INMO members from the Mater Hospital at last week’s nurses’ strike in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The HSE has warned that hospital emergency departments will come under “extreme pressure” during the two days of nurses’ strikes this week. It has ur(...)

Nurses on the picket line at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin this week. Photograph: Collins

The leadership of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to meet on Saturday to consider further strike action in addition to the five 2(...)

Nurses on the picket line at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The three children’s hospitals in Dublin are to postpone planned inpatient and day-case procedures as well as outpatient appointments scheduled for ne(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association says  given the shortage of staff there would be insufficient nursing personnel to operate all services when the overtime ban was introduced.

A day after nearly 40,000 nurses staged a one-day strike, some 6,000 psychiatric nurses are on Thursday putting in place an overtime ban that could im(...)

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(...)

 (L/R) Binu Anthinadu, Ajay Shaji, Aiby Thomas(centre), Reji Varghese, and Abhilash GK    at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, Co.Louth. Indian cultural organisation Kranthi are organising nationwide demonstrations in solidarity with INMO strikes.  Photograph: James Forde

The Irish health service has lost much of its appeal as a destination for foreign healthcare professionals due to the gulf in pay and living costs, a (...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghda said preparation for industrial action would continue. Photograph: Collins

The Department of Public Expenditure has insisted it will not be bringing forward proposals for additional pay for nurses next week as part of moves t(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would  take advice only from  the National Immunisation Advisory Committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has declined to announce a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B strain, despite pressure from pare(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says  there were 439 patients waiting in emergency departments while 167 were in wards elsewhere in hospitals

There were 606 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards waiting for a bed on Monday morning, according to figures from the Irish Nurses(...)

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