Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association are likely to back a motion calling for a ballot for industrial action

Psychiatric nurses appear poised to back potential strike action in a row over pay. At their annual conference in Cavan on Thursday, members of the (...)

‘Regrettably, at times, an age-appropriate service is not available’

The continued practice of placing children and minors in adult psychiatric wards, due to shortages of appropriate child and adolescent beds, is unacce(...)

Psychiatric nurses at University Hospital Waterford are refusing to carry out non-nursing duties as part of  industrial action.

Psychiatric nurses in Waterford and Kilkenny are refusing to carry out non-nursing duties as part of a campaign of industrial action against overcrowd(...)

Psychiatiric nurses have voted for industrial action at University Hospital Waterford

Psychiatric nurses in Waterford have voted for strike action in a dispute over staff shortages and overcrowding. The Psychiatric Nurses Association (...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor said his union would not recommend any agreement that diluted the existing protections against outsourcing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A week into the talks on a new public-service agreement, some unions are beginning to get fed up that a process they perceived as being about securing(...)

Government put forward its proposals  at the fifth day of talks with trade unions  on a new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is seeking to review all premium payments currently made to public service staff who work on Saturdays. It has also indicated it want(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee said she intends to visit the Linn Dara psychiatric unit herself in the near future. File photograph: Alan Betson

A children’s mental health facility in Dublin is to close half of its beds due to a shortage of nursing staff. The Health Service Executive (HSE) co(...)

The three unions said there were currently 400 hospital consultant posts vacant and there were still 3,200 fewer nurses and midwives in place than there were in 2008.  Photograph: iStock

Doctors, nurses and midwives are to seek special pay incentives as part of the forthcoming talks on a new public service agreement to tackle staff rec(...)

Above, a file photo of a Psychiatric Nurses Association protest in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Psychiatric nurses are to seek increases of more than €5,000 per year in the forthcoming public-service pay talks with the Government. They say they w(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association says its members should be given subsidised accommodation and higher pay as part of an effort to tackle recruitment and retention difficulties in the health service. File photograph: Getty Images

Psychiatric nurses say they should be given tax breaks to allow them to purchase new cars for commuting as many of those working in the sector are una(...)

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