The Labour Court has recommended that a 23 strong group of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) drop their objection to carrying out toileting duties for s(...)

The CRC headquarters building in Clontarf “does not meet modern standards for health and social care,” the organisation says. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) is considering a move from its long-established head office in Clontarf, north Dublin. The national disability cha(...)

Fr Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March 2018.

It affects talking, walking, eating, breathing and many more functions that most people take for granted. It can leave some with feelings of isolation(...)

Outgoing director-general of the HSE Tony O’Brien. Supporters maintain he brought stability to the HSE in a period of institutional uncertainty, budget cuts and patient service crises. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a wall in his office in the Health Service Executive’s headquarters at the old Dr Steevens Hospital in Dublin, the agency’s director-general, Tony (...)

Thirty-six  per cent of Irish charities break down expenditure by activity in their reports, compared with 76 per cent in the UK, a report commissioned by Chartered Accountants Ireland has found. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

Irish charities lag significantly behind the UK in terms of reporting financial information, with fewer than half of organisations in this country di(...)

St John of God Community Services, which receives €130 million in funding from the HSE annually, provides mental health and intellectual disability services for 7,000 people. File photograph: Getty Images

HSE officials have given assurances that services provided by St John of God will not be affected, despite the problems in the organisation. However,(...)

Saint John of God group chief executive John Pepper. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Saturday, June 25th last year a representative of the St John of God organisation contacted the Health Service Executive out of the blue with a bom(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan, programme director of the diploma in corporate governance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph: Tony Gavin

Corporate governance has moved out of the boardroom and the classroom and on to the front pages over the past number of years. High-profile problems i(...)

Leading disability rights activist Joanne O’Riordan,  born without limbs owing to an extremely rare condition called Tetra-amelia Syndrome,  leading a protest outside Leinster House calling on the Government to protect the rights of more than 600,000 people living with disabilities in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland has been “living a lie” since the marriage equality referendum in 2015 because of its failure to ratify an international agreement on disabili(...)

Central Remedial Clinic chief executive  Stephanie Manahan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Central Remedial Clinic has rebuilt following the scandal over use of charitable funds to top up salaries for senior staff and has emerged as a “s(...)

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