Paul Maguire pictured centre and Janet Traynor from RTE's Investigation Unit attending the Aras Attracta assault trial at the District Court in Castlebar.Pic Conor McKeown

The trial of five care workers accused of assaulting a number of residents at the Aras Attracta care facility in Swinford, Co Mayo, began at Castleba(...)

Still image from footage filmed by  the RTÉ Investigations Unit at Bungalow Three, Áras Attracta, Swinford, Co Mayo. File photograph: RTÉ

A care worker in Co Mayo has sued RTÉ for alleged defamation. It is understood the High Court action arises out of the broadcast of a TV programme i(...)

190 hours of video footage was filmed covertly in November, 2014 in Bungalow 3 of the Áras Attracta complex in Swinford, Co Mayo

One of six HSE employees who featured in undercover video footage shot for RTÉ’s Primetime is to plead guilty to three charges of assault on elderly r(...)

A judge is to decide next month if covertly captured video footage from the Áras Attracta care facility will be admissible when a number of staff go on trial charged with alleged assaults on residents.

A judge will decide next month if covertly captured video footage from the Áras Attracta care facility will be admissible when six staff members go on(...)

Six people appeared in court on Friday for allegedly assaulting patients who are intellectually disabled at the HSE-run Áras Attracta centre in Swinford, Co Mayo

Six people appeared in court on Friday for allegedly assaulting patients who are intellectually disabled at the HSE-run Áras Attracta centre in Swinfo(...)

Three days of searches for Jason McNulty (25) ended on Saturday.

The family of a missing student have thanked gardaí and teams of volunteer helpers for their search efforts. Three days of searches for Jason McNult(...)

Minister for Social Care Kathleen Lynch said no definitive decision had been made but did not rule out cameras in care homes in some cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has not ruled out the possibility of introducing cameras and other forms of monitoring in certain care homes but are concerned about a (...)

Senator Mary Moran: “On a personal level, because I have a son who often uses respite services in a residential unit, I felt it very deeply, as did many of the parents who contacted me.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

Labour Senator Mary Moran said she was disappointed not to get a seconder in the Seanad for an emergency debate on the mistreatment of residents in t(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says there are “fundamental issues that go to the heart of what happened at Áras Attracta that need independent investigation, separate from the HSE and Hiqa”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is not ruling out an independent inquiry into the mistreatment of residents at the Áras Attracta disability centre (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: ‘What we witnessed was nothing less than the vile physical, mental and emotional abuse of the most vulnerable of our citizens’. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he does not rule out an independent inquiry into the mistreatment of residents at the disability centre in Swinford, Co (...)