Emily O Conor

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A healthcare worker removes and discards personal protective equipment (PPE) outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Another 22 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died, the highest daily total recorded so far, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) repo(...)

While staff in areas such as ICU would be familiar with high-grade personal protective equipment, staff in other areas have had to be trained up to use it.  Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most worrying aspects of the crisis is the very high number of healthcare staff who have contracted Covid-19. At present about 25 per cent(...)

 Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), INMO general secretary,  with Catherine Sheridan and Eilish Fitzgerald at the union’s  executive meeting on February 2nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Emergency department doctors have warned that patients could deteriorate and even die during the nurses’ strike unless arrangements are made to prompt(...)

Nurses are due to hold a national one-hour work stoppage this Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

The Labour Court has intervened in an attempt to avert a planned national strike by nurses scheduled to take place on Wednesday. The Irish Nurses and(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finnish prime minister Juha Sipila in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mauri Ratilainen/EPA

Health service staff reacted angrily to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s call for hospital consultants, nurses and other medics to forego extended leave over (...)

Emergency departments around the country are expecting a “surge” of attendances once hazardous snow and ice conditions subside. The post-storm jump i(...)