It is alleged the nurse wrote a falsified reference letter purporting to be signed by a former director of nursing at the nursing home, without her knowledge or consent.

A nurse who is alleged to have forged a reference letter has claimed the nursing home that made the complaint against her only did so after she raised(...)

Student nurses Fiona Hanon, UCC/CUH; Sarah Collins, UCC/CUH; and Róisín O’Connell, WIT/UHW, at the Irish launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nurses are “consistently undervalued”, the president of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Martina Harkin-Kelly said nurses(...)

Officials from Minister for Health Simon Harris’ department are to meet medical colleges to discuss clinical protocols to deliver an abortion service. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is to meet medical colleges including the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians, and the In(...)

‘These are ordinary people in ordinary jobs who never went into their professions to be regulated in this way,’ INMO says. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The prospect of appearing at disciplinary hearings can render nurses “suicidal” due to the publicity involved, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Rep(...)

A HSE memo told nurses they  had the authority to move a patient within a hospital using “minimum force”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has been urged to apologise for a memo advising hospital staff how to remove “trespassing” patients who refuse to (...)