Over 2,000 student nurses and midwives to have placements suspended

Over 2,000 student nurses and midwives are to have their clinical placements suspended for at least two weeks.

It's in order to free up qualified supervisory staff for frontline duties in hospitals.

Final year students will continue to work over the coming fortnight but first to third years will stop all training tomorrow.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says further clarity is needed on the decision.