Carbon monoxide detectors are to be given to elderly and vulnerable people as part of a review of an existing government scheme, Minister of State at the Dept of Health, Kathleen Lynch has said. File photograph: Thinkstock

Life-saving carbon monoxide detectors are to be given to elderly and vulnerable people as part of a review of an existing Government scheme, Minister (...)

Kathleen Lynch has urged political parties to give their views on abortion before election, saying it would “allow the people to decide who gets elected and who does not’’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch has challenged political parties to include their views on abortion in manifestos at the next gener(...)

Mary Sutton from Atlantic Philanthropies and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of the Irish National Dementia Strategy at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has unveiled a €27.5 million national dementia strategy that will focus on shattering the stigma of the diesase and supporting co(...)

The who’s who of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Above, chairman of the committee Ciarán Lynch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Lynch - Chairman The former adult literacy organiser was first elected to the Dáil in 2007, when he took a seat from the Green Party’s D(...)

Aras Attracta abuse
  • Health
  • December 10, 2014, 23:30

RTÉ has done society a service by broadcasting harrowing scenes involving the physical and psychological abuse of persons with disabilities at a State(...)

Kathleen Lynch: said the State would have €635 million more to spend next year than in 2014

The Health Service Executive could start 2015 with a deficit of €85 million despite increased funding next year, Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy K(...)

The scene on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday November 1st as thousands flocked to the city to demonstrate against the water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Anti-water charges campaigner and Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger has defended the weekend’s protest in Tallaght as “exceptionally peaceful”. The Social(...)

Kathleen Lynch: there is a need for “an integrated approach across community, residential and other service areas”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch said she was concerned that waiting times on the nursing home fair deal scheme were running at about 15 w(...)

Prof John Crown: spoke of number of people he knew who had died through self-harm. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Independent Senator Prof John Crown said he personally knew of 14 people who had died through self-harm.“These included a few nurses, medical student(...)

Kathleen Lynch: she is likely to publish shortly a report by a Government expert group tasked with reviewing the Mental Health Act (2001)

A major review of mental health legislation is to recommend an end to the practice of administering controversial electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to p(...)