The union says that of these a quarter of healthcare workers who contracted Covid-19 were nurses. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new National Children’s Hospital will not be able to open all its beds when completed due to shortages of nurses, an Oireachtas committee has been(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said more than 12 patients were cared for on chairs in University Hospital Limerick.

Eighty patients deemed to required admission are waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick on Wednesday, nurses have said. The Irish Nurses a(...)

The INMO said its executive was “urgently seeking talks to establish how many extra nursing and midwifery posts will be funded over the coming year - particularly in winter”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Nurses and midwives have warned the Government that their continued co-operation in the health service over the winter “should not be taken for grante(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A further 307 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been notified to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), it said on Tuesday evening. This b(...)

Anxiety, ‘brain fog’, dizziness and recurring fever reported in survey of staff by INMO

The vast majority of nurses who have contracted Covid-19 continue to suffer from a range of conditions including mental health difficulties, headaches(...)

Siptu said the decision of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform not to permit employers pay their staff as per their roster if they were put on Covid-19 related leave “resulted in significant financial disadvantage being incurred”. File photograph: Getty

Healthcare workers may have failed to declare symptoms of coronavirus out of fear of losing additional overtime or premium payments, an Oireachtas com(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO, said many nurses and midwives would be out of pocket or with little or no remaining annual leave as a result of childcare difficulties during the pandemic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Most nurses and midwives with childcare needs are using up annual leave to care for their children, a survey carried out by their trade union has foun(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nurses have demanded the establishment of a rapid, independent inquiry into the high levels of coronavirus infection among healthcare workers. The Ir(...)

 INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: “Not only are there now greater demands on nurses and midwives, but sources of new staff are likely drying up.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Nurse staffing levels in the health service are facing a “cliff edge” in the weeks and months ahead with a potential shortfall of more than 1,500 pers(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid pictured on Sunday. HSE has proposed that staff experiencing childcare difficulties could be offered a range of flexible and working arrangements. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Healthcare staff will have to pay € 90 per week for childcare to facilitate them going to work under a new Government scheme. Minister for Children K(...)

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