Tánaiste Joan Burton: said the State’s industrial relations machinery was at the disposal of the parties in the nurses’ dispute. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn in any detail on the performance of Cabinet colleague and fellow Dublin West TD Minister for Health (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said while the outcome of the vote by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation was expected, industrial action by emergency department nurses would not sort out the challenges being faced. File photograph: Woohae Cho/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is disappointed at the decision by emergency department nurses to strike from next month. “Strike will not assist a s(...)

Overcrowding at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin has led to patient safety and care being compromised on a ‘daily basis’, according to the INMO. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Nurses engaged in a work-to-rule at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) in Dublin have suspended industrial action to engage in fresh talks. In (...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, where INMO members in the A&E department have voted for industrial action due to overcrowding. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times/ File photo

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) working in the emergency department of St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin have vo(...)

More people than ever before are spending time on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

More than 6,700 people were counted on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the highest ever f(...)

The coffin of mother-of-two Lorna Carty, a victim of the Tunisia terror attack is carried in a hearse, escorted by players from Meath GAA and Dunderry GAA. Photograph: PA

The goodness and kindness of Lorna Carty will always be remembered, her funeral Mass in Co Meath heard on Saturday. Ms Carty was one of three Irish p(...)

A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The three Irish victims of the Tunisia terror attacks will be home within 24 hours, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. Final preparat(...)

Co Clare woman’s ordeal at University Hospital Limerick follow’s a similar case at Tallaght hospital. File photograph: Frank Miller

A 101-year old woman has had to endure a 25-hour wait on a trolley at the emergency department of University Hospital Limerick (UHL), in the second s(...)

Chairman of the public service committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Shay Cody, said  there would not be any changes to peoples’ terms and conditions as a result of the new talks process. “Productivity is something public servants deliver, day in, day out,” he said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The first session of talks between the Government and trade unions on pay restoration for about 300,000 public service staff ended after 15 minutes.Go(...)

More than 500 people are awaiting admission to hospital on trolleys in emergency departments around the country. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

March saw the highest number of patients on trolleys nationwide for the same period since 2005, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisatio(...)