Nurses at hospitals in Cork, Galway and Limerick are to hold lunchtime protests this week.
It's in response to problems of staff shortages and overcrowding at emergency departments facing many hospitals around the country.
It follows a meeting between the Irish Nurses and Midwives organisation and the HSE yesterday.
In the meeting, the health service revealed they had no emergency department plan for the coming winter while
Other issues surrounding filling positions for those on maternity leave were also highlighted.