Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn: said the HSE put in new management arrangements and convinced Hiqa the systems in place ensured better protection for residents. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí have sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions about the death of a resident of the Áras Attracta disability centre in Swinford, Co Ma(...)

The Minister for Health says he is “ashamed” to be associated with a facility such as the Áras Attracta disability centre in Swinford, Co Mayo.

The Minister for Health says he is “ashamed” to be associated with a facility such as the Áras Attracta disability centre in Swinford, Co Mayo. Leo V(...)

The Nurses and Midwives organisation protest in Blackrock, Co Dublin, on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Health told the regulatory body for nurses last week that it was imperative that it reached a negotiated solution with unions in a r(...)

Nurses and midwives protesting over plans by their regulatory body to increase their annual registration fee today in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Up to 2,000 nurses and midwives have staged a protest over plans by their regulatory body to increase their annual registration fee. In a joint campai(...)

Nurses and midwives are to protest in response to an increase in retention fees sought by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Nurses and midwives are set to protest today against a 50 per cent increase in retention fees being sought by their regulatory body, The Nursing and (...)

The unions say nurses should not have to pay for all the extra costs incurred by the board arising from new legislation

Three nursing unions are in dispute with the nursing regulator over a 50 per cent increase in professional fees for next year.The Irish Nurses and M(...)

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

Denis Naughten, Independent TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, said “People need to see that community resources are up and working, and are effective, before there can be any closures or changes to existing provision.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A “complete and fully independent” evaluation of both acute and community mental health services in the west has been called for by Independent TD fo(...)

Des Kavanagh,  general secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses’ Association. Photograph: Eric Luke

Psychiatric nurses in the west have warned of industrial action over staff shortages that they describe as jeopardising safety of staff and patients.(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association will today seek leave for judicial review in the High Court over changes to sick-pay conditions introduced  by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (PNA) will seek leave for judicial review in the High Court today over changes introduced to sick-pay conditions i(...)