Unexplained bruising and bedsores were found on residents at the facility. Library photograph: Thinkstock

The State’s health watchdog is concerned about the safety and quality of services for residents at a centre for people with intellectual disabilities (...)

Minister for health Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Collins

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said to the best of his knowledge no-one in the Department of Health is disputing the draft Hiqa report into (...)

Department chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan had recommended in his report that the Portlaoise unit be placed under the governance of the Coombe in order to provide quality and safe healthcare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The maternity unit at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is to be placed under the control of one of the big Dublin maternity hospitals, in a(...)

The Coombe hospital in Dublin. It balked at taking on the Portlaoise task without extra staff and resources

A plan to place maternity services at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise under the control of one of the big Dublin maternity hospitals has(...)

The HSE is entitled to answer charges made against it on baby deaths at Portlaoise hospital, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said that was the w(...)

Tony O Brien, director general of the  HSE, said he didn’t dispute the serious problems at the hospital. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The HSE appealed to the Department of Health to “urgently intervene” earlier in the bitter row with health watchdog Hiqa over its investigation into (...)

A preliminary report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) on standards of care at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is dam(...)

Tusla said all children with the greatest need were effectively identified by the service but  accepted there were areas which required improvement. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Many vulnerable children at risk of harm in the Cork area did not have access to social workers or vital supports, an investigation into social servic(...)

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(...)

Roisin and Mark Molloy, whose son died just minutes after he was born at Midlands Regional  Hospital in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The father of a baby who died in Portlaoise hospital says HSE management must take responsibility for the deaths instead of seeking to prevent the pu(...)