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Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, said she had hoped to be in a position to publish the full report but this did not seem possible.

The Attorney General has advised that it is not possible to publish the full report carried out into sustained sexual abuse of intellectually disabled(...)

Shane O’Connor (17) whose body was found on Friday. Photograph: Sinéad O’Connor/Twitter

The death of a teenage son of singer Sinéad O’Connor and musician Donal Lunny, a day after he left Tallaght hospital, will be referred to the Nat(...)

The disability services centre at Ard Greine Court, Stranorlar, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The 11-page executive summary of the “Brandon” report into sustained sexual abuse of intellectually disabled residents at a HSE-run disability centre (...)

‘Brandon’ was moved from the HSE-run Ard Gréine Court complex in in Stranorlar, to Brentwood Manor in Convoy, in May 2016

The Government is “keen to see” the full Brandon report published but the HSE “has taken a view that this can’t be done”, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has sa(...)

‘Brandon’ was moved from the HSE-run Ard Gréine Court complex in in Stranorlar, to Brentwood Manor in Convoy, in May 2016

The HSE and a private nursing home in Co Donegal did not produce a safeguarding plan for almost 50 vulnerable residents until 18 months after “Brandon(...)

Chair of the National Review Panel Helen Buckley: ‘We cannot say the infant deaths were directly related to the mothers’ addiction’. File photograph: Eric Luke

Five babies and one toddler known to the State’s child protection agency, Tusla, whose mothers had drug or alcohol abuse problems, died last year, a h(...)

Drug-dependent mothers were a particularly at-risk group who needed specialised support, advised Dr Helen Buckley, chair of the National Review Panel. Photograph: iStock

Specially-trained midwives are “urgently needed” around the State in a bid to cut the number of deaths of infants and toddlers in the care of parents (...)

An average of 21 vulnerable young people in contact with social services have died each year, according to an independent body tasked with reviewing critical incidents in the care system. Photograph: iStock

Almost 150 vulnerable young people who were in contact with social services have died since 2010, new figures show. The most common cause of death w(...)

Short lives marred by abuse and neglect, alongside critical failings by State services, are revealed in reports into the deaths of children and young people in care, or known to care services.

Short lives marred by abuse, trauma and neglect, alongside critical failings by State services there to protect them, are revealed in reports into the(...)

 Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin addresses the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont, Belfast, last week. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has ended its long-standing equal pay policy for party workers in Northern Ireland, claiming new financial regulations at Stormont have rend(...)

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