Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting outside Leinster House in the past. File photograph: Eric Luke

The planned national strike by nearly 40,000 is set to go ahead on Wednesday after the Labour Court decided not to intervene formally in the dispute. (...)

The HSE’s chief clinical officer warned there would be “reduced levels of care” in emergency departments and hospitals on Wednesday. Dr Colm Henry  said even if the strike was called off it would not be a case of normal service resuming. Photograph: Getty Images

Unions said on Monday night that preparations were continuing for a major national strike by nurses as last-minute attempts continued in the Labour Co(...)

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

Up to 500 ambulance service personnel are to go on strike for two more days as part of a dispute over trade union representation rights and the deduct(...)

The planned strike by INMO members on Wednesday, January 30th, will be the first in a series of six scheduled work stoppages in the coming weeks as part of an on-going dispute over pay and staffing issues Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has not tabled any new initiatives to try to avert a 24-hour strike by nurses this Wednesday, with further work stoppages planned, unio(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting  outside Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke

The levels of nursing which will be provided across the health service during a major strike next Wednesday will pose real challenges, the HSE has sai(...)

Stoppage over pay and nurse recruitment and retention issues  looks set to take place after talks between nursing unions and public service management ended without agreement on Friday evening. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The HSE has said its ability to deliver safe sustainable services will be “compromised” if a national strike by almost 40,000 nurses goes ahead as sch(...)

 (L/R) Binu Anthinadu, Ajay Shaji, Aiby Thomas(centre), Reji Varghese, and Abhilash GK    at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, Co.Louth. Indian cultural organisation Kranthi are organising nationwide demonstrations in solidarity with INMO strikes.  Photograph: James Forde

The Irish health service has lost much of its appeal as a destination for foreign healthcare professionals due to the gulf in pay and living costs, a (...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO with Martina Harkin-Kelly, president of the INMO at talks in the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 15,000 people will have hospital out-patient appointments scheduled for next Wednesday cancelled as a result of the planned nurses’ strike, the (...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said her union was open to explore all avenues that would avert a planned strike next week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of patients face having medical appointments and elective procedures scheduled for next Wednesday cancelled as hospitals prepare to provide (...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said ‘we need real engagement by the Government’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Large hospitals in Dublin such as St James’ and Tallaght will be providing emergency services only next Wednesday if the planned nurses’ strike over p(...)

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