Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation announcing their planned strikes in Dublin earlier this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Department of Public Expenditure is not expected to attend talks due to take place next week between nurses and health service management in an at(...)

Senior Government figures remain adamant  they will not concede to the nurses’ demands, citing the upfront cost and the belief it would spell the end of the public sector pay agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

Nurses will lose pay rises, increments and gains for new recruits if they go on strike, Government and union sources confirmed on Thursday, as the psy(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stands for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly criticised nurses for planning to go on strike in the middle of the week rather than at a weekend. He said the pl(...)

  Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting over conditions of employment outside Leinster House two years ago. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The last thing the health service needs is a strike, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said as nursing union leaders meet to plan a series of work (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said acceding to the nurses’ pay demands would “take us back to the bad old days of unsustainable and unaffordable pay rises”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of a nurses’ union is to meet today to discuss a series of 24-hour strikes amid growing signs of hardening attitudes in Government towa(...)

INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan, said teachers  remain open to a constructive dialogue with Government on  financial inequalities facing newer entrants to the profession.

Primary school teachers have said they will enter into “constructive dialogue” with the Government on pay issues before triggering a ballot for indust(...)

“The health service does not have enough beds to support our population,” INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says. File photograph: Alan Betson

Last year was the worst ever on record for overcrowding in the country’s public hospitals, nurses have said. More than 108,200 patients deemed to req(...)

Nurses and midwives look set to stage a series of 24-hour work stoppages in hospitals across the country. Photograph: Frank Miller

The health service is facing further industrial unrest in the weeks ahead as more than 7,000 support staff in hospitals including healthcare assistant(...)

The INMO has said it is looking at potentially a number of 24-hour stoppages

As things stand at present the Government is heading towards confrontation with more than 40,000 nurses early in the New Year. The leadership of the(...)

Hospitals face thye prospect of a number of 24-hour stoppages across the country. Photograph: Getty

The health service is facing strike action by nurses over pay in the New Year. Psychiatric nurses voted by 95 per cent in favour of industrial actio(...)

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