Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), INMO general secretary,  with Catherine Sheridan and Eilish Fitzgerald at the union’s  executive meeting on February 2nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Emergency department doctors have warned that patients could deteriorate and even die during the nurses’ strike unless arrangements are made to prompt(...)

Nurses on the picket line at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Nurses began their campaign of industrial action yesterday buoyed up by widespread public support, but whether this can be maintained remains to be se(...)

The HSE’s chief clinical officer warned there would be “reduced levels of care” in emergency departments and hospitals on Wednesday. Dr Colm Henry  said even if the strike was called off it would not be a case of normal service resuming. Photograph: Getty Images

Unions said on Monday night that preparations were continuing for a major national strike by nurses as last-minute attempts continued in the Labour Co(...)

Nurses are due to hold a national one-hour work stoppage this Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

The Labour Court has intervened in an attempt to avert a planned national strike by nurses scheduled to take place on Wednesday. The Irish Nurses and(...)

The step change in trolley waits will only come when we have adequate hospital beds for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been difficult to hear the Taoiseach focus his efforts to improve long waits for patients awaiting beds in Irish emergency departments (EDs) on(...)

Irish emergency medicine doctors have added their voice to criticisms of the country’s first community-funded air ambulance over the absence of a doctor on board. Photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA

Irish emergency medicine specialists have added their voice to criticisms of the country’s first community-funded air ambulance over the absence of a (...)

An ‘essential worker pass’ will be required for those travelling past Garda cordons during Saturday and Sunday

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has defended its decision to include the symbol of a cross on the pass needed by workers entering controlled zones in(...)

Emergency departments around the country are expecting a “surge” of attendances once hazardous snow and ice conditions subside. The post-storm jump i(...)

Emergency Departments remained open on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Emergency departments in all the State’s hospitals remained open on Tuesday despite up to 20 locum doctors failing to report for duty after their pay (...)

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine said 438 patients were on hospital trolleys on Tuesday when Budget 2017 was announced. Photographs: The Irish Times

The treatment of elderly and ill people left on trolleys in hospital emergency departments will lead to a tribunal of inquiry at some stage in the fut(...)

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