Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants to see the Portlaoise hospital report published but added two organisations using public money should not be in “court situations”.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants to see the Portlaoise hospital report published but added two organisations using public money should not be in(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: described the women’s accounts as “unverified” and said the draft Hiqa report lacks accuracy and balance. Photograph: Alan Betson

A controversial draft report into baby deaths at a midlands hospital makes more than 250 “adverse findings or inferences” affecting senior figures (...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn: his criticism of Ombudsman Peter Tyndall is revealed in documents obtained through a Freedom of Information request. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The head of one State watchdog has accused the head of another of undermining the reputation and credibility of his organisation in a heated row spar(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn: said the HSE put in new management arrangements and convinced Hiqa the systems in place ensured better protection for residents. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí have sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions about the death of a resident of the Áras Attracta disability centre in Swinford, Co Ma(...)

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, according to Phelim Quinn, the chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) . Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, the chief executi(...)

Minister  for Health Leo Varadkar has backed the HSE’s proposal, saying: ‘It is sad that we have to do it, but the only way to satisfy ourselves that this is not happening in other places is to have our own undercover inspections.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A proposal to send Health Service Executive (HSE) inspectors undercover into creches and care homes to root out abuses by staff has provoked differin(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn has said  revelations by RTÉ’s Investigations Unit about abuse at Áras Attracta in  Co Mayo are appalling, but there are “specific limitations” to any inspection regime. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The State’s health watchdog has expressed reservations about undercover inspections of care homes on legal and privacy grounds.The Health Information (...)

The Hiqa review highlighted the fact that 14,000 calls a year to the Dublin Fire Brigage are left in a queue while it tries to source an ambulance from the national service, and some are left waiting up to eight minutes.  Photograph: Alan Betson.

Urgently needed improvements to the ambulance service will have to be delayed because of a lack of resources, the HSE has admitted.Longer target resp(...)

The Hiqa report criticises the lack of coordination between the National Ambulance Service and the Dublin Fire Service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Many people who call an ambulance should be treated on the phone or by paramedics rather than being taken to hospital, according to a major report (...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority has appointed Phelim Quinn as its new chief executive. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Health Information and Quality Authority has appointed Phelim Quinn as its new chief executive. Mr Quinn has been acting as interim chief e(...)