The Irish Patients Association

  • The Irish Patients Association says "two Croke Parks worth of patients" will be disrupted by further nurses' strikes this week.

    37 thousand members of the INMO are due to walk off the job on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as a row over pay and working conditions continues.

    The union together with the PNA is meeting government officials and the HSE in the Labour Court at the moment for further talks aimed at avoiding the industrial action going ahead.

    Stephen McMahon from the Irish Patients Association says patients' lives will be put at risk if the strikes are not averted.