Colourful history of country's first nurses' union documented in new book

Marriage proposals from men seeking good wives; butter, milk and potatoes as part payment of wages - such are the anecdotes that populate the pages of a new social history documenting the colourful history of the country's first nurses' trade union.

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Over 350 nurses and midwives to attend INMO Annual Delegate Conference

Over 350 nurses and midwives are meeting for the INMO’s Annual Delegate Conference today in Trim, Co Meath.

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Understaffing affecting post-natal care for mothers

Evelyn Ring Post-natal care for mothers in the country’s maternity hospitals is not up to standard because of staff shortages, a maternity care expert has said .

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Health Minister announces €500,000 policy for Sexual Assault Treatment Units

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has welcomed a new funding, staffing and policy package for Ireland's nurse-led Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs).

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Nurses 'deeply disappointed' at Limerick hospital bed closure

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said it is "deeply disappointed" following a meeting with University Hospital Limerick (UHL) management where it was confirmed the 17-bed-ward would close tomorrow.

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Warning ahead of Labour Court recommendation

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is poised to take further strike action if they are unhappy with the Labour Court’s imminent recommendation on a draft contract for nurses and midwives.

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INMO: Government has power to prevent further strike action

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said that it has heard nothing so far from the HSE that would lead it to averting its upcoming strike.

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Over 10,000 patients - including 190 children - were on hospital trolleys in January

10,350 patients were forced to wait on hospital trolleys in January - including 190 children.

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INMO to meet HSE in talks to avert planned strike action

Representatives from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are to meet with the HSE this afternoon.

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INMO to discuss plans for series of 24-hour strikes

95% of nurses and midwives voted for industrial action last month in a row over staff shortages and pay.

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Nurses and midwives vote in favour of strike action

Members of the INMO have voted in favour of strike action by 95% over staff recruitment and retention.

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Work permits backlog prevents 35 Mater nurses from working over Christmas

Up to 35 nurses in the Mater University Hospital in Dublin have been told they cannot work over the coming weeks due to a backlog in processing work permits.

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Nurses and midwives begin vote on strike action

A ballot over strike action is underway of nurses and midwives in a dispute about understaffing and safety in the health service.

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INMO: Pay is 'number one issue' affecting recruitment of nurses and midwives

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation say pay remains the "number one issue" ahead of their union conference later this month.

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HSE: 144 vacant nursing posts in emergency departments will be filled

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says it has received confirmation from the HSE that all vacant nursing posts in emergency departments will be filled.

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Nurses to strike in seven hospitals

Todays national meeting of INMO Emergency Department Representatives, directed the Organisation to continue planning for the first day of strike action.

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INMO open to discussing solutions to overcrowding and working conditions

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says it is open to discussing solutions to problems with overcrowding and working conditions.

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Nurses' union calls on public to join Dáil protest today

Members of the public are being asked to join a lunchtime protest outside the Dáil later, calling for proper staffing for intellectual disability services.

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Annual INMO conference to begin in Kilkenny

Nurses and midwives are gathering in Kilkenny for their annual conference today as fresh details emerge about staffing levels at one Irish maternity unit.

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INMO conference to call for review of staffing levels

The annual conference of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) will hear calls today for a review of Ireland's currenty midwifery practice.

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