Nurses and midwives protesting over plans by their regulatory body to increase their annual registration fee today in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Up to 2,000 nurses and midwives have staged a protest over plans by their regulatory body to increase their annual registration fee. In a joint campai(...)

Ambulance turnaround times were longest in the midlands, where crews were waiting at least an hour at A&E departments in over 80 per cent of cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ambulances are being delayed for over an hour at hospital emergency departments on a constant basis as ambulance crews wait to hand over patien(...)

An ambulance is prepared by Colm Murphy at Tara Street fire station in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Delays in ambulance response times have been much in the news recently and, while there may be a number of contributing factors, a significant (...)

The INMO has said the internationally recognised midwife-to-birth ratio - known as birthrate plus - was 1:29.5 births. A survey carried out in February showed this ratio was not being achieved in any Irish maternity hospital or unit, it maintained. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A safe and high quality of care for mothers and newborns would require an extra 550 midwives in the health service, the Irish Nurses and Midwiv(...)

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(...)

Student nurses protest over starting alsalaries outside Leinster House today. 2:14

Dozens of Irish student nurses gathered around the Dáil today to launch a campaign appealing for better introductory wages in a bid to stem the export(...)

Tallaght hospital said it is cancelling some elective procedures due to overcrowding at the emergency department.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has rejected a claim that overcrowding is putting patients in Tallaght hospital at risk.Speaking in the Dáil today, he said he (...)

Mount Carmel Hospital this evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The 330 staff of Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin were said to be “stunned, shocked, and very distressed” tonight following the announcement that the h(...)

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(...)

If given a chance by policy makers, midwives could “lead on new models of care”, INMO president Claire Mahon  has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of Savita Halappanavar must result in better staffing of maternity units, the president of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO)(...)