The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says it is concerned about the abuse and mistreatment in residential settings. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Human rights groups have raised concerns over the care of older people in nursing homes in Ireland, including allegations of widespread ill-treatment,(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly: drawing up the proposals following receipt of a report from retired Circuit Court judge Yvonne Murphy on the options available for compensating more than 250 women who underwent the procedure.

Proposals aimed at bringing “closure” for women suffering the after-effects of symphysiotomies, the controversial child(...)