Staff in residential care centres are ‘threatening’ and ‘frightening’ disabled people into not speaking out during inspections of their facilities, according to new evidence. File photograph: David Sleator

Staff in residential care centres are “threatening” and “frightening” disabled people into not speaking out or making complaints about their treatment(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: he instructed his officials to put pressure on the HSE

It is almost a year since the Health Service Executive promised an investigation into whether staff should be disciplined arising from the deaths of i(...)

The first man to see my second child emerge into the world wasn’t my husband. That honour, if you will, fell to Dave the paramedic. Not that this was (...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority said it received 10,572 regulatory notifications about older people in residential care in 2015. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 11,000 potential health or safety risks about nursing homes and centres for people with intellectual disabilities were received last year by the (...)

Failure to report instances of abuse and failure to protect elderly residents from possible abuse are among the failings found in 10 inspection report(...)

he number of re-inspections required increased from one in 10 hospitals inspected in 2014 to one in five last year, according to a Hiqa report.

Poor levels of cleanliness in most Irish hospitals is putting patients at risk of infection, according to the State’s health watchdog. The Health Inf(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall: no power to look at  complaints relating to clinical matters. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Maura Mc Court died in hospital in February 2014. Six months after her death, her partner, Laurence Collins, complained to the Health Service Executiv(...)

Doctors and midwives have difficulty accessing operating theatres, and  maternity services do not have a say at the management table, says Peter Boylan. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Funds are being directed away from maternity services in hospitals around the country says consultant obstetrician Peter Boylan. The former master o(...)

Praveen Halappanavar with a portrait of his wife Savita who died from septicaemia at Galway University Hospital on October 28th, 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Neither Savita Halappanavar’s widower, Praveen, nor her parents were in court yesterday to hear the last brief legal discussion of her death. The fa(...)

Protesters maintain a vigil outside the Dáil after the death of Savita Halappanavar in October 2012. Her story went around the world and focused international attention, most of it unfavourable, on Ireland. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

On the face of it, much has changed in Irish maternity services in the 3½ years since the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. Most of the recommend(...)