The worst-hit for overcrowding are University Hospital Limerick, which has 70 patients waiting for a bed; followed by Cork University Hospital, 68; and South Tipperary General Hospital, 45. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 541 admitted hospital patients were waiting for beds on Wednesday, according to nurses. Latest figures by the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organi(...)

An overtime ban by psychiatric nurses , which would have led to significant disruption to mental health services, has been suspended. The Psychiatric(...)

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(...)

‘Summer 2019 is as bad as winter was five years ago,’ says INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha. File photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 7,400 people were left in hospital without beds last month, an increase of 7 per cent on the same numbers left waiting in June 2018, the Irish (...)

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

A HPV vaccination programme for boys will proceed in September despite tensions around medical staffing levels, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)

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 . (...)

Student nurses Fiona Hanon, UCC/CUH; Sarah Collins, UCC/CUH; and Róisín O’Connell, WIT/UHW, at the Irish launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nurses are “consistently undervalued”, the president of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Martina Harkin-Kelly said nurses(...)

Teachers complain that the Government applied Fempi measures arbitrarily. Photograph: PA

Second level teachers have lost out on €15 million in payments as a result of financial penalties imposed by the Government on foot of industrial acti(...)

Siptu has about 4,000 nurse members across acute, community and mental health settings. Photograph: Frank Miller

The trade union Siptu has said it would be “premature” to put the proposed new nursing contract to a ballot. The union also signalled that proposals (...)

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