A sign in Cork University Hospital. The INMO has warned of overcrowding at the hospital. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Overcrowding at Cork University Hospital is out of control and extremely dangerous, nurses have maintained. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisatio(...)

‘There needs to be some hope of genuine reward for frontline staff,’ says Tony Fitzpatrick, chairman of the National Joint Council of Health Sector Trade Unions. Photograph: iStock

Frontline medical staff are to be formally recognised for their efforts in battling Covid-19 later this autumn, health officials have said. It comes(...)

Unions said it ‘beggared belief’ that the HSE had come to the table empty handed after all the hard work carried out by staff. Photograph: Alan Betson

Healthcare staff are “deeply offended” at the lack of any proposal from the HSE to recognise their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, their trade u(...)

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in a pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Adrian Wyld/CP/Bloomberg

Last week, images circulated internationally of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a pharmacy in Ottawa, sleeve rolled up, vaccine syringe stuc(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, INMO General Secretary. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has said it has emphasised to trade unions that there is an intention to “recognise” the role of healthcare staff during (...)

Official figures provided by the HSE to Opposition politicians and to trade unions show that 33,082 initial doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and 18,308 second doses were attributed to a category identified as ‘null’. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty

More than 33,000 healthcare staff received doses of the Covid-19 vaccine without their specific category of employment being recorded. Official figur(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said there were some nurses working in intensive care units and emergency departments today who had not yet received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Healthcare workers were abandoned by the State after schools were closed and left to provide childcare for themselves with no support, representative (...)

Covid crisis: The Department of Health in mid-January suspended for a fortnight clinical placements of nursing students in the first three years of their course. File photograph: EPA

Student nurses are returning to work in hospitals as healthcare assistants employed through agencies, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO(...)

A Fianna Fáil TD  said he was shocked to witness the ‘intolerable’ abuse and aggression faced by staff in St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abusive and aggressive behaviour towards nursing staff in hospitals has become an “expected” part of the job, the country’s largest organisation for n(...)

Up to June this year the HSE recorded 279 assaults, with almost 90 per cent  against nurses. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A TD who spent a night in St James’s Hospital emergency department has expressed his shock at the “intolerable” abuse and aggression faced by staff at(...)

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