INMO say  there was ‘a very large gap between the INMO and the employers on the new contract’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Plans for the introduction of a new contract for nurses have been referred to the Labour Court after unions described proposals tabled by the Governme(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: “These proposals make important strides for safe staffing, pay parity, and achieving respect for our professions.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Public service trade unions seem likely to hold off for a number of weeks on deciding whether to seek additional pay increases for their members on fo(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha at the Labour Court. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) will meet on Wednesday to establish a time frame for a ballot of members on a Labo(...)

Nurses and members of the INMO on the picket line at James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

A strike by 40,000 nurses over three consecutive days this week has been suspended. The move by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) fol(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation   insists the Government has to address nurses’ salaries to resolve the dispute. Photograph: Getty Images

There is no guarantee that giving a pay rise of 8 per cent, or even up to 12 per cent, to nurses would solve the problem of recruitment and retention (...)

INMO Strike: Nurses take to the picket line outside St James’ Hospital in Dublin Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The second day of industrial strikes by Irish nurses and midwives has had a “dramatic impact” on services and also led to considerable criticism of th(...)

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(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha with Catherine Sheridan, (left), Eilish Fitzgerald and Dr Edward Mathews, INMO industrial relations director prior to the INMO meeting on Saturday Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has announced a major escalation in its dispute with the Government over pay. The INMO will hold two extra(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the Government wanted to find a resolution and suggested that ultimately unions and management may find themselves once again back at the Labour Court Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

After the first of potentially six 24-hour strikes by nurses and midwives, there is no indication of any further imminent intervention aimed at resolv(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting  outside Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke

The levels of nursing which will be provided across the health service during a major strike next Wednesday will pose real challenges, the HSE has sai(...)

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