Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said people should not be afraid to make complaints against nursing homes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is a “positive thing” that complaints against nursing homes are rising and that people are not afraid to make them, Minister for Health Leo Varadka(...)

The Child and Family Agency Tusla said it  had initiated measures to address the concerns.

Serious concerns have been flagged about the safety of child protection services in north Dublin, with some children waiting up to two years for a soc(...)

Cheeverstown House, Dublin.

Serious shortcomings, including the risk to residents of “all forms of abuse”, have been found at Cheeverstown House, a centre for people with intel(...)

Notices requiring immediate action on unsafe practices at the HSE-run Cregg House centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Sligo have not been acted on, the State’s health watchdog has said. Image: Google Streetview.

Notices requiring immediate action on unsafe practices at a HSE-run centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Sligo have not been acted o(...)

Kilkenny District Court has made an interim order cancelling the registration of Our Lady’s Unit at St Patrick’s Centre with effect from last Friday evening.

A residential unit for people with intellectual disabilities in Kilkenny has had its registration cancelled after concerns were raised by inspectors f(...)

Anti-abortion protesters outside the Dáil  as the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill were being voted on in 2013. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some types of equality are more equal than others. The Marriage Referendum was scarcely over before Amnesty International began immediately campaignin(...)

The publication of a review commissioned by the Health Service Executive, following concerns raised by women in the aftermath of revelations about bab(...)

‘The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine have calculated that 350 people die every year as a direct result of emergency department overcrowding.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Three times now in the year preceding the centenary celebrations of 1916, the Health Service Executive has presided over cases of acutely unwell cente(...)

The Áras Attracta centre in Swinford, Co Mayo. A Hiqa inspection has found ‘significant improvements’ at centre.

An unannounced inspection of part of the Áras Attracta facility for people with learning disabilities in Co Mayo has found “significant improvements” (...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority found significant delays at Tusla in assessing the needs of children and families where there were reports of suspected abuse or neglect. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Serious concern over the safety of children at risk has prompted the State’s health watchdog to review national governance at Tusla, the Child and Fam(...)