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# inmo - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# inmo - Friday 7 April, 2017

Crisis averted? 1,200 nurses and midwives to be hired by end of year

Health Minister Simon Harris has said that the measures offer nurses and midwives “enhanced opportunities to advance their careers”.

# inmo - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Nurses have deferred industrial action planned for Tuesday

The INMO says it will ballot on WRC recommendations.

# inmo - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Nurses' union agrees to meet with Workplace Relations Commission - but work-to-rule is still on

Over 30,000 INMO members are set to work-to-rule next Tuesday, 7 March.

# inmo - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Poll: Do you support the nurses taking industrial action? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the nurses taking industrial action?

A number of days of industrial action are scheduled to take place next month.

# inmo - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# inmo - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves

‘Recruitment freezes, a lack of respect and better options elsewhere’.

# inmo - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

# inmo - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

# inmo - Thursday 15 December, 2016

"We've had enough": Nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

The industrial action – including one-day stoppages – will begin in February.

# inmo - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'Disillusioned and concerned': Midwives to start industrial action over staff shortages

They have voted in favour of action up to and including the complete withdrawal of labour.

# inmo - Saturday 26 November, 2016

FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service

The INMO General Secretary made a series of claims on Claire Byrne Live this week. Here’s our FactCheck roundup.

# inmo - Thursday 10 November, 2016

HSE boss apologises after leaked memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# inmo - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force" HSE

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# inmo - Friday 4 November, 2016

More unions line up to question Lansdowne Road as all-out industrial strife looms

Bodies representing thousands of workers are calling for talks following the offer made to gardaí.

# inmo - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# inmo - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

# inmo - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

"In Ireland, you're like a zombie by the end of the week": Irish nurse on why she's working in Australia

A registered nurse in their first year would earn €200 less per week in Ireland than a nurse in the same position in Australia.

# inmo - Monday 17 October, 2016

The 'pressure cooker' healthcare system and other reasons why nurses are travelling abroad

“There are better opportunities, there’s a greater respect for the nurse’s role, the work and pay conditions are better, and the lifestyle is freer.”

# inmo - Friday 7 October, 2016

'We aren't nurses anymore: we are slaves' - Irish nurses explain why they've had enough

A post from a student nurse has gone viral for how it portrays the many difficulties of working in the Irish health sector.

# inmo - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

# inmo - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade HSE

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade

However, in a statement to, the HSE disputed the INMO narrative, saying that the trolley count for yesterday showed an an overall reduction compared to the same date last year.

# inmo - Monday 8 August, 2016

Nurses 'seeking employment elsewhere' after they say St James's Hospital took their parking

Over 100 INMO members met last Thursday and condemned the actions of management.

# inmo - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# inmo - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it

INMO’s 97th Annual Delegate Conference kicks off tomorrow morning.

# inmo - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Patients left lying on trolleys while 40-bed unit remains vacant at nearby hospital

Yesterday there were 20 patients on trolleys at Tipperary General Hospital.

# inmo - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Foreign hospitals are looking to hire Irish nurses this weekend

And the INMO says many are going to go.

# inmo - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Nurses to be hired "as matter of urgency" to reduce emergency department overcrowding

The decision was made at the Workplace relations Commission today.

# inmo - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

# inmo - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Thursday's strike action by nurses has been called off

Nurses in emergency departments will now be balloted on revised proposals.

# inmo - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

# inmo - Thursday 7 January, 2016

'Even if I got a cheque for €100 million - I couldn't fix this overnight'

Leo Varadkar’s comments follow days of controversy regarding overcrowding at Irish hospitals, and come ahead of a nursing strike next week.

# inmo - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital 'inhumane', with elderly woman left on chair all night

The north Dublin hospital has asked people to avoid attending its emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

# inmo - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety

The INMO strike will see rolling two hour stoppages at emergency departments on 14 January.

# inmo - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

# inmo - Monday 14 December, 2015

Nurses strike called off as last-minute talks lead to new staffing proposals

INMO members will be balloted on a new set of proposals.

# inmo - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'It's absolute bedlam' - nurses' strike set to go ahead as 372 reported on hospital trolleys yesterday

The INMO believes there is “a tolerance of emergency department overcrowding”.

# inmo - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Overcrowding crisis: 'Extremely concerned' nurses say the Mater should go off-call

45 patients were waiting on trolleys in the A&E this morning, according to the nursing union the INMO.

# inmo - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'

The Taoiseach accused former health minister Micheál Martin of doubling health spend without achieving any results.

# inmo - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest

INMO members at St Vincent’s Hospital will hold a protest on Monday.