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The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Phil Ni Sheaghdha said people were now afraid to go to public hospitals. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The current recruitment pause in the HSE is crippling the health service, nurses have said. The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Or(...)

  INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: Nurses argue   that there is provision in the existing public service agreement to allow the Government to provide them with additional money. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The move by nurses to go on strike in the weeks ahead presents the Government with its biggest challenge to public pay policy since gardaí threatened (...)

 Martina Harkin-Kelly, INMO president, said: ‘The target for me is pay.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Delegates at the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) conference in Cork have voted unanimously to strike if pay is not increased. An emerg(...)

Speaking about the INMO figures, Sinn Féin TD for Limerick Maurice Quinliven said:  “These are not just statistics, these are human beings.”

More robust action from management is called for to tackle a constant overcrowding problem at the University Hospital Limerick, according to the Irish(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe tabled proposals for the public-service pay talks at Cabinet  on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

After months of shadow boxing, the Government and public-service unions and representative bodies will begin talks next week on a revised pay agreemen(...)

The INMO’s accounts show the cost of pay and pensions amounted to €5.3 million, of which €4.2 million was accounted for by salaries.

The National Association of GPs (NAGP) has become the latest health organisation to decline to state publicly what it pays its chief executive. The a(...)

Once overcrowding has reached a specific critical level, or any patient is waiting longer than nine hours in the emergency department, the hospital will be obliged to take certain steps. File photograph: Frank Miller

Hospitals are to be fined €10,000 each time they breach a new directive aimed at cutting overcrowding in emergency departments. The money(...)

Liam Doran, general secretary, INMO, said certain hospitals were ‘failing completely’ to follow established protocols and to open extra beds to cater for extra demand.

Hospitals across the State are under pressure from nurses and midwives to address the “grave and serious” problem of routine overcrowding on wa(...)