Micheál Martin: “More people at risk of dying in our hospitals before the Government decides to get to grips with it”

The Government was accused by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of having no sense of urgency about the increased risk of people dying in hospitals du(...)

Gerry Adams told the Dáil on Wednesday the total trolley patients figure of 479 included 40 in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in his Louth constituency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There were 479 people “languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors’’ this morning, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.He told the Dáil on Wednesday t(...)

Hiqa wrote to the hospital last November saying it was concerned over the risk to patients from a variety of issues identified by inspectors. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

The State’s health watchdog has criticised “especially poor standards” of hygiene at University Hospital Limerick.The Health Information and Quality A(...)

Oberstown is the setting for a new child detention campus which will accommodate teenage offenders who until recently have been placed in St Patrick’s Institution, a wing of Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: The Irish Times

Inspectors have raised concern that young people in a State-run child detention school are being routinely isolated in locked rooms to help manage dis(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn: his criticism of Ombudsman Peter Tyndall is revealed in documents obtained through a Freedom of Information request. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The head of one State watchdog has accused the head of another of undermining the reputation and credibility of his organisation in a heated row spar(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter:  is “greatly concerned” the draft Bill hasn’t yet been published by his successor, Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Alan Shatter made a brief appearance in the Dáil canteen on Tuesday night. Around the same time, the former minister for justice was appearing in the (...)

Inclusion Ireland analysed the first 50 inspection reports of residential services for people with disabilities drawn up by Hiqa last year. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State’s health watchdog may be helping to conceal abuse in care homes by failing to carry out comprehensive inspections, a report claims.The Healt(...)

Security measures in place at a special care home in west Dublin may impact on the rights of the children staying there, according to a report.While t(...)

Mountain View centre in Newbridge: inspectors said some staff lacked mandatory training and sufficient safeguards to prevent potential abuse of vulnerable residents.

A residential centre for people with disabilities, run by the head of a Health Service Executive inquiry into abuse at the Áras Attracta care centre (...)

Galway East Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney has called for an investigation into the leaking. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Politicians in east Galway have expressed dismay at the leaking of a report into “apparent deficiencies” in maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital(...)