INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said there were some nurses working in intensive care units and emergency departments today who had not yet received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Healthcare workers were abandoned by the State after schools were closed and left to provide childcare for themselves with no support, representative (...)

The INMO submission is also critical of the rollout of vaccinations for healthcare workers, claiming it has been done ‘in a haphazard manner’. Photograph: Alessandro di Marco/EPA

Nurses are to seek compensation for work carried out during the current Covid-19 pandemic. A submission presented by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Or(...)

 The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation claims vaccine distribution ‘did not strictly follow the virus’s trajectory’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines started in a “haphazard manner” and was not focused on the locations or workplaces with the highest infections, TDs a(...)

 Medical staff in  PPE at  St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There are currently more than 830,000 people on waiting lists for hospital treatments and appointments, with delays likely to increase as hospitals su(...)

Medical specialists appointed since 2012 can still earn €50,000 a year less than longer serving colleagues. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a general acceptance at the top of the health service that a decision by the then government in October 2012 to cut the pay of hospital consu(...)

The HSE said last month there had been a net increase of more than 150 consultants over the past year. File photograph: Getty

The medical manpower problem in the State’s hospitals is significantly worse than previously believed. New figures show there are now nearly 730 consu(...)

The increase in waiting lists has largely been attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation of all non-urgent hospital work for several months. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists have reached a new record high, with almost 60,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment since the beginning (...)

Dr Shirin Akhtar, a paediatric registrar in Tallaght Hospital. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than one third of doctors in Ireland trained abroad – but their ability to work within the Irish health system is severely curtailed by curren(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arriving at Government Buildings this wee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government will increase permanently the number of critical care beds in hospitals, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. The Minist(...)

IHCA president Prof Alan Irvine said there was no clear allocation of funding to hire additional hospital consultants and other frontline professionals.  Photograph: Getty Images

Doctors have described the Government’s new plan to get the health service through the winter as disappointing and said the additional bed capacity pr(...)

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