INMO Strike: Nurses take to the picket line outside St James’ Hospital in Dublin Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The second day of industrial strikes by Irish nurses and midwives has had a “dramatic impact” on services and also led to considerable criticism of th(...)

NTPF chief executive Liam Sloyan said it may start looking at addressing the outpatient list once the inpatient list is brought under control. Photograph: Eric Luke

Public patients who have been waiting years for hospital outpatient appointments may be seen privately as early as next year. The National Treatment(...)