Siptu official Paul Bell  said it was feared that many health workers would develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the pandemic. File image:  Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Government is facing pressure from a number of trade unions to put in place a compensation package to support more than 7,600 healthcare workers w(...)

There were 482 patients waiting for admission to hospital on Friday morning.

The first week of the new year has been the worst ever for hospital overcrowding, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation(...)

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(...)

Hundreds of ambulance personnel are to stage a 24-hour strike from Friday afternoon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of ambulance personnel are to stage a 24-hour strike from Friday afternoon. The workers are members of the National Ambulance Service Repres(...)

 Following the three-day strike by nurses and midwives, the Government agreed in February to a package of proposals brokered at the Labour Court, including a new, enhanced contract for nurses. File photograph: Alan Betson

The cost of the nurses’ pay deal after their strike earlier this year is running millions of euro ahead of the Government’s original estimate and is c(...)

Ambulance personnel striking on January 22nd at the ambulance service facility on the Davitt Road, Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Staff in the HSE’s National Ambulance Service who are members of the trade union Siptu are to ballot for strike action in a dispute over the operation(...)

Psychiatric nurses in three units in Dublin had to spend 36 continuous hours on duty as there was insufficient personnel to relive them. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has deferred industrial action after ‘intensive talks’ with the HSE. The union put an overtime ban in place on Th(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said a sustained overtime ban would have an adverse impact on services for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson

The overtime ban by psychiatric nurses is already having an impact on patients with the curtailment of some community mental health services. Howeve(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said progress was being made, but it had been slow. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged psychiatric nurses to use the State’s industrial relations machinery rather than the overtime ban they have begun bec(...)

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