HSE centre for intellectually disabled was subject of highly critical inspectors’ report

A Hiqa inspection of Áras Attracta in Swinford, Co Mayo found  ‘mealtimes were not a pleasant experience or a social occasion’ for the 97 residents. Photograph: Getty Images/Science Faction

Some residents of Áras Attracta care home were underweight during Hiqa inspection

Lough Derg, Co Tipperary. Image: Google Street View Lough Derg, Co Tipperary. Image: Google Street View

69-year-old was returning to a boat moored at the marina in Dromineer

The compensation payments have been  made to turf-cutters who were required to cease cutting on 53 raised bogs as special areas of conservation under the EU habitats directive. Photograph:  Hany Marzouk

3,000 applications made under plan to halt cutting on certain bogs

Anne Ferris: “Where other sisters in our age group have shared experiences and a shared family history, we have just had a very long, long gap in our lives . . . We look very alike but so far that’s the only aspect of our lives that we share.”

What we know so far about the mother-and- baby homes

Minister for Children James Reilly: announced that the publication of the terms of reference for the commission of investigation into mother-and-baby homes has been postponed until autumn. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Complaint to UN panel against torture likely if remit limited, says survivor group

In briefing notes prepared by officials in the Department of Justice for Minister Frances Fitzgerald GSOC made it clear it needed additional resources. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Discussions continue with GSOC over request for additional resources

President designate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Prof Frank Murray called for Government to significantly increase minimum alcohol prices “as a matter of the highest priority”, something he said would have “immediate and substantial” benefits.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Health organisations make pre-budget submissions to Finance Commitee

Minister for Children James Reilly: “There certainly is a need for more to be done in this area.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

We must ‘learn from these tragedies’ so we don’t continue to make the same mistakes

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