the year, prompting claims that the system of funding nu(...)