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A Labour Court hearing into the ongoing nurses dispute is taking place today. Government officials and nursing unions are presenting their views on the pay and staffing dispute, before the court returns with a recommendation later this week. Strike action by 40,000 nurses was called off last month after the…

More than 3,000 nurses across the north west are now five hours into their third 24-hour strike day. They are picketing outside Sligo and Letterkenny University hospitals as well as other HSE facilities throughout the region. Among those on the picket line in Sligo is the president of the INMO,…

Nurses throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are on the picket line again this morning in what is their third national 24-hour strike day. They will be outside Sligo and Letterkenny University hospitals as well as other HSE facilities. Day three of the nurses strike got underway at 8am, and once…

A consultant in emergency medicine is advising people not to attend the Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital tomorrow unless they have a life threatening condition. Over 3000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation across the north west are to go on strike again tomorrow over pay and…

Industrial action by members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association could be escalated to include health facilities across the north west region next week. There are currently 120 members of the PNA working in hospitals and facilities in Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal. Over 6-thousand members of the association in certain…

The HSE is warning of potential disruption to services in hospitals in Sligo and Letterkenny once they get back up and running later. Industrial action by nurses ends at 8am, but the HSE says there could be a surge in patients presenting at emergency departments. INMO members will stage a…