The Government says between 18,000 and 20,000 nurses could benefit from its proposals. Photograph: Frank Miller

The leadership of the country’s largest nursing union is expected to consider on Monday whether to ballot its members for strike action over pay. The(...)

It is understood that the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will be invited to attend direct talks with the HSE, possibly on November 8th.

Nurses are to be invited to new talks with health service management next week in an attempt to head off potential industrial action in hospitals over(...)

The HSE has said it did not recognise the PNA or its Nasra branch as a negotiating body for ambulance personnel. File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Recognising the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) as a representative body for ambulance personnel would undermine agreements in place with the tra(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha.

Nurses are understood to have declined to attend a meeting of the group which oversees compliance with terms of the public service agreement which was(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signalled the Government’s €200 million deal on new-entrant pay is as far as it is prepared to go. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is now facing the prospect of potential industrial action by both teachers and nurses in the months ahead. The vote on Tuesday by prim(...)

The  Psychiatric Nurses Association  said that from 7am on November 7th, the union’s members would not make themselves available for additional shifts outside of their rostered hours. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Staff in the National Ambulance Service who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) are to put in place an overtime ban from early Nov(...)

Independent Senator Joan Freeman, who chaired the Oireachtas joint committee, which was set up  to produce a cross-party report on a long-term plan for mental healthcare. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A top-up pay allowance for psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists should be considered by Government, to address a staffing crisis in mental health serv(...)

A file image of  INMO members protesting outside  St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in hospitals and in mental health services in the weeks ahead has increased significantly after nurses overwhelmingl(...)

Some nurses could benefit from both of these Government pay proposals. But others would see no improvement in their pay at all from the initiatives. File photograph: Frank Miller

Nurses are expected to reject Government pay proposals in a ballot to be counted on Tuesday. If the new pay proposals are turned down by members of t(...)

The National Ambulance Service staff engaging in the industrial action are members of the National Ambulance Service Representative Association. Photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE has said that industrial action by some ambulance personnel was putting “the National Ambulance Service in a potentially precarious position”.(...)

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