INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said its office had been contacted by many nurses seeking guidance as to what they should do to reassure women in relation to smear tests.

The Health Service Executive should have contacted nurses involved in cervical smear tests in advance of the latest controversy so they could reassure(...)

Speaking at the launch of paediatric trolley watch, INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said historic issues of recruitment and retention of nursing staff continue. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The incidence of children stranded on trolleys in Irish emergency departments has changed from a “very odd occasion” to a “constant” fixture of the he(...)

A report on nursing and midwifery staffing will be produced earlier than originally anticipated, the INMO said. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has urged its 40,000 members to back the new public service pay deal in a forthcoming ballot. The e(...)

The three unions said there were currently 400 hospital consultant posts vacant and there were still 3,200 fewer nurses and midwives in place than there were in 2008.  Photograph: iStock

Doctors, nurses and midwives are to seek special pay incentives as part of the forthcoming talks on a new public service agreement to tackle staff rec(...)

File image of INMO members protesting outside St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has deferred a decision on when to start its planned industrial action, to allow time for further ta(...)

‘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(...)

INMO’s Liam Doran said, if the ballot is carried, members may  match the level of services  to the number of staff available. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hospital beds face closure while some community services could be restricted – if nurses and midwives back industrial action in a forthcoming ballot. (...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation backed the call for a minimum of 10% of GDP to be spent on a publicly-funded health system. Photograph: PA

The subsidising of all private healthcare provision should be phased out and a single-tier health system created, an Oireachtas committee has heard. (...)