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(...)

 Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke is now the frontrunner to be named Celtic’s new boss after Roy Keane pulled out of the race to succeed Neil Lennon.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Steve Clarke has already shown he has the mental strength to boss Celtic — by bouncing back from the collapse of his dream move to Parkhead as a play(...)

The Health Service Executive  said Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda had been “exceptionally” busy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation yesterday called for a major disaster plan to be invoked at Our (...)