INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghda said preparation for industrial action would continue. Photograph: Collins

The Department of Public Expenditure has insisted it will not be bringing forward proposals for additional pay for nurses next week as part of moves t(...)

“The health service does not have enough beds to support our population,” INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says. File photograph: Alan Betson

Last year was the worst ever on record for overcrowding in the country’s public hospitals, nurses have said. More than 108,200 patients deemed to req(...)

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(...)

The INMO, which has been counting the number of admitted patients without a bed since 2004. Photograph: iStock

Hospital overcrowding in November was the worst on record, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The union said 9,679 patients we(...)

The INMO, which has been counting the number of admitted patients without a bed since 2004, says 2017 was the worst year up to now. Photograph: iStock

The number of patients who have waited on trolleys or in wards for a hospital bed has exceeded 100,000 this year, for the first time since records beg(...)

The INMO said its executive council had recommended that members vote in favour of strike action. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Nurses are making unsustainable wage demands which would compromise public pay and budgetary policy, the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure h(...)

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. (...)

More than 9,000 patients had to wait on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards for admission to a hospital bed this month, making it the worst (...)

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(...)

Simon Community’s Niamh Randall said “it would have been nice to see more measures to address affordability and security of tenure for tenants”. File photograph: The Irish Times

A number of organisations from health to housing to environmental groups have reacted to Tuesday’s budget with some calling it “very disappointing” an(...)

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