A commission of investigation  will investigate allegations of serious sexual abuse and the relationship between South Eastern Health Board (SEHB), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the home

The elderly woman who ran the “foster home” in the south east which is at the centre of allegations of child abuse has said the young people who staye(...)

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(...)

Impact national secretary Louise O’Donnell said the confirmation of funds represented a breakthrough for the staff

A dispute over unpaid premium payments for about 400 social care staff in the West of Ireland has been suspended. Since September 8th, members of the (...)

Children from the Indian community at the parade in  Doughiska Park in Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

From small villages to large cities, every community in Ireland is now as multicultural as it wants to be, according to leaders of an award-winning s(...)

Impact national secretary Louise O’Donnell said the issue over pay arrears dated back to 2004. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

About 800 social care workers are owed at least €10 million in pay arrears, the trade union Impact has said.Speaking at the union’s health and welfare(...)

Marian Ryan on her graduation day in October. Photograph: Peggy Ryan

“I was upset at first – from happiness. I was proud when I heard I was coming.”Such was the response of one participant in a pioneering university co(...)

The board of the Rehab group will meet today to discuss whether to make public the current remuneration of its group chief executive, Angela Kerins. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The board of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is expected to meet in the coming days to consider the plan by the HSE to dock the funding of St Vincent(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospitawas  listed among five institutions found to be in breach of rules. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The HSE said it will cut cash funding by a fifth from two of the country’s biggest hospitals from next week until they are compliant with publi(...)

Dr Margaret Kennedy: successfully took a High Court action against the HSE and the Brothers of Charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A whistleblower who successfully took a High Court action against the HSE and the Brothers of Charity has drawn attention to an “extremely important” (...)

Dr Margaret Kennedy: the settlement included a letter from the Brothers of Charity and the HSE which unequivocally acknowledges her “professionalism and high standards”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A settlement has been agreed between whistleblower Dr Margaret Kennedy, the Brothers of Charity, the HSE and HSE West, following a High Court actio(...)