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# imo - Last month November 2022

Almost half of people think allowing nightclubs to stay open until 6am is a bad idea
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Almost half of people think allowing nightclubs to stay open until 6am is a bad idea

Nov 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,893 Views 68 Comments
  • The Cabinet approved legislation last month that would allow nightclubs to stay open until 6am. If the legislation is passed by the Oireachtas, the changes are likely to be enacted next year.
  • More than half of people think later opening hours for pubs is a good idea.

# imo - This year 2022

Doctors' group warns longer pub opening hours are 'regressive and harmful'
# IMO
# IMO

Doctors' group warns longer pub opening hours are 'regressive and harmful'

Oct 26th 2022, 6:56 PM 20,442 Views 48 Comments

Proposed new laws would allow pubs open from 10.30am to 12.30am, seven days a week, while nightclubs could open until 6am.

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says

Aug 8th 2022, 10:13 AM 17,807 Views 28 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors regularly move hospitals and must join a new payroll system each time.

Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions
# IMO
# IMO

Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions

Jun 13th 2022, 2:38 PM 9,772 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation said it will now seek “urgent negotiations” with the Department of Health and HSE on the matter.

IMO backs potential strike action by Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors
# IMO
# IMO

IMO backs potential strike action by Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors

May 28th 2022, 1:24 PM 8,573 Views 9 Comments

The IMO says the “burnout and stress” facing NCHDs will no longer be tolerated.

IMO commence ballot for industrial action for junior doctors over contracting issues
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

IMO commence ballot for industrial action for junior doctors over contracting issues

May 10th 2022, 5:06 PM 6,785 Views 9 Comments

Junior doctors are “demoralised, frustrated, angry and want change,” the IMO claims.

IMO's non-consultant hospital doctors to ballot for industrial action
# Doctors
# Doctors

IMO's non-consultant hospital doctors to ballot for industrial action

Apr 11th 2022, 9:23 PM 12,086 Views 8 Comments

A survey published today shows that 96% of NCHDs have been required to work over 48 hours a week.

# imo - Last year 2021

Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds

Nov 16th 2021, 12:19 PM 12,674 Views 18 Comments

409 admitted patients were waiting for beds in hospitals across the country this morning.

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president

Aug 11th 2021, 8:54 AM 21,751 Views 33 Comments

Rising cases of Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses pose difficulties for an “exhausted” health system.

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
# Public Health
# Public Health

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

Apr 15th 2021, 8:30 PM 12,030 Views 8 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
# Preliminary Inquiries
# Preliminary Inquiries

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 6:31 PM 41,048 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are currently assessing correspondence that has been received over the leaking of the contract.

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources
# Doctor Strike
# Doctor Strike

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources

Jan 14th 2021, 2:15 PM 13,180 Views 15 Comments

They were due to strike today.

Public health doctors defer three days of strike action planned for this month
# Escalating Situation
# Escalating Situation

Public health doctors defer three days of strike action planned for this month

Jan 4th 2021, 10:19 AM 12,171 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said the decision was taken in light of the “rapid and escalating incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland”.

# imo - All time

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,280 Views 13 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,400 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status
# Public Health
# Public Health

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

Nov 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 12,976 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 26,831 Views 170 Comments

The Fine Gael leader is facing growing pressure to explain his actions.

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?
# NAGP
# NAGP

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:50 PM 33,029 Views 5 Comments

The association had a colourful history before going into liquidation last year.

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken
# Not Best Practice
# Not Best Practice

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 1:44 PM 31,355 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was not best practice and was inappropriate to share a document of this kind in that way with the NAGP.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,575 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept
# Consultants
# Consultants

IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept

Oct 30th 2020, 7:37 AM 24,183 Views 41 Comments

The IMO has backed plans by public health specialists to ballot for industrial action in a row over consultant contracts.

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say

Oct 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 19,902 Views 38 Comments

The flu vaccine has been made available for free to children between the ages of 2 and 12.

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn

Oct 16th 2020, 5:46 PM 36,354 Views 51 Comments

If the current trajectory of the disease continues, there will be 1,800-2,200 cases a day, with 400 Covid-19 patients hospitalised.

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen

Aug 31st 2020, 12:38 PM 25,406 Views 35 Comments

Concerns have been raised by GPs about major difficulties in accessing hospital services.

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Jul 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,682 Views 1 Comment

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak
# Covid19
# Covid19

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

Mar 29th 2020, 5:17 PM 31,632 Views 22 Comments

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms
# Doctors
# Doctors

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms

Mar 18th 2020, 7:50 AM 16,998 Views 17 Comments

There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

Mar 13th 2020, 9:31 PM 18,288 Views 33 Comments

The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action

Dec 17th 2019, 9:04 PM 12,536 Views 31 Comments

The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action
# IMO
# IMO

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:12 AM 15,492 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes

Nov 10th 2019, 1:23 PM 15,085 Views 31 Comments

The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
# Medical Negligence
# Medical Negligence

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Nov 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 14,148 Views 5 Comments

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants
# IMO
# IMO

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants

Nov 7th 2019, 8:04 AM 14,183 Views 85 Comments

“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

Oct 17th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,715 Views 7 Comments

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'
# Extra Visits
# Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,323 Views 58 Comments

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:09 PM 10,606 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay

Nov 26th 2018, 10:38 AM 11,367 Views 26 Comments

Some consultants earn up to €55,000 a year less than some of their colleagues.

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
# Warning
# Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,855 Views 45 Comments

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
# Reform Needed
# Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,985 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal
# Breach Of Contracts
# Breach Of Contracts

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Updated Jun 15th 2018, 1:19 PM 23,002 Views 107 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

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