Nurses will be discussing their concerns over the rising cost of living at today's INMO conference.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will also talk about the cost of commuting, with some Dublin hospitals charging nurses for parking.
The Health Minister will be attending the event in Co Sligo today and will be told of the recruitment crisis facing the Irish healthcare system.
INMO Director of Professional Services, Tony Fitzpatrick says moral in Irish hospitals is at "an all time low".
He says staff are overworked, which is adding to the exodus of young graduates to places such as Australia.