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Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says
Non-consultant hospital doctors regularly move hospitals and must join a new payroll system each time.
'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients
A report by
Lauren Boland
Junior doctors in Ireland worked 2.8 million recorded overtime hours last year, according to figures from the HSE.
Excessive overtime worked by junior doctors is causing burnout and unsafe working conditions, Lauren Boland reports.
Junior doctors are regularly working hours far beyond what should be acceptable in Irish hospitals, doctors say.
The HSE recorded 2.8 million hours of overtime for junior doctors last year.
IMO's non-consultant hospital doctors to ballot for industrial action
A survey published today shows that 96% of NCHDs have been required to work over 48 hours a week.
All time
Ireland won't be fined over 24-hour shifts for junior doctors
The European Court of Justice said there was not enough evidence put forward to show the Working Time Directive was not being implemented.
Ireland is overworking its junior doctors - and could face huge fines because of it
A legal opinion has been issued to say that Ireland is breaching the EU Working Time Directive.
Junior doctors won't bother staying in Ireland unless tax breaks are introduced
Students on the Graduate Entry Programme are required to pay full fees of up to €16,000 per year.
Junior doctors vote in favour of proposals to end 24-hour shifts
The IMO have warned however that NCHDs would “escalate the campaign” if the HSE failed to honour commitments.
HSE will sanction hospitals that don't comply with doctors' hours
Money will be withheld from hospitals, who can then draw down the money as they prove they are compliant with the European Working Time Directive.
IMO recommends junior doctors say 'yes' to LRC proposals
After negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission, the IMO said this evening that there had been proposals put forward by the HSE.
"Progress made" on doctors talks, but no deal yet
The IMO says that talks will continue in an attempt to avert strike action next week.
Taoiseach tells junior docs and HSE: Go back into the LRC and sort this out
Kenny was asked about the junior doctors’ strike by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the independent TD Stephen Donnelly at Leaders’ Questions today.
'I'm sorry I can't wave a magic wand': IMO urged to return to talks ahead of strike
Junior doctors are planning industrial action for next week in a dispute over long working hours.
Column: I'm no different to a human trafficker
I successfully lured a beautiful Eastern European blonde to Ireland to work. I, of course, had promised the world: happiness, love, professional dignity. She fell for it.
HSE proposals are "too little, too late" - IMO
The IMO says that it “does not trust” the HSE’s handling of the industrial dispute.
Hospital doctors say they do not want triple pay
The IMO has criticised the HSE for its claim earlier today that junior doctors were looking for extra pay in the latest twist to the ongoing dispute.
IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike
The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.
Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification
The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.
No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors
The NCHDs still plan to go on strike in two weeks time.
"We are supporting the cause, but not the means" - patients spokesperson
The Irish Patients Association says that it cannot support any strike action by any healthcare staff.
IMO to meet with HSE on how to protect patients during strike
Junior doctors voted yesterday in favour of industrial action in protest against their long hours.
It’s on: Junior doctors to go on strike on 25 September
The Irish Medical Organisation served formal notice of the industrial action this evening over the chaotic working hours of junior doctors.
Hospital doctors vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
Junior doctors in the IMO voted by 97 per cent to just 3 per cent in favour of industrial action over their chaotic working hours.
Will Ireland's junior doctors go on strike?
The result of a ballot on industrial action is due later today.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Ireland’s emigration figures and whether the UK is going to take military action in Syria.
Strike by hospital doctors is now "inevitable"
The Irish Medical Organisation has warned that it is preparing to take industrial action before the end of September over chaotic working hours for doctors.
EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours
The IMO says it plans to outline “the HSE’s ongoing failure to comply with the European Working Time Directive” when it meets the Commission.
Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly
The Minister for Health says Ireland can only follow EU rules on working hours for doctors if they’re paid less.
HSE spends €80,000 housing Asian doctors - but many cannot work
Almost half the junior doctors recruited in India and Pakistan earlier this year have not been able to join hospital teams.