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(...)

Hiqa director of regulation Phelim Quinn said further engagement with service providers would commence in September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost one in five residential care centres for people with disabilities failed to fully comply with any of the regulations which Hiqa inspectors ass(...)

Fifty-nine nursing homes reported 95 allegations of misconduct by nursing home staff or employers to Hiqa last year. Photograph: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

Advocacy groups have expressed shock at the fact that 4,246 cases of serious injury to nursing home residents were reported by nursing homes to to the(...)

Alison HealyAlmost 8,700 issues were identified for improvement in nursing homes by the Health Information and Quality Authority last year, according (...)