Lyndsey Pilkington with a photo of her  daughter Leyla who died when she was a year old.  She  was subsequently helped by an organisation called First Light/the Irish Sudden Death Association, Athy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

First Light ‘a unique club that nobody wants to be a member of’

A report by Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) has identified concerns that living conditions in the direct provision system not only exacerbate the trauma for these survivors of sexual violence but also leaves them vulnerable to additional sexual violence.

Third of asylum-seekers or refugees presenting to rape crisis centres in 2012 were minors at time of assault

HSE auditors say Positive Action’s resistance to meeting the HSE’s standard accountability resulted in “additional unnecessary expenditure of public funds”

‘Repeated behaviour by Positive Action Ltd to regularly frustrate and obstruct progress was, regrettably, a key feature in our rel(...)

In its response to the audit, Positive Action said it had made all documents available to the auditors and had attempted in good faith to respond to all request for information. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Five Hep C support group board members claim HSE audit not impartial

The auditors of Positive Action found that the front-loading of credit cards was “not an appropriate use of public money” and “weakened any possible control over the expenditure of such funds”. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Impression created was that ‘money was no object and extravagant expenditure was normal’

The Positive Action offices on  Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. The woman at the centre of the inquiry has been interviewed under caution but not arrested. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

€100,000 of support group’s funds were ‘spent by woman for own ends’

The offices of Positive Action in  Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

HSE restricted payment for international conferences, alcohol, band hire and gifts

06/10/2014 NEWS. Leo Varadkar Minister for Health speaking to reporters yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Investigation finds over €100,000 allegedly misused by hepatitis C support group

Inspectors in Donegal found not all high risk cases were consistently allocated a social worker and that those where were did not always receive an adequate service. Photograph: Getty Images

At-risk children not assigned social workers due to staffing shortages in Donegal

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