Independents4Change TD Clare Daly told the Dáil of the ‘crazy conditions’ members of the Defence Forces had to work under.

A member of the Defence Forces deployed on the Naval Service Mediterranean mission Operation Sophia was paid €125 for 40 hours’ overtime, the Dáil has(...)

’The vast majority of senior medical and surgical specialists in Ireland believe our failure to recruit consultants is making Irish hospitals more unsafe’

The Government is “anti-doctor” and “anti-consultant”, the head of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has contended. Dr Peadar Gilligan said the co(...)

Recruiting and retaining specialist doctors  is a major problem, a survey by the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has found. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

The standard of patient care in public hospitals is deteriorating sharply due to a shortage of suitably qualified consultant staff, doctors have warne(...)

Defence forces: While recruitment has stepped up, it cannot keep up with departures. Photograph: Alan Betson

So many officers trained in counterterrorism, cyberdefence and other key areas are leaving the military that the viability of the Defence Forces is no(...)

The Defence Forces cannot recruit new personnel quickly enough to replace those who are opting out. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I would have loved to have stayed in the Army but I just couldn’t afford to,” said one former soldier who opted out last year. “It was really all I (...)

The union says it has never asked for 12 per cent and disputes these figures as ‘spin’

The nurses’ strike is about pay and working conditions but it also reflects some of the key economic issues facing this country – such as the cost of (...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nurses have said that all elective admissions to hospitals as well as all out-patient appointments scheduled for January 30th will be cancelled by the(...)

Members of the INMO and the Psychiatric Nurses Association are scheduled to stage a series of strikes in the weeks ahead. Photograph: Frank Miller

Nurses have said pay is not the cause of the planned strikes to take place in the weeks ahead, but it is the solution. The Irish Nurses and Midwives (...)

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(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure has   insisted the health service is able to recruit and retain nurses and midwives

Nurses say they will only provide life-saving and emergency care on six days over the coming weeks as part of a series of strikes linked to their purs(...)

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