The report, Health’s Ageing Crisis: Time for Action, prepared by chartered accountants group BDO, says there will be a shortfall of 4,200 nursing home beds by 2016 and 8,000 beds by 2021.

Ireland is facing a demographic “time bomb”, according to the authors of a report on the future of Ireland’s nursing homes commissioned (...)

Health groups have called for a 60c increase in the price of a pack of cigarettes in next month’s Budget.The Irish Cancer Society and Irish Heart Foun(...)

With demand rising and the State picking up most of the tab, the business of providing long-term residential care for older people should be a rare gr(...)

 Kathleen Lynch: said the authority was “very reasonable”

The health services safety watchdog has said it will not change how it applies official standards which State-run nursing homes around the country wil(...)