There are allegations that children and adults with intellectual disabilities, some of whom are mute, were seriously sexually assaulted at the home.

Why is a case involving a family which fostered children in the 1980s in the news now? The case has been in the public domain since last year, but ca(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch discussed the case with HSE director general Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is examining the establishment of a statutory commission of investigation into allegations of abuse at a foster home in the southeast. (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with TD John Lyons in a modular home at Balbutcher Lane, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Modular homes, similar to those that will accommodate homeless families in Dublin, could be used as permanent housing across the State. Minister for(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is  due to appear before the PAC tomorrow.

The latest revelations in the south east foster home abuse scandal raise more questions than answers, according to chairman of the Public Accounts Com(...)

It had been reported that Grace, who is now in her 40s, was the last person placed in the home. Photograph: Getty Images

At least one vulnerable adult remained in a foster home in the southeast until 2013, four years after the last HSE-funded resident had been removed. (...)

The HSE has admitted it did not apologise to the alleged victim of serious sexual abuse at a HSE-registered foster care home in the southeast.

The HSE has admitted it did not apologise to the alleged victim of serious sexual abuse at a HSE-registered foster care home in the southeast. The H(...)

The woman, who now lives independently with the support of specialised staff, was placed in the foster home in the 1980s. Photograph: Thinkstock

The alleged sexual abuse suffered by a child in a foster home will shorten her life, according to her family. The young woman, who has a profound i(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: announced in October the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme would be available to all children, between the ages of three and 5-and-a-half from September 2016. Photograph: Sara Freund

The Government’s plans to offer children a second year of free pre-school education should not go ahead before major problems with existing services (...)

Gandon House: Bars placed on the window ledges at the Department of Social Protection, Amiens street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The installation of “anti-homeless devices” at a Department of Social Protection office in Dublin was carried out by the landlord and not the departme(...)

Savita Halappanavar

A general election is in the offing and it looks likely, for the first time in my childbearing years, that the right of women and girls to make decis(...)