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

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 (...)

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(...)

There are more than 580 patients requiring admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards for a bed on Tuesday

There are more than 580 patients requiring admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards for a bed on Tuesday, nurses(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said  there were 392 patients in need of admission  waiting in emergency departments and 149 in wards on Monday. File image: Bryan O’Brien

Extending free GP care to all children aged under six resulted in more, not fewer, of them being referred to hospital emergency departments, according(...)

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(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Nurses have accused the Government of exaggerating the cost of meeting their claim for an across-the-board pay rise of up to 12 per cent. The Irish N(...)

The INMO said its executive council had recommended that members vote in favour of strike action. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Nurses are making unsustainable wage demands which would compromise public pay and budgetary policy, the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure h(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has met widespread criticism since saying hospitals were effectively closed for seven of the 12 days of Christmas and new year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive is not expected to include proposals to ban leave for nurses and doctors over the festive season as part of a new plan fo(...)

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