Vincent Coyle with Brian Maloney and Cian Hackett on Coyle’s farm in Summerhill, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Imagine if working with the soil could be medically beneficial for people’s mental health. Well, new studies suggest it is, as microbes with antidepre(...)

An unannounced inspection by the health authority found female staff working in isolation were vulnerable to assaults by residents. Photograph: Istock

Assaults, spitting incidents and attacks on staff occurred in three disability centres run by the same operator, according to reports by the State’s h(...)

Nua is to open a further 20 residential centres and associated day facilities, increasing its care capacity to 280 individuals by 2019

Intellectual disability care provider Nua Healthcare is to create 800 jobs over the next three years, with 300 of these roles expected to be filled i(...)