HSE’s chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry “appointments are being ‘pushed out’ further”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Health Service Executive is expected to formally write to the Department of Health setting out its concerns over the delivery of services for pati(...)

Ambulance staff stage a work stoppage last month at the ambulance facility on Davitt Road, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Up to 500 ambulance service personnel are to go on strike for three more days in the weeks ahead as part of a dispute over trade union representation (...)

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 (...)

Hundreds of GPs are due to gather outside the gates of the Dáil on Molesworth Street.

GPs are set protest outside Leinster House on Wednesday over the Government’s lack of investment in general practice. The National Association of Ge(...)

Nurses take part in their second day of industrial action over pay and conditions at Naas General Hospital, in Co Kildare, on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In an address to be given to the Oireachtas Health Committee on Wednesday the new interim head of the HSE, Anne O’Connor, will warn that with each day(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation   insists the Government has to address nurses’ salaries to resolve the dispute. Photograph: Getty Images

There is no guarantee that giving a pay rise of 8 per cent, or even up to 12 per cent, to nurses would solve the problem of recruitment and retention (...)

Nurses on the picket line at St Vincent’s hospital, Merrion Road, Dublin, last Wednesday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

As nearly 40,000 nurses and midwives stage a second day on strike on Tuesday, the HSE has warned that emergency departments will come under “extreme p(...)

 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. 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(...)

Peter Hughes, general secretary of the PNA, said overtime is voluntary and therefore cannot be construed as industrial action. The issue can be resolved, and there should be no penalty on staff who take part in the ban, he said. Photograph: Getty Images

The three children’s hospitals in Dublin are to postpone planned in-patient and day case procedures as well as out-patient appointments scheduled for (...)

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