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Role of healthcare staff in pandemic response to be recognised

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The Government is committed to recognising the dedication of healthcare workers during the pandemic, and is considering how best to do that, the Taoiseach has told the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

However, INMO President Karen McGowan responded by urging Micheál Martin and the Government to move swiftly from consideration to implementation, and warned of a potential mass exodus of student nurses after the pandemic.

Addressing the union's online annual conference, Micheál Martin praised the role of nurses and midwives during the pandemic which had brought severe illness, suffering and loss to so many people and their families.

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