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The Kerry branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association has called for a pay increase for intern nurses to be implemented.

An agreement established before Christmas between the nursing unions and the Department of Health is seeking to increase the hourly pay-rate of intern nurses from €6.45 to €9.45 per hour, in line with minimum wage standards.

Mary E Fitzgibbon

Nursing lecturer at IT Tralee and Independent Kerry candidate in the upcoming general election Mary Fitzgibbon, is calling for the proper remuneration of student nurses: