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INMO Executive Council recommends members vote to accept proposals

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The INMO’s elected Executive Council has recommended that members vote to accept new proposals for safe staffing and pay changes, subject to the successful negotiation of a new contract.

The proposals involve the negotiation of a new contract and clarifications to be made, which will take place over the coming three weeks.

To ensure that members have the full proposals before voting, the Executive have decided to ballot members between March 11 and 25.

The union will also organise regional and workplace-based information sessions over the coming weeks.

“These proposals make important strides for safe staffing, pay parity, and achieving respect for our professions,” INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said. “They are not the end-point, however, and show the way for all grades in nursing and midwifery to get to fair pay levels.

“The Executive and INMO management are recommending that members vote to accept the proposals, subject to the new contract, which will be negotiated over the coming weeks.”
She added that there have been many untrue rumours and much inaccurate speculation online about this deal.
“We took the time to present the deal to hundreds of members today and were glad to note a positive reception.
“We would encourage all INMO members to inform themselves of the facts from our website and attend information sessions over the coming weeks.”

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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