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From TheJournal.ie 50 nurses in each of the last two weeks have contracted Covid-19 - INMO Frontline

50 nurses in each of the last two weeks have contracted Covid-19 - INMO

Phil Ni Sheaghdha says PPE has improved but greater supports are needed.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses at Portlaoise hospital raise concerns after Covid outbreak leads to closure of ward Coronavirus

Nurses at Portlaoise hospital raise concerns after Covid outbreak leads to closure of ward

The medical ward at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise is no longer accepting new patients.

From TheJournal.ie INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19 HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out' Dáil Covid Committee

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

From TheJournal.ie 'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told FRONTLINE WORKERS

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support Childcare

Childcare providers warn of reduced capacity and need for longterm financial support

Operators said additional staff will be needed to manage the extra Covid-19 health and safety requirements.

From TheJournal.ie 88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work Coronavirus

88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work

The INMO wants Covid-19 to be classed as a personal injury under health and safety legislation.

From TheJournal.ie All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis HSE

All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis

In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.

From TheJournal.ie 'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses Covid19

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts Covid-19

Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts

The National Public Health Emergency team will discuss the plan tomorrow, says the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis

From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff Cavan

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff

It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.

From TheJournal.ie INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff Coronavirus

INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff

The union said that it hadn’t yet been consulted on the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie 'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19 HOME LIFE

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

From TheJournal.ie INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak Coronavirus

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Times are strange and we're being thrown right in': Student nurses joining the frontlines in Covid-19 crisis Unpaid Placement

'Times are strange and we're being thrown right in': Student nurses joining the frontlines in Covid-19 crisis

Student nurses often do their work placements without pay.

From TheJournal.ie Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping Covid-19

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

From TheJournal.ie Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers Coronavirus

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie HSE 'lifts recruitment freeze on nurses' amid concerns of Covid-19 threat to health service Coronavirus

HSE 'lifts recruitment freeze on nurses' amid concerns of Covid-19 threat to health service

A representative of nurses in Ireland said that not cancelling St Patrick’s Day “puts too much strain on our public health service”.

From TheJournal.ie Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg' Health Service

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'

The majority of healthcare staff attacked were nurses.

From TheJournal.ie More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve Waiting

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve

The number is down from the more than 400 who were waiting for a bed yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims Compensation

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year Hospital Attacks

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute Nurses Strike

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

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

From TheJournal.ie 'No longer anything to fear': INMO calls on members to accept proposals to resolve pay strike Labour Court

'No longer anything to fear': INMO calls on members to accept proposals to resolve pay strike

It follows a Labour Court recommendation in the INMO’s favour.

From TheJournal.ie These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays feel more 'like home' Mater Hospital

These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays feel more 'like home'

The nurses are raising money for items such as exercise bikes and other forms of holistic care.

From TheJournal.ie Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal Nurses Strike

Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal

The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments Suspended Strikes

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Strike days by nurses have been suspended after Labour Court intervention INMO

Strike days by nurses have been suspended after Labour Court intervention

This evening’s Labour Court recommendation includes a number of proposals.

From TheJournal.ie The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike Strike

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike

A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home Strike

Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home

The anti-government protesters left the scene peacefully after gardaí arrived.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses, midwives and their supporters to march across Dublin today Strike

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.

From TheJournal.ie Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court Industrial Action

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses on strike: 'You can't go home after your shift and feel you've done a good job' Outside The Coombe

Nurses on strike: 'You can't go home after your shift and feel you've done a good job'

We spoke to nurses on the picket line at the Coombe maternity hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all' Industrial Unrest

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again Strike

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again

Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses are set to strike for a third day tomorrow - These are the services that will be affected Day Three

Nurses are set to strike for a third day tomorrow - These are the services that will be affected

This comes after nearly 40,000 INMO nurses and midwives took part in industrial action on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach admits it was 'discourteous' to offer engagement with nurses' unions by press release Strike

Taoiseach admits it was 'discourteous' to offer engagement with nurses' unions by press release

Micheál Martin said the Taoiseach cannot solve industrial relations disputes ‘with such cynical PR manoeuvres’.

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