Beaumont Hospital has confirmed that it is conducting an investigation into complaints about the treatment of a man in his 80s.

Campaign group says strong laws needed to make managers accountable

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan endorsed a more gradual approach to lending restrictions rather than suddenly restricting banks from lending more than 80 per cent of a home’s purchase price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Rents close to boom peak and Department of Finance fears mortgage rules will not help

Oberstown is the setting for a new child detention campus which will accommodate teenage offenders who until recently have been placed in St Patrick’s Institution, a wing of Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: The Irish Times

Hiqa report says one child spent 83 hours in isolation over four-day period

The group Mothers and Fathers Matter organised a photocall outside Leinster House yesterday as the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015 was presented to Cabinet. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Analysis: Children and Family Relationships Bill modernises areas such as custody and access

Increasing wealth is being concentrated in the hands of fewer people

Kathleen Lynch: Minister has conceded to colleagues that the Coaltion is taking heavy criticism over money pledged for mental health not being spent. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Target to end practice of admitting teenagers into adult psychiatic units ‘unlikely to be met’

Report by economic think-tank Tasc is likely to pose fresh questions over definition of “squeezed middle”. Photograph: Getty

Income share of top earners has doubled since 1980s, while bottom 90% has lost share of income

Economic inequality is often seen as inevitable, but it needn’t be so. Photograph: Getty

Reversing inequality does not mean hindering economic growth, says new research

Tasc research indicates State  now the most unequal country in the EU when it comes to how the economy distributes income. Photograph: Getty Images

Gap widening as over 33% of earnings in hand of top 10% of earners, report finds

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