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30th Jan 2019

This café in Dublin is offering nurses free tea and coffee all day today

Rebecca O'Keeffe



As most of you will know, Irish nurses and midwives are striking today.

Despite freezing conditions, over 35,000 nurses and midwives began their 24 hour strike this morning.

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.

And many people are standing in support of their cause (ourselves included).

In fact, The Elbow Room Cafe in Dublin’s Stoneybatter has even offered free warm drinks to nurses striking today.

What an incredible gesture?

The Elbow Room is a yoga studio with a cafe attached, and it’s located on Aran Quay.

One of the employees shared the generous news on her Instagram story this morning:

“Free tea and coffee to any nurses and midwives who come into my work today.”


Nurses are calling on the government and the health service to “take action and raise nurses’ and midwives’ pay to ensure safe staffing.”

We stand with them.