Des Kavanagh,  general secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses’ Association. Photograph: Eric Luke

Psychiatric nurses in the west have warned of industrial action over staff shortages that they describe as jeopardising safety of staff and patients.(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association will today seek leave for judicial review in the High Court over changes to sick-pay conditions introduced  by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (PNA) will seek leave for judicial review in the High Court today over changes introduced to sick-pay conditions i(...)

In 2013, 73 children and adolescents were admitted to adult acute units “despite assurances from various governments and health service managers to end the scandal”, according to Des Kavanagh, general secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association. Photograph: Getty

Concerns are increasing among psychiatrists that mental health services are failing people who later take their own lives, a conference in Carl(...)

A section of the  crowd at today’s protest march organised by community groups and supported by health service unions over the planned closure of all acute inpatient psychiatric beds at St Bridgid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A crowd estimated at 2,500 took to the streets of Ballinasloe, Co Galway today to protest at a decision by the HSE not to open 22 acute mental heal(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch: A delegation from the locality has sought a meeting with the minister to convey serious public concern over the plans. Photograph: Eric Luke

Opposition to HSE plans to close a new €2.8 million acute psychiatric unit in east Galway is set to intensify with two demonstrations planned over the(...)

Documents seen by The Irish Times suggest few of the  477 posts professionals to bolster and modernise mental health services  will be filled by year-end

Planned new programmes to reduce suicide and self-harm will be the most likely and immediate casualties of the failure to fill new mental health posts(...)

 Minister Kathleen Lynch

Health authorities are exploring whether they can reconfigure mental health services to address concerns over a “crisis” in psychiatric care in the Ro(...)

Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) protesting against projected pay cuts earlier this year. PNA members have supported the Haddington Road proposals by 70 per cent to 30 per cent, and INMO members by 71 per cent to 29 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Nurses and rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the proposed Haddington Road agreement on public service pay.Members of the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)

While Batu voted to accept the Haddington Road agreement, Siptu, whose members voted against Croke Park II, will set out the result of its ballot on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The construction union Batu has become the latest to accept the proposed new Haddington Road agreement on public service pay.Members of the union, whi(...)

Kieran Mulvey: said Friday was the deadline for the end of the current
 Labour Relations Commission
 LRC process. Photograph: Eric Luke

The two associations representing rank-and-file gardaí, and sergeants and inspectors are to recommend to members that they sho(...)

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