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# vox pop
Video: Junior doctors explain the reasons behind today's strike visited the Mater Hospital in Dublin to speak to some of those taking part in the IMO’s 24 No More protest.
# Doctors
Strike action by junior doctors begins today
More than 12,000 out-patient appointments and 3,000 elective surgeries have been cancelled today.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the striking doctors?
Pickets are being placed at hospitals around the country as the long-mooted strike by junior doctors begins. Do you agree with their course of action?
# Strike
Strike by junior doctors likely to go ahead as IMO want sanctions for hospitals
The IMO insists that Tuesday’s action is needed to force the HSE to agree to sanctions for hospitals who break rules on working hours.
# Junior Doctors
'I'm sorry I can't wave a magic wand': IMO urged to return to talks ahead of strike
Junior doctors are planning industrial action for next week in a dispute over long working hours.
# Health
'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget
The Health Minister probably meant ‘dum spiro, spero’…
# Healthcare
HSE proposals are "too little, too late" - IMO
The IMO says that it “does not trust” the HSE’s handling of the industrial dispute.
# Dispute
HSE 'disappointed over completely avoidable doctors' strike'
The IMO has refused an invitation to the Labour Relations Commission.
# doctors strike
Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors
The 24 hour action was postponed for a week, and then suspending indefinitely. But the IMO is now accusing the HSE of lacking “real engagement”.
# 24 no more
Strike still a possibility for hospital doctors
The IMO has said there is still a number of issues to be resolved following talks with the HSE.
# News Fix
Here’s what happened today: Tuesday
Everyone’s been talking about Michaella McCollum, the Anglo Tapes and crime stats.
# Junior Doctors
Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification
The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.
# Talks
IMO: 'The HSE is finally accepting that they have to move on this issue'
The IMO say they welcome the “belated engagement” of the HSE on the issue of junior doctors’ working hours.
# Junior Doctors
Doctors’ strike called off for a week as IMO considers deal
The 24 hour action planned for next Wednesday has been postponed — but not taken off the table entirely — following developments today.
Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks
Teams from both sides have been assessing rosters to see how shifts can be brought down below 24 hours.
# Junior Doctors
IMO warns “significant progress needed” to avert strike as officials examine doctor rosters
Teams from the junior doctors’ union and the HSE will visit hospitals today to examine rosters. The threat of strike action remains in place for next Wednesday.
# Junior Doctors
Talks to avert doctors' strike to resume on Friday after local 'roster check'
But plans for the 24 hour work stoppage by junior doctors next Wednesday remain in place following talks at the LRC today.
# doctors strike
INMO: Nurses won't carry out doctors' work during 24-hour strike
The nursing union is backing next week’s strike, and say it is “unacceptable” that the HSE has forced junior doctors to take industrial action.
# 24 no more
No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors
The NCHDs still plan to go on strike in two weeks time.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you support Ireland's junior doctors as they strike?
The NCHDs are demanding legal working hours and more sleep.
# Talks
IMO to meet with HSE on how to protect patients during strike
Junior doctors voted yesterday in favour of industrial action in protest against their long hours.
# docs on strike
It’s on: Junior doctors to go on strike on 25 September
The Irish Medical Organisation served formal notice of the industrial action this evening over the chaotic working hours of junior doctors.
# docs on strike
Hospital doctors vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
Junior doctors in the IMO voted by 97 per cent to just 3 per cent in favour of industrial action over their chaotic working hours.
# 24nomore
Will Ireland's junior doctors go on strike?
The result of a ballot on industrial action is due later today.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Ireland’s emigration figures and whether the UK is going to take military action in Syria.
# docs on strike
Strike by hospital doctors is now "inevitable"
The Irish Medical Organisation has warned that it is preparing to take industrial action before the end of September over chaotic working hours for doctors.
# Hospitals
"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike
Doctors and the HSE met today to talk about contingency plans if doctors do strike from next month – but the doctors aren’t happy.
Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV
The research in the Irish Medical Journal found many of the children’s illnesses were diagnosed at an advanced stage.
EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours
The IMO says it plans to outline “the HSE’s ongoing failure to comply with the European Working Time Directive” when it meets the Commission.
# Industrial Action
IMO to discuss crisis with health officials
IMO is still balloting junior doctors on industrial action today.
# Junior Doctors
Junior doctors expected to vote in favour of industrial action
They will be balloted today on whether to take action over the government’s lack of implementation of EU rules on working hours.
# Doctors
Competition Authority warns GPs against withdrawal from Primary Care Teams
The authority has told the Irish Medical Organisation that any refusal to join Government-run health teams would break European law.
# Cuts
Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute
GPs voted unanimously to pull out from Primary Care Teams over the latest cuts imposed by the Government.
# Public Pay
Two more unions sign up to Haddington Road public pay deal
The Irish Medical Organisation and the Civil and Public Service Union become the latest to accept the pay plan.
# Public Pay
IMO tells members to vote Yes on Haddington Road deal - reluctantly
The doctors’ union says the proposals on the table are “far from perfect” but that on balance, the deal is worth backing.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Now Getting Lucky in 8-bit
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Haddington Road Deal
Doctors' union delays decision on whether to back new pay deal
The Irish Medical Organisation wants clarification on the nature of proposed talks to encourage junior doctors against emigrating.
# long-term illness
Govt criticised over reports it will "drop" free GP card scheme
The scheme, which would have applied to people with long-term illness, was an election commitment from the government.
# pay agreement
Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No
SIPTU, the INMO, the IMO and Unite have all rejected the pay deal today.
# croke park 2
Unions against Croke Park deal will 'not be bound' by ICTU vote
Minister Brendan Howlin ha said that it is “dishonest” to say that there are no consequences arising from a ‘no’ vote.