Nurses and members of the INMO on the picket line at James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

A strike by 40,000 nurses over three consecutive days this week has been suspended. The move by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) fol(...)

People attend a rally in support of striking nurses in Dublin city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Dublin city centre in support of the nurses’ campaign for improved pay and for the health service to t(...)

St Ita’s hospital in Portrane, Co Dublin. The PNA said difficulties were experienced there due to the extended overtime ban. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The HSE has said it experienced “significant challenges” in ensuring a safe service in several mental health facilities in Dublin, Cork and Galway on (...)

 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 (...)

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