Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital has increased in recent weeks following the closure of 33 beds, with a 26 per cent increase in the number of patients left on trolleys during the first four months of 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital should go off-call “for an extended period” due to the dangerously high levels of overcrowding in the emergency department, the Iris(...)

Delegates vote at the annual conference of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation in Trim, Co Meath. Photograph: Lisa Cawley

A recruitment campaign targeted at Irish nurses working in the UK is to get underway in four British cities next month. Nurses applying to work(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris. Mr Harris has signalled that the Government’s reform plans in relation to the public service would have to continue for some time.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Formal talks between the Government and unions on restoring pay levels for about 300,000 staff across the public service are now expected to get unde(...)

A new Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation survey has found that almost 6 per cent of nurses and midwives are bullied on a near daily basis. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A large-scale survey carried out among nurses and midwives suggests that about 6 per cent are being bullied on a daily basis.The study findings indica(...)

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(...)

The Nursing and Midwifery Board said it had taken the decision to restore the €100 fee in the interest of   services and  the public to avoid a scenario where a large number of nurses and midwives who did not pay would not have been permitted to continue to work

The regulatory body for nurses has shelved a controversial plan to increase the annual retention fee to €150 this year, following a lengthy campaign (...)

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(...)