Independent TD Shane Ross has asked that the investment committee responsible for the €1.47 million wards of court fund appear before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The committee responsible for almost €1.5 billion worth of funds held for the State’s 18,500 wards of court may be invited before the Public Accounts (...)

People probably encounter workers with disabilities far more often than they realise. It’s just not as apparent as we might think it ought to be

When was the last time you were helped by an employee with a disability? Would you have known? Not necessarily.Is a disabled person somebody in a whee(...)

The public petition presented to Dáil and Seanad deputies at Leinster House

What was once deemed to be a benevolent law has become one that strips away all decision-making powers from people with intellectual disabilities, (...)

April Fool’s Day is being used to admonish the Government for its continued failure to replace the almost 150-year-old Lunacy Act with promised capac(...)

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(...)