The worst-hit for overcrowding are University Hospital Limerick, which has 70 patients waiting for a bed; followed by Cork University Hospital, 68; and South Tipperary General Hospital, 45. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 541 admitted hospital patients were waiting for beds on Wednesday, according to nurses. Latest figures by the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organi(...)

INMO: nearly 9,500 hospital patients who were deemed to require admission had to wait on trolleys or chairs for a bed

Hospitals experienced their worst July for overcrowding in emergency departments this year, nurses have said. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisa(...)

The Labour Court on Tuesday decided not to intervene formally in the dispute. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is prepared to look at reviews of the roles of nurses or other flexibilities but has insisted it cannot offer additional money outside (...)

Nurse’s strike outside Connolly Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Nearly 40,000 nurses are on strike today but the Government is arguing that conceding to their pay demands would end up “completely undermining” its b(...)

 INMO director of industrial relations, Tony Fitzpatrick said: “The recruitment and retention crisis is deepening, with hundreds of nursing vacancies in hospitals across Ireland.”   Photograph: Frank Miller

Nurses are to stage a series of rolling lunchtime protests outside hospitals in various parts of the country next week to protest at staffing levels a(...)

 Martina Harkin-Kelly, INMO president, said: ‘The target for me is pay.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Delegates at the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) conference in Cork have voted unanimously to strike if pay is not increased. An emerg(...)

About 1,000 EU nurses were registered every month by the NHS before the Brexit vote but the numbers had since “collapsed”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The exodus of Irish nurses and medical staff to work in the UK could “considerably deepen” after Brexit, following a “collapse” in the number of other(...)

A postman allegedly stole money from two letters in a Dublin sorting office, a court has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A postman allegedly stole money from two letters in a Dublin sorting office, a court has heard. Tony Fitzpatrick (51), of Glenbourne Green, Leopardst(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: More money would also have to be made available for home care packages. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has called for the removal of the budget cap on the Fair Deal nursing home scheme as a way of tackling the overcrowdi(...)

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital,  Drogheda: the overcrowding was so bad at least one patient decided to go home without having necessary medical tests done. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It is wall-to-wall trolleys,” said Des Perkins outside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth on Tuesday.He was there with his niece Megh(...)

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