Marathon talks at the Labour Court have failed to reach an agreement which would avoid tomorrow's nurses strike.
The INMO, the HSE and government officials spent 8 hours at the negotiations, which ended shortly before 1 O'Clock this morning.
The Labour Court heard lengthy presentations from both sides, and is to make contact with them again today.
Tomorrow's strike is set to go ahead, with 37,000 nurses staging 24-hour industrial action, in a row over pay and conditions.
Members' update: Just finished over 8 hours of exploratory talks. Labour Court will reflect on whether further intervention would be of assistance at this time, which they will indicate tomorrow.
Strike preparations continue.
— Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (@INMO_IRL) January 29, 2019
Speaking on her way out of the talks, General Secretary of the INMO, Phil Ní Sheaghdha, says the Labour Court will reflect on the dispute: