The Hiqa report said COPE foundation Cork had failed to demonstrate that residents with communicable infections were subject to universal separation and precautions.

Residents and staff of a centre for people with disabilities in Cork were exposed to serious risks due to failures in protocols for dealing with commu(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Eleanor O’Kelly-Lynch  with her daughter Lauren. Photograph: Tony O’Connell

When Gary O’Kelly-Lynch was nine years of age, he said to his mother: “God is very mean for what he did to Lauren. Why did he do it?” He was referrin(...)

David Atkinson was fined €500 after he was convicted of assaulting Joe Duane in 2013

The family of the man with an intellectual disability who was assaulted by a care worker has urged anyone witnessing ill-treatment in care facilities (...)

A care worker has been fined €500 after he was convicted of assaulting a man with an intellectual disability at a care institution in Cork.David Atkin(...)

A father who sued over alleged sub-standard care given to his son while in a respite home more than 20 years ago has settled his High Court action against the HSE and the Cope Foundation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A father who sued over alleged sub-standard care given to his son while in a respite home more than 20 years ago has settled his High Court action. Da(...)

Inspectors have called for no further admissions to a residential centre for adults with intellectual disabilities in Co Cork after it was found to have ‘serious and significant non-compliance’ with health legislation. File photograph: Thinkstock

Inspectors have called for no further admissions to a residential centre for adults with intellectual disabilities in Co Cork after it was found to ha(...)

Jeremy Irons with his wife  Sinead Cusack. The actor is to be  bestowed with the  title of honorary Corkman  at the Cork Person of the Year awards. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons is to be made an ‘honorary’ Cork man at a ceremony in the city this week. Irons (65) is known for his contribution (...)

Dr Robert (Bob) MacCarthy, who died on November 11th, aged 99, was formerly resident medical superintendent at Our Lady’s Hospital, Cork, and medical (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly said it was ‘very clear’ that people need to be in compliance. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health James Reilly has warned that St Vincent’s University Hospital faces “serious consequences” if it fails to co-operate with a HSE au(...)

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