HSE  director general Tony O’Brien said that about €1.4 billion in additional funding would be required to maintain the existing levels of service

The HSE is seeking Government to provide an additional €84.5 million for hospitals next year and to recruit over 1,800 additional staff. It is also (...)

A  search has begun  for a 30-year-old woman  with a ‘high risk’ pregnancy who failed to turn up at a hospital to have the delivery of her baby induced. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A major search began on Friday for a 30-year-old woman who is almost nine months pregnant and failed to turn up at a hospital to have the delivery of (...)

The HSE advert on the JobBridge website seeks an individual with a degree in psychology and a master’s in psychology in a relevant clinical area. Photograph: Eric Luke

The HSE has defended its decision to post a job opening for a clinical psychologist in Waterford on the JobBridge website, saying the position would “(...)

Dermot Comerford  worked at Ballydowd special care unit between 2006 and 2013. He claims he was unfairly dismissed after being asked to provide evidence of public liability insurance, which he says he did not require because he was an employee. The HSE denies this and says Mr Comerford was an independent contractor. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A maintenance worker in a special care unit for young people with behavioural issues has taken an unfair dismissals case against the HSE. Dermot Come(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn: says certain services needed to change “radically and quickly”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Since late 2013, the State’s health watchdog’s inspections of disability homes have uncovered, in the words of its chief executive, some “regressive, (...)

A scene from the RTÉ documentary on the Áras Attracta care home in Swinford, Co Mayo

An independent body should be established to provide oversight for residential disability services and address “decades of neglect” of people living i(...)

Cregg House: the facility for more than 100 adults with intellectual disabilities in Cregg, Rosses Point, Co Sligo, failed to comply with any Hiqa standards during five separate visits. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Disability service providers, including the HSE, must change “radically and quickly” if the “regressive and neglectful” conditions in certain disabil(...)

A screen grab from RTÉ’s Investigations Unit - Inside Bungalow 3 report on Áras Attracta on  Prime Time last December.

More than 93 per cent of inspections of disability homes carried out by the State’s health watchdog found the facilities failed to comply with nati(...)

A screengrab from secretly recorded footage in Swinford’s Áras Attracta residential care centre.  The HSE has confirmed that four more staff members at the Áras Attracta care home in Co Mayo are being investigated over allegations of abuse of residents. File image: RTÉ.

The HSE has confirmed four more staff members at the Áras Attracta care home in Co Mayo are being investigated in the wake of abuse allegations. Initi(...)

Liam Casey FM Consulting was paid €3,444 for a report on facilities management services in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick in November 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A manager who was appointed on a contract that was expected to cost about €45,000 ended up receiving nearly €275,000 when the scope of the role was(...)