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30th Jan 2019

The hashtag #NursesStrike is so powerful it will literally move you to tears

Rebecca O'Keeffe

#NursesStrike is trending on Twitter.

Today, 35,000 nurses across the country will strike in the hopes of achieving better working conditions.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Association voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action last month.

They are striking between 8am today and 8am Friday for better pay and to tackle issues of recruitment and retention in their sector.

This is the union’s first official national strike in two decades.

The INMO’s 37,000 members took to the picket line this morning outside hospitals and health care facilities across Dublin, Galway, Cork, Kerry, and elsewhere.

And the response has been incredible, with the hashtag #NursesStrike currently trending on social media.

The tweets have been incredible, proving just how many people are standing behind the nurses and midwives of Ireland.

Here’s just a snippet of the moving and empowering tweets that have been circulating online: