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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Nurses

All time
# overworked
'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster
“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.
# Work to Rule
'No overtime, no cross cover' from nurses and midwives after 7 March
The government’s proposals to deal with staffing problems were criticised as “too little too late”.
# critical conditions
As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike
Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.
# bring them home
HSE hires over a hundred people at recruitment event aimed at returning nurses
The three-day event was aimed at luring Irish nurses who were home for the Christmas period.
# Homeward Bound
Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive
The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.
# Money Money Money
The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried
Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.
# trouble ahead
Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'
Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.
# vacancies
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.
# Strike
"We've had enough": Nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
The industrial action – including one-day stoppages – will begin in February.
# factcheck
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it time for a new public sector pay agreement?
Current starting salaries for gardaí, nurses, and teachers are still lagging significantly behind their 2010 equivalents.
# public pay demands
How do wages of gardaí, nurses and teachers measure up to six years ago?
This year has already seen industrial unrest among doctors, nurses, teachers and gardaí.
# pay deals
Public sector unions are not happy about garda pay increases
The government, however, has insisted it will not move on the timetable set out in the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
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”.
# Public Pay
'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister
Minister Paschal Donohoe is holding the line that the Lansdowne Road Agreement is the only show in town.
# Public Sector Pay
Government says it 'can only spend each euro once' as nurses to ballot for industrial action
Members reported extreme anger from nurses and midwives in the front line which sparked an appetite for industrial action.
# trouble and strike
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.
# Poll
Eight out of ten people think lower paid gardaí, teachers and nurses should have their pay increased
It comes as up to 500 schools are set to close on Thursday unless progress is made on the issue of pay scales for teachers who qualified after 2011.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?
Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.
# job vacancy
Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied
Professor Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital has raised concerns about resources.
# Tired of battling
"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.
# proud
This woman had an excellent response to being called 'just a nurse'
“I have helped babies into the world, many of whom needed assistance to take their first breath, and yet I am just a nurse.”
# Nurses
Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year
The Minister for Health has announced the restoration of their increments.
# Nurses
The HSE spent nearly €200 million on agency staff in seven months
Tommy Broughan said the figures are “staggering”.
# Palliative Care
"They're not about dying and giving up": Here's how the Irish public misunderstands hospices
Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross has a hair salon, a therapy golden retriever Rían, and an oratory to host services such as christenings and weddings.
# Industrial Action
Tallaght's psychiatric nurses 'exhausted and frustrated' by staff shortages
The Psychiatric Nurses Association will meet tomorrow to discuss their next move after commencing industrial action on Wednesday.
# hello my name is
A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients
St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed up to her campaign.
# Industrial Action
Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts
2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.
# staffing crisis
Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it
INMO’s 97th Annual Delegate Conference kicks off tomorrow morning.
# Out the door
Foreign hospitals are looking to hire Irish nurses this weekend
And the INMO says many are going to go.
# Your Say
Poll: Should new gardaí, nurses, and teachers be better paid?
A key industrial relations figure has said that if the gardaí and others cannot attract new recruits then their pay-scales need to be revisited.
# Crisis Talks
Nurses to be hired "as matter of urgency" to reduce emergency department overcrowding
The decision was made at the Workplace relations Commission today.
# pay me my money down
Student nurses and midwives to get more cash from next month
They’ll now be able to earn 9.48 an hour.
# roles and responsibilities
"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.
# five year plan
'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.
# Emergency
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.
# Overcrowding
Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety
The INMO strike will see rolling two hour stoppages at emergency departments on 14 January.
# come home
A Dublin hospital is offering nurses up to €6,000 to come home
The Mater Private says it’s part of an ongoing recruitment drive.
Nurses strike called off as last-minute talks lead to new staffing proposals
INMO members will be balloted on a new set of proposals.
# Overcrowding
'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”.