In a statement on Tuesday the HSE said that it was ‘very concerned about the impact the action will have on patients in many 24/7 psychiatric facilities nationwid’. Photograph: iStock

The majority of community mental health services are likely to be cancelled in the days ahead as a result of a planned overtime ban by psychiatric nur(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said a sustained overtime ban would have an adverse impact on services for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson

The overtime ban by psychiatric nurses is already having an impact on patients with the curtailment of some community mental health services. Howeve(...)

Almost 250 nurses were assaulted in HSE-run hospitals in the first half of this year, new figures show. Image: iStock.

Almost 250 nurses were assaulted in HSE-run hospitals in the first half of this year, new figures show. Nine out 10 assaults on staff in hospitals ((...)

Siptu had initially announced that it would ballot about 7,000 health service staff, mainly healthcare assistants and laboratory assistants, for strike action arising from a job-evaluation process . However it later decided to expand this ballot to cover all support staff in 36 hospitals countrywide, including porters, security personnel and cleaners

Thousands of healthcare assistants, hospital chefs and other health service support staff are expected to vote for strike action over pay issues in a (...)

The new deal was brokered at the Labour Court following three days of strikes by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nurses and midwives have backed proposals to end their long-running campaign over pay and recruitment/retention issues by 62 per cent in a ballot . (...)

Revised Labour Court proposal: “Among the key recommendations are significant pay improvements, which offer the prospect of better nurse retention as well as a carrot to attract home nursing graduates who have opted to work abroad.” File photograph: Getty

Could the tide be slowly turning for our beleaguered public health system? Recent developments offer some hope, albeit no certainty, for the future. (...)

The INMO said trolley figures were ‘exceptionally high’. File photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not yet “fully understand” why overcrowding is increasing in Cork, Limerick and Galway hospitals. Latest Iris(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha: “what determines productivity is better outcomes for patients.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The risk of further industrial action by nurses has not been eliminated, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO ) has said. The union on M(...)

 Nurses and midwives protesing outside the Coombe  hospital in Dublin last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive would have the right to move nurses – potentially within a 40km radius – for weeks at a time or within a single shift, un(...)

The Government’s proposals to tackle the new entrant issue have been rejected by  ASTI and INTO although neither have balloted members for industrial action.

New measures aimed at addressing the controversial two-tier pay system for thousands of staff who joined the public service since 2011 will come into (...)

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