Ms Ní Sheaghdha said there was ‘simply no excuse’ for not employing permanent staff. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), Phil Ní­ Sheaghdha has questioned the HSE’s recruitment policy saying it i(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said student nurses are taken for granted. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Student nurses and midwives are being exploited during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has claimed. It said on Frid(...)

Ulster Bank has been allowed by the Central Bank to return €3.5bn  of surplus capital to RBS over the past four years, the equivalent of about a fifth of its parental bailout bill during the financial crisis.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US investment firm Cerberus is looking at making an approach for Ulster Bank’s €20.5 billion loan book in the Republic as the lender’s UK parent activ(...)

‘Ulster Bank has a long association with its customers and communities across Ireland and plays a key role in personal, business, and digital banking,’ said FSU general secretary John O’Connell. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Financial Services Union (FSU) said on Thursday that it has written to directors of Ulster Bank’s UK parent NatWest as part of a campaign to “save(...)

Tallaght University Hospital where anaesthetists say management of babies and children requires a fully staffed paediatric ICU to deliver safe care. Photograph: The Irish Times

Doctors at Tallaght University Hospital have questioned the safety of its newly reopened paediatric unit to treat seriously ill children. Anaesthetis(...)

The HSE submission, made in recent days, said as of June 27th, healthcare workers accounted for 8,260 of the 25,874 Covid -19 cases reported, or 31.9 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were some “avoidable” cases in which healthcare workers may have become infected with Covid-19, the HSE has said. In a new submission to the Oi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the alternatives to forming a government if the programme for government is rejected were not appealing. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Vardkar said the country “needs a majority government” as it faces into what could be a very difficult recession due to the coronavirus (...)

The INMO raised the issue directly with Simon Harris at a meeting on Tuesday, where he confirmed that in his and the Department of Health’s view, there is no threat to service at Cavan General Hospital MLU. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) has welcomed the Minister for Health Simon Harris’ “unequivocal” support for the midwife-led matern(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Niamh Smyth said: “This has caused considerable shock to the staff, patients and residents in Counties Cavan and Monaghan”.

Midwife representative groups have called for the protection of midwifery-led maternity units (MLUs), adding that the closure of the units would lead (...)

 The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/ PA Wire

The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. A scheme to offer chil(...)

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