One of the facts that has received remarkably little attention as nurses gear up for strike action is that there are proportionately more nurses working in Ireland than in virtually any other country in the EU.
In Ireland, we have 11.6 nurses per 1,000 population compared with an EU average of 8.4. While data is never perfect, these are figures produced by the OECD – an independent body with no axe to grind.
Given this backdrop, the contention...
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