Press Release

Minister welcomes acceptance by the INO of NIB proposals to end nurses dispute

The Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney said today (23rd May, 2007) “I welcome the vote by the members of the Irish Nurses Organisation to accept the package put forward by the National Implementation Body.”

” This outcome is very encouraging. Together we can deliver changes for patients that do not involve reduction in services or new cost for taxpayers.”

“The proposals involve robust processes to address the claims by nurses in a spirit of fairness to patients, to nurses, to other health service workers and to taxpayers.”

“I thank all those involved, on all sides, for their work in achieving this result today. The value of working within social partnership has been demonstrated again here.”