Talks are expected to commence after Easter on rolling back the financial emergency legislation which underpinned the various reductions in terms and conditions. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nurses have said that restoration of higher pay rates and the re-introduction of a shorter working week, which they are to seek in forthcoming talks w(...)

January was the worst month for emergency department overcrowding since the Government came to power, and the second-worst month ever, according to an(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: he set up an emergency department taskforce, co-chaired by representatives of the HSE and the INMO, which met on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A total of 518 patients are on hospital trolleys today, the seventh highest figure since the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation began counting num(...)

Nurses on a picket line at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin  earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Nurses in University Hospital Limerick and other Midwest region hospitals have voted in favour of industrial action in response to the issue of severe(...)

General secretary of the INMO Liam Doran and organisation president Claire Mahon said they had a mandate from members to withdraw labour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Union leaders have threatened an escalation in industrial action over the coming days and weeks if overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is n(...)

Ambulances outside Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on January 6th, 2015, as the overcrowding crisis in Irish hospitals reaches new record proportions with more than 600 patients on trolleys. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive believes the worst of the hospital emergency department overcrowding crisis may not be over and that the situation could (...)

Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar. Photograph: Google Street View

The HSE has asked people not to attend the emergency department at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar unless “absolutely necessary” to allow i(...)

Nurse Donna Chavez, who worked in Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin, was found guilty of  professional misconduct

A nurse who gave the wrong dose of drugs to a baby in intensive care and deliberately hid her error, has been found guilty of professional misconduct.(...)

 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(...)