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An official visiting St Finan’s Psychiatric Hospital in Killarney in 1963 described an overpowering stench and toilets that were ‘nauseating’.

The recently published report into mother and baby homes is the latest investigation into institutions that together constituted what we have describe(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway. Photograph: Carson/PA Wire

Galway County Council has apologised for its role in the running of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, into which women were “forced”, according to chief (...)

Tuam mother and baby home survivor Carmel Larkin and historian Catherine Corless. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Down a puddle-filled alleyway, tucked behind a children’s playground in Tuam, a small enclosed patch of grass covers the remains of infants who died i(...)

The Bon Secours Health System said it would take part in the new accord that will see up to 30 per cent of capacity given over to the HSE

Sixteen private hospitals have agreed to provide up to 30 per cent of capacity to the HSE to deal with the current Covid-19 surge under a new agreemen(...)

Catherine Corless has expressed surprise that its report may not be published for sometime yet. File Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Catherine Corless, whose work in Tuam Co Galway led to the setting up of the Mother and Baby Home Commission, has expressed surprise that its report m(...)

The HSE has said  it is “engaging with private hospitals to provide services at a number of different levels”

The HSE is seeking to take over up to 40 per cent of activity in private hospitals, potentially for two years, to deal with further surges in Covid-19(...)

Former AIB chief executive Michael Buckley has been appointed chairman of Quanta Capital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Real estate investor Mel Sutcliffe’s Quanta Capital is aiming to double its assets under management to more than €1 billion within the next 12 months (...)

Many private consultants have maintained that they have been effectively shut out of private hospitals and that this has affected care for their patients.

More than 6,600 in-patients have been treated in private hospitals since they were taken over by the State at the beginning of April, the Department o(...)

The Department of Health said last night the issue of private consultants withdrawing from the public-only contract was a matter for the HSE. Photograph: iStock

Private sector medical consultants who had signed up to the Government’s contract which would see them treat only public patients during the current C(...)

Private hospital deal is costing State €115m a month. Photograph: iStock

Three of the private hospitals taken over by the State to help deal with the Covid-19 epidemic accommodated no patients during April, at the height of(...)

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