“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(...)

Nurses and midwives look set to stage a series of 24-hour work stoppages in hospitals across the country. Photograph: Frank Miller

The health service is facing further industrial unrest in the weeks ahead as more than 7,000 support staff in hospitals including healthcare assistant(...)

The INMO has said it is looking at potentially a number of 24-hour stoppages

As things stand at present the Government is heading towards confrontation with more than 40,000 nurses early in the New Year. The leadership of the(...)

Hospitals face thye prospect of a number of 24-hour stoppages across the country. Photograph: Getty

The health service is facing strike action by nurses over pay in the New Year. Psychiatric nurses voted by 95 per cent in favour of industrial actio(...)

Members of the PNA protest at  HSE headquarters in  Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin last month.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A planned strike next week by some ambulance personnel has been deferred after the HSE threatened to seek a court injunction to prevent it going ahead(...)

PNA general secretary Peter Hughes said the strike was a serious escalation in a dispute which was entirely of the HSE’s making and which the union had repeatedly asked the HSE to resolve.  Photograph:iStock

Ambulance crew members are threatening to go on strike later this month in a dispute over union membership. The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) (...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Nurses have accused the Government of exaggerating the cost of meeting their claim for an across-the-board pay rise of up to 12 per cent. The Irish N(...)

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(...)

INMO argues its members are paid about €7,000 a year less than staff in therapy grades but work more hours. Photograph: Frank Miller

The State’s largest nursing union will commence a ballot of members for strike action on Monday following the rejection of Government pay proposals. (...)

Nursing unions are seeking pay parity with groups such as physiotherapists and speech and language thereapists.

Psychiatric nurses are to consider strike action in the mental health services after health service management rejected their union’s proposal for a s(...)

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