The exit of nurses from the Irish healthcare system is a growing concern especially coupled with the ageing population of Ireland. The article explores the many reasons nurses are leaving the country: mainly the disrespect by management, unfair compensation and the shortage of staff leading to professionals being overworked and eventually experiencing burnout. For many professionals, it has become an issue of their own physical and mental well-being. There are a few recommendations discussed to solve the issue of nurses, which includes a strong push to change perspectives of management and a change of policy by the government. These include retraining healthcare management, an emphasis on hiring and retaining nurses by increasing incentives and making the workload easier to carry.