Leigh Gath: in 2012 she was one of a group of campaigners who forced a Government climbdown on disability cuts after camping out in front of the Dáil overnight
Profile: Leigh Gath

The woman appointed by the Health Service Executive to liaise with whistleblowers concerned about services for vulnerable users is a thalidomide survi(...)

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(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien:  “Such standards should not and will not be tolerated in the HSE.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has apologised to residents at a Co Mayo disability centre and their families over their mistreatment at the hands of sta(...)

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 (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: scathing in his criticism of the abusive behaviour at Áras Attracta in Swinford. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive is considering sending undercover inspectors into creches and care homes to root out abuses by staff, according to its di(...)

Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Department of Health is seeking a €680 million supplementary budget for the Health Service Executive next month, as part of a €1.18 billion in ext(...)

Hospital waiting lists continue to grow, despite the HSE forecasting an overspend of at least €510 million this year, according to a new report. A to(...)

06/10/2014 NEWS. Leo Varadkar Minister for Health speaking to reporters yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A Garda inquiry into the hepatitis support group Positive Action is substantively complete according to Garda sources.They told the Irish Times that t(...)

The Health Service Executive is expected to overspend its budget by at least €510 million this year, according to the latest financial update publishe(...)