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Finance minister says INMO’s recruitment gripes unfounded

Writing in today’s newspaper, he says that nurses starting out in their careers are paid significantly more than the average starting salary for graduates across the labour market as a whole.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
6th January, 2019
Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform Picture: Fergal Phillips

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has dismissed claims that the health service is struggling to recruit nurses, saying the overall number of nurses has increased by around 11 per cent from 2014 to 2018.

Writing in today’s newspaper, he says that nurses starting out in their careers are paid significantly more than the average starting salary for graduates across the labour market as a whole.

He says that a first-year nurse starting in 2019 will have...

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