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(...)

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

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(...)

The INMO’s executive will meet on January 7th and 8th to decide on the dates of the proposed strikes. Photograph: Frank Miller

Nurses and midwives have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike in the new year over pay and recruitment and retention difficulties. Members of the Iri(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said if members backed the proposals, industrial action would involve a 24-hour stoppage in all hospitals. However any industrial action is unlikely to take place until mid December at the earliest.

Nurses are to ballot for a nationwide all-out strike as part of a campaign to secure pay increases to tackle recruitment and retention difficulties. (...)

A file image of  INMO members protesting outside  St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in hospitals and in mental health services in the weeks ahead has increased significantly after nurses overwhelmingl(...)

INMO President Martina Harkin-Kelly said if the Government did not make a serious pay offer by September 26th, the 300 delegates at its special conference in September would face a stark choice.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Nurses have given the Government a one-month deadline to produce a “serious pay offer”. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) hinted at p(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: “We’re more than halfway through 2018, and the HSE still hasn’t confirmed how many new nurses and midwives they plan to hire this year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s plans to increase capacity in hospitals across the country will be hampered unless it deals with problems affecting the recruitment a(...)

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(...)

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