This Won’t Hurt A Bit


This morning.

Across Dublin.

Scenes from day two of the Nurses’ strikes, including Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) General Secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha (above) outside the site of the new National Children’s Hospital and Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald (pic 3) with Nurses from the INMO (trade union on the picket line outside St James Hospital in Dublin .

More as we get it.

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28 thoughts on “This Won’t Hurt A Bit

  1. postmanpat

    Imagine standing in the cold for what’s right and you turn around and see that thing looking for a photo opportunity?

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Great roar outside James’s this morning when the buses beeped. Solidarity is so heartwarming. G’wan the nurses.

  3. Icontact

    The IMNO should not be using patient’s as pawns. This is not looking as the sick or doing their job.

    1. Icontact

      The IMNO should not be using patient’s as pawns. This is not looking after the sick or doing their job.

        1. Icontact

          The IMNO should not be using patient’s as pawns. This is not looking after the sick or doing their job. I’m not a blueshirt, but a partner of a cancer patient who had their appointments cancelled. Trust me peoples live are being put in danger.

          1. Eoin

            With huge waiting lists, trolley numbers that are frequently over 500, the elderly on trolleys for more than a day, no dignity, nurses under constant stress, it’s the government that is using patients as pawns.

            Hopefully when the nurses win their dispute, this short term pain will be worth it for the long term gain to the betterment of our health system.


            (PS sorry for your partner, I hope they get an early appointment after the strike)

        2. topsy

          Are you trying to emphasise your point by posting twice.
          Nurses are no longer the doorstop for the health service. Hold your ground. The government can throw away 1billion on a building overrun and no consequences. A gov secretary tells the PAC to f— off. Blame the nurses. Trying to link nurses pay demands with Brexit and government overspend. Shameless stuff. Stick with it nurses.

        1. Icontact

          The reason essential cancer services are not being provided is due to the nurses/IMNO action, simple. They have made their case, but the more radical action they take, the bigger the treat of future illness and death on the patient’s there suppose to be protecting. There’s better methods of getting your message across instead of using Patients lives.

        1. Icontact

          I wish, I glad you do not have to care for a worried partner.
          I’m not political. (Ollie, Topsy, on the contrary to what you believe, I’m left leaning, I documented and supported many a water protest march) but when I see this black and white thinking without proper overview I despair at what the left has become.

  4. bisted

    …Phil Ni Sheaghdha is a great advocate…powerful antidote to all those union ‘leaders’ who were bought by Bertie…

    1. topsy

      Ye, her predecessor Liam Doran was a government lapdog – useless. Massive pay for keeping nurses in there place.

  5. Eoin

    “Less nurses = more hearses”
    “I’m having a MIDWIFE crisis”

    Legendary wit from the nurses.

    Mary Lou’s sign isn’t as witty, but fair play for supporting them.


    1. rotide

      Nah, that went out the window when I forgot the word I needed to comment to make it easy to search for.

  6. Gabby

    If Mary Lou brought my daily tablets to my bed in the public ward, I’d retch and check myself out of the hospital plenty fast.

  7. Lilly

    The catering staff must be on a go-slow in sympathy. What does it take to get a cup of tea around here.

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