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Healthcare workers make up over 50% of new COVID cases

While the number of COVID-19 cases has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, over half of those cases confirmed recently have been healthcare workers. Of the...

Majority of nurses and midwives using annual leave to care for children

The majority of nurses and midwives with childcare needs are using up annual leave to care for their children, an INMO survey has revealed. Over...

INMO calls for inquiry into Covid-19 rates among healthcare workers

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is calling for independent inquiry into the high rates of Covid-19 cases among healthcare staff. As of May 26,...

INMO warns of “severe” shortage of nurses due to pandemic

A significant increase in the number of undergraduate nursing and midwifery places is needed at Irish colleges in order to avoid even greater staffing...

Heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic to be immortalised in new art competition

Young artists are being asked to immortalise the everyday heroes of the coronavirus pandemic by submitting their original portraits to a new competition launched...

Public Health Nursing services in Ballinasloe and Portumna face closure over staff shortages says INMO

Public health nursing services in Ballinasloe and Portumna are facing closure due to staff shortages the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. The INMO...

UHG is the second most overcrowded hospital once again

UHG has retained its frequent pole position as the second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today. There are currently 44 patients waiting on trolleys at...

UHG has been the second most overcrowded hospital 7 times in 10 days

University Hospital Galway has been the second most overcrowded in Ireland seven times in the last ten days of records. Today UHG is the second...

INMO says services must be curtailed at UHG due to lack of nurses

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said that services must be curtailed at UHG for safety reasons due to a lack of nurses. According...

Brexit could worsen shortage of nurses INMO warns

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is raising concerns that Brexit could make Ireland's chronic nursing shortage even worse. Irish nurses and midwives would be...

Student nurses in UHG told only a ‘tiny proportion’ of graduates would be employed

Student nurses in University Hospital Galway were told that only a "tiny proportion of the graduating class" would be given employment by the HSE,...

Staff at Saolta Hospitals assaulted 68 times so far this year

Staff at the Saolta Hospital Group, which includes UHG, Merlin Park, and Portiuncula hospitals, have been assaulted 68 times so far this year, more...

Nurses vote to accept proposals that ended nationwide strike

Nurses and midwives in the INMO have voted to accept proposals from the Labour Court that ended an industrial dispute earlier this year. A dispute...

Nurses suspend three day strike after Labour Court intervention

A three day strike planned by Ireland's nurses for this week has been suspended. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and Psychiatric Nurses Association decided...

No sight of a resolution as nurses strike for a third day

Nurses and Midwives took to the same pickets in Galway today for their third day of strikes with no end in sight. Public expressions of...

Galway Council of Trade Unions expresses solidarity with striking nurses

The Galway Council of Trade Unions has expressed its support for nurses striking this week. In a statement released today, Geri Slevin, Vice President of the...

Nurses take to the picket line in second day of industrial action

Galway's nurses and midwives have taken to the picket lines again this morning to protest unfair pay and working conditions. The Irish Nurses and Midwives...

Nurses and midwives escalate strike action

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is escalating its strike action with more strike dates announced. The Union said that it has made this decision...

Nurses and Midwives strike at UHG for better pay

Nurses and Midwives and protesting outside University Hospital Galway today as part of a nationwide strike against pay issues. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Oraganisation...

Nurses to strike tomorrow as final talks come to an end

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is set to begin a period of strikes on Wednesday after last ditch talks at the Labour Court. The...
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