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(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said acceding to the nurses’ pay demands would “take us back to the bad old days of unsustainable and unaffordable pay rises”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of a nurses’ union is to meet today to discuss a series of 24-hour strikes amid growing signs of hardening attitudes in Government towa(...)

INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan, said teachers  remain open to a constructive dialogue with Government on  financial inequalities facing newer entrants to the profession.

Primary school teachers have said they will enter into “constructive dialogue” with the Government on pay issues before triggering a ballot for indust(...)

Hospitals face thye prospect of a number of 24-hour stoppages across the country. Photograph: Getty

The health service is facing strike action by nurses over pay in the New Year. Psychiatric nurses voted by 95 per cent in favour of industrial actio(...)

Nursing unions are seeking pay parity with groups such as physiotherapists and speech and language thereapists.

Psychiatric nurses are to consider strike action in the mental health services after health service management rejected their union’s proposal for a s(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha.

Nurses are understood to have declined to attend a meeting of the group which oversees compliance with terms of the public service agreement which was(...)

Officials from Minister for Health Simon Harris’ department are to meet medical colleges to discuss clinical protocols to deliver an abortion service. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is to meet medical colleges including the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians, and the In(...)

INMO nurses and midwives protest at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Nurses and midwives in Limerick and Cork fear they will have to deal with their busiest winter yet as the number of patients on trolleys continues to (...)

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