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(...)

Ten staff members at a centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Tipperary have been placed on leave followed allegations of mistreatment(...)

Sheila Ryan, sister of Mary Garvan, who lives in Áras Attracta residential home in Swinford, Co Mayo

Organisations representing people with intellectual disabilities have called on the Government to appoint a confidential recipient to deal with abuse (...)

Plans to move more than 3,000 people with intellectual disabilities out of unsuitable institutions have been bogged down by funding shortages, a leak(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says there are “fundamental issues that go to the heart of what happened at Áras Attracta that need independent investigation, separate from the HSE and Hiqa”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is not ruling out an independent inquiry into the mistreatment of residents at the Áras Attracta disability centre (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien:  “Such standards should not and will not be tolerated in the HSE.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has apologised to residents at a Co Mayo disability centre and their families over their mistreatment at the hands of sta(...)

Thousands of autistic children are being denied the opportunity to realise their potential because of a failure by the Health Service Executive to pro(...)

 Paddy Connolly, Inclusion Ireland: “The failure of the public system to provide adequate speech and language therapy to children with special needs is an enduring crisis.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thousands of children are waiting years for speech therapy, even though experts acknowledge delays are robbing young people of the chance to reach th(...)

Extreme dehydration and malnutrition were “severe contributory factors” in the death of a man at an HSE-run centre for people with disabilities, acc(...)

 Marie O’Connor of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy: asked UN for help in redress

Ireland’s refusal to admit the practice of symphysiotomy was “torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading” brought an Irish group representing survivors t(...)