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Phil Ni Sheaghdha, INMO general secretary, with INMO members from Connolly Hospital at the start of the nurses 24-hour strike, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The first national nurses’ strike in almost 20 years is posing a major challenge for a health service already under strain. The timing of the initial (...)

Striking nurses and midwives on the picket line at Sligo Regional Hospital. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Cars beeping their support for the strike; blanket media coverage for the nurses to make their case; “stand with nurses and midwives” trending on Twit(...)

Nurse’s strike outside Connolly Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Nurses at South Tipperary General Hospital say that the patient to staff ratio in the children’s ward can be as high as eight to one at times of emerg(...)

The Labour Court on Tuesday decided not to intervene formally in the dispute. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is prepared to look at reviews of the roles of nurses or other flexibilities but has insisted it cannot offer additional money outside (...)

Nurse’s strike outside Connolly Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Nearly 40,000 nurses are on strike today but the Government is arguing that conceding to their pay demands would end up “completely undermining” its b(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting outside Leinster House in the past. File photograph: Eric Luke

The planned national strike by nearly 40,000 is set to go ahead on Wednesday after the Labour Court decided not to intervene formally in the dispute. (...)

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(...)

The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe committee says in a report. Photograph: Tom Honan

The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe commi(...)

Pfizer said the decision to move from the defined benefit scheme was made at a global level. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Up to 900 staff working for US multinational Pfizer will take part in a ballot for industrial action after having rejected a Labour Court recommendati(...)

 Strikers at the ambulance service facility on the Davitt Road, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Up to 500 ambulance service staff are striking in a dispute over trade union representation rights and the deduction of union subscriptions at source.(...)

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