Nurses on the picket line at St Vincent’s hospital, Merrion Road, Dublin, last Wednesday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

As nearly 40,000 nurses and midwives stage a second day on strike on Tuesday, the HSE has warned that emergency departments will come under “extreme p(...)

HSE deputy director of acute hospitals Angela Fitzgerald: says the situation is “far from ideal”  but the HSE is working on a number of short-term initiatives, including a worldwide recruitment campaign for locum transplant surgeons. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Staff shortages affecting the Republic’s kidney transplantation programme could be overcome through an all-Ireland approach, it has been suggested.In(...)

 Beaumont Hospital: It advertised jobs twice but no suitably qualified candidates applied. Consultants say the entry level of €109,000 is a major disincentive. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Kidneys from Irish donors may have to be exported because of a lack of staff to transplant them to recipients here.Consultants at the national renal t(...)

Nurses at hospitals across the State are being balloted on industrial action amid concern about the impact of overcrowding on patient safety and staf(...)

Brian Conlon’s statement did not make any reference to what, if anything, he knew about top-up payments to others. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Brian Conlon’s position as chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) initially came under the spotlight because of the process that led to (...)

The HSE served an unprecedented two formal warnings on the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) earlier this year regarding the appointment process for its n(...)