INMO general secretary Liam Doran said his union would “remain steadfast” in the forthcoming pay negotiations. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government could trigger a spate of “uncontrolled leap-frogging” pay claims among State employees if it agrees to special deals for particular gro(...)

Flu vaccine uptake among Irish health workers “low compared with US and UK”. Photograph: Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images

Giving nurses chocolates and entering them into draws for iPads may help boost immunisation levels among healthcare workers across the State, a publi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called on the INMO and health service management to immediately enter further dialogue at the Workplace Relations Commission

The leadership of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to meet on Wednesday to consider whether to press ahead with planned industrial(...)

The support staff involved in the strike would include porters, cleaners, healthcare assistants and security personnel

More than 10,000 support staff in hospitals will go on strike from March 7th if, as expected, a vote for industrial action is carried on Monday. The (...)

Front page photograph: The remains of Pascal Whelan are brought across the sands at low tide to Omey Island in Connemara, Co. Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

1. Jeff Sessions confirmed as Donald Trump’s attorney general Alabama senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the new US attorney general, despit(...)

Nursing pressure: This is the first time that the public acknowledgement of a labour shortage has been made by the Government. Photograph: Getty

Nurses may be in line for a special pay deal following an acceptance by Government that there are serious difficulties recruiting and retaining staff (...)

The Mater hospital has asked that the public visit their GP before travelling to the hospital’s emergency department, which is experiencing “very high numbers and protracted wait times”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Mater hospital has asked that the public visit their GP before travelling to the hospital’s emergency department, which is experiencing “very high(...)

Elderly in hospital: figures show eight in-patients are categorised as declining to leave hospital. Photograph:    John Stillwell/PA

Elderly patients who remain in hospital beds, despite no longer requiring treatment, often do so because available nursing home spaces are considered(...)

Under Health Service Executive (HSE) targets, the number of patients on trolleys in the State on a given day is not supposed to exceed 236. File photograph: Frank Miller

The number of patients stuck waiting on trolleys dropped to 432 on Friday, down from a record high of 612 last week, according to the latest figures f(...)

Prof Paud O’Regan said the level of overcrowding at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel  meant it was impossible for staff to work safely.

A hospital consultant in Co Tipperary has claimed the HSE and Department of Health is following Stalinist centrist policies instead of trying to resol(...)

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