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# midwives - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

# midwives - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses

The INMO pointed out that many of its members are lone parents or have partners who are also working on the frontline.

# midwives - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak

Hundreds of student nurses are set to begin their unpaid work placements this month.

# midwives - Friday 28 June, 2019

Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year

Of the 279 assaults, 249 were on nurses and midwives.

# midwives - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.

# midwives - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives Strike This post contains videos

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives

About 37,000 INMO members are engaging in strike action over pay and staffing levels.

Nurses, midwives and their supporters to march across Dublin today

The strike is set to enter its third week as supporters gather at the Garden of Remembrance this afternoon.

# midwives - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# midwives - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'We're just run off our feet': Nearly 40,000 nurses and midwives begin second day of strike action

Meanwhile, the HSE has said that 50,000 patients will be affected this week.

# midwives - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'

Midwives didn’t pick the job for the money, but they want their skills to get the same recognition as other healthcare professionals, Maeve Gaynor writes.

# midwives - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Donohoe thanks nurses for 'immense contribution' but says paying them more could lead to others seeking rises

Nurses are set to go on strike this month and next in a dispute over pay and conditions.

# midwives - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives going on strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives going on strike?

They often have to work in very difficult circumstances.

# midwives - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Now I can see that there will be nobody nursing me unless we start paying a salary for the job we do'

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have announced a 24-hour strike for 30 January.

# midwives - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January

Further strike days will follow in February if the dispute goes unresolved, the INMO says.

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates

“The last thing the health service needs is a strike,” Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday.

# midwives - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together' Doctors And Nurses This post contains videos

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'

Doctors, nurses, midwives and others will be working across the country today and throughout the week.

# midwives - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives in their vote for all-out strike action? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives in their vote for all-out strike action?

The INMO is set to announce dates for the 24-hour stoppages in the new year.

# midwives - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

95% of nurses and midwives vote in favour of all-out strike action

The INMO said today that 95% of of its members had voted in favour of strike action.

# midwives - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and midwives to vote on all-out strike action

If the ballot is passed, they will start with a 24-hour work stoppage and escalate their action the following week.

# midwives - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Agency nurses 'paid over €10,000 more a year than public staff'

The INMO said “the public sector simply isn’t offering the going rate for the job”.

# midwives - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

# midwives - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'There's a relentless focus on us in the media': Why it's so hard to retain midwives

At a recent conference, representatives from the maternity sector spoke about how negative media coverage affects morale.

# midwives - Friday 5 May, 2017

Simon Harris commits to giving graduating Irish student nurses full-time contracts

Staffing and retention are two key issues that nearly led to industrial action in the nursing sector earlier this year.

# midwives - 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”.

# midwives - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Irish nurses home for Christmas encouraged to attend HSE recruitment days

Industrial action is looming in the new year as nurses claim they are understaffed and overworked.

# midwives - 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.

# midwives - 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.

# midwives - Saturday 12 March, 2016

'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'

About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.

# midwives - Monday 7 December, 2015

Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes

A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.

# midwives - Friday 21 August, 2015

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital

The INMO says Cork University Hospital continues to operate at almost full capacity.

# midwives - Thursday 23 July, 2015

The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts

It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.

# midwives - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# midwives - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves

The Health Minister said he is monitoring the situation but can’t step in.

# midwives - Monday 29 December, 2014

INMO calls on nurses to boycott increased registration fee

The Nurses and Midwifery Board of Ireland denied it has been ‘threatening’ members.

# midwives - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

# midwives - Monday 3 November, 2014

'We're gravely concerned': Nurses at Naas Hospital to protest severe overcrowding

INMO has said its members are “extremely worried at what lies ahead for the winter months”.

# midwives - Monday 13 October, 2014

Pics: NHS workers stage first strike in 32 years

The strike follows a rejection by the government of an across-the-board pay rise for workers.

# midwives - Monday 29 September, 2014

Doctors to train like airline pilots in simulation centres

The centre will recreate real life clinical scenarios using simulation models.

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

# midwives - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law

Twelve months have now passed since a Dáil committee recommended new laws that would see buyers of sex punished.

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