The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

A total of 276 medication incidents were reported at Letterkenny  hospital between March 2016 and July 2017. Photograph: Trevor McBride

The health safety watchdog has raised serious concerns about medication safety risks at Letterkenny University Hospital. The watchdog found “an immed(...)

A HSE-funded autism service in Cork continued to provide an unlicensed medication to residents even after authorities threatened to cancel its registration. File photograph: Getty

A HSE-funded autism service in Cork continued to provide an unlicensed medication to residents even after authorities threatened to cancel its registr(...)

Hiqa’s chief executive Phelim Quinn pointed out most older people and people with a disability wish to remain at home. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Home care services need to be regulated urgently to avoid vulnerable people being placed at risk in their own homes, according to the State’s health w(...)

Patients on trolleys “have very poor or no dignity, privacy, confidentiality, suffer constant light and regular noise resulting in sleep deprivation which amounts to sensory torture, and are offered poor standards of infection control”. Photograph: Getty Images

It is only a matter of time before another patient dies on a trolley in Tallaght Hospital due to overcrowding in its emergency department, a leading d(...)

The annual report from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, shows there was a 9% increase in child protection referrals last year to 47,399.

Fewer than half of all registered “early years” services, for children under the age of seven, were inspected last year according to figures published(...)

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The chef manager of a nursing home stands to lose the job to which he was appointed six weeks ago because gardaí have failed to complete vetting proce(...)

Dee Pauley with some photographs of her mother, Eileen Crowley, who is now staying in a nursing home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Deirdre Pauley still feels “massively” guilty about having to arrange for her mother to go into a nursing home. “It’s the hardest thing I have ever do(...)

Medical and scientific researchers are closely watching the new EU General Data Protection Regulation  and what it might mean for  their work after it takes effect next May

Almost four and a half years ago, then minister for health Dr James Reilly ordered the Health Service Executive not to destroy more than one million b(...)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, welcomed a Hiqa report on its services in the mid-west.

Major failings in standards for protecting children in foster care, including allegations of delays in reporting alleged abuse to gardaí, were discove(...)