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

Call for complaints procedure after abuse filmed at Áras Attracta home in Mayo

The family of one of the women featured in Tuesday’s Prime Time programme on Áras Attracta have called for due process to apply to the 11 people taken off duty.

Eleven people taken off duty should be considered ‘innocent until they are proven guilty’

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

Dehydration and malnutrition listed as ‘factors’ in death of 72-year-old disabled man

 Mary Garvan, a 65-year-old resident of the Áras Attracta residential care centre,  distressed after a staff member placed a blanket over her head. Photograph: Prime Time

Staff include clinical nurse manager who sat on resident in Prime Time footage

Women are underrepresented in senior academic posts in Ireland’s universities, institutes of technology and colleges, statistics released by the Higher Education Authority show. Photograph: Getty Images.

Less than a third of senior academic posts in Ireland’s universities and ITs held by women

Tánaiste Joan Burton  said the decision to ban traditonal bedsits had been taken by the previous government ‘in good faith for the best of reasons’ but it had effectively closed down many bedsits, particularly in the Dublin area.

Reduction in bedsits has ‘undoubtedly’ put pressure on homes available

Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Brian Sheehan, Director of Gay and Lesbian Equality Network visited Dublin’s gay Pantibar on Tuesday night.

Enda Kenny’s visit to Dublin gay bar causes a stir online

The hearing dealt with proposals by the Central Bank which could result in first-time buyers requiring a deposit of up to 20 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Problems confronting first-time buyers laid out before Oireachtas finance committee

CSO price index shows 2.8% increase in properties outside Dublin in October

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