Talks to avert nurse stoppages continue until this morning's deadline

Both sides in the nurses dispute have until this morning to decide if an agreement can be reached to avert strike action.

Talks between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the HSE are continuing at the Workplace Relations Commission.

The dispute centres on overcrowding in emergency departments.

The INMO has said nurses will take part in a two-hour work stoppage on Thursday at seven hospitals around the country.

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