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 (...)

The perennial hospital emergency department trolley and beds crisis peaked with unprecedented intensity this week. According to the Irish Nurses and M(...)

The numbers of people on trolleys in emergency departments around the country could be higher next week, the head of the Health Service Executive has (...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Standing in the gym of Dunblane Primary School on March 13th, 1996, where a lone gunman had opened fire on a class of five- and six-year-old children,(...)

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(...)