By 2020, the number of people with intellectual disability aged over 65 is projected to double from estimates made in the 1990s. Photograph: Thinkstock

We have come a long way in the past 50 years in our attitudes to people with intellectual disability. Thanks to organisations such as St Michael’s Hou(...)

Bridgette Keane and her son Mark (10) at home in Sutton, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Eric Luke

‘He is in a school yard of about 200 children, with no voice. It’s very difficult.” It’s a stark image that Bridgette Keane conjures up of her non-ve(...)

The court heard that St Michael’s House had entered a full defence to the claim.   Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A disabled man is to be compensated by St Michael’s House, one of the State’s largest disability service providers, following allegations that he was(...)

A report by the  Health Information and Quality Authority has raised concerns about   evidence of residents being secluded, front doors locked, no needs assessments being conducted and a lack of access to outside advocates at a care home for disabled people in Co Meath run by St Michael’s House. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Inspectors have expressed concern over the safety of disabled residents in a residential centre where staff were not trained to deal with their challe(...)

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda (pictured), the National Maternity Hospital and the Coombe Women’s Hospital – have been paying senior staff more than is permitted by the Government

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda, the National Maternity Hospi(...)

Siptu official Paul Bell said the unions would now pursue their case in the Labour Court. Photograph: Eric Luke / The
Irish Times

Trade unions have said that the HSE is tolerating top-up payments to senior managers in some voluntary agencies while refusing to address the issue of(...)

St Michael’s House said it will have to close a residential and a respite home, shut others for one day a month and withdraw allowances, subsidies and transport costs to meet targets.

One of the largest service providers for people with disabilities in the State has warned it will have to cut back on residential and respite services(...)

Liam McDonagh is 17 years old and will officially become an adult in November. But unlike many boys his age, he won’t be looking forward to col(...)