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 (...)

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(...)

Rockfield Medical Centre: one of the main selling points is that 44 per cent of the rental income comes from the Health Service Executive

In one of the most unusual property investments to reach the market for a considerable time, CBRE is seeking a buyer for a medical centre at Balally,(...)

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(...)

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

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(...)

Marte Meo founder, Maria Aarts: ‘A baby who gets a smile from a parent for doing something begins to trust his own initiative and to develop a sense of security and self-worth.’

A baby turns her head to stare at a cat; a toddler tentatively kicks a ball; a small child opens a box of bricks. These are fleeting moments in daily (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: described the women’s accounts as “unverified” and said the draft Hiqa report lacks accuracy and balance. Photograph: Alan Betson

A controversial draft report into baby deaths at a midlands hospital makes more than 250 “adverse findings or inferences” affecting senior figures (...)

Former minister for health James Reilly commissioned the report over a year ago. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A highly critical report into a midlands hospital where five babies died in controversial circumstances has provoked a furious row between the Heal(...)