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Hiqa published 21 inspection reports on designated centres for people with disabilities on Wednesday

Residents of a centre for people with disabilities in Co Meath told health and social care standards inspectors they were unhappy living there and som(...)

The study is based on switching to a vaccine for girls that protects against nine strains of HPV;  the vaccine currently used in Ireland protects against only four strains. Photograph: iStock

Almost 2,500 cases of cervical cancer among Irish women could be prevented in the coming decades by scaling up vaccination and screening rates, accord(...)

The health standards watchdog found “systemic” problems in a residential centre for people with visual impairment and told the operator it planned to (...)

Vaping: invented in 2003 by Chinese scientist Hon Lik, the electronic cigarette delivers nicotine through an aerosol, rather than via the combustion products of dried tobacco leaves

With Ash Wednesday on the horizon, it brings with it one of the traditional times in the year when ideas about quitting smoking come alive. Will smoke(...)

A resident had engaged in a prolonged incident of self injurious behaviour on October 6th resulting in significant bruising to their body and injury to the temple area of their head, the Hiqa report said.

A person with disabilities at a residential centre in Co Wicklow was not brought to a doctor for four days after a “prolonged incident of self injurio(...)

The deal for the Infinity Building underlines the strength of demand for good quality office investments outside the central business district

A Norwegian investor who paid €28.65 million in April 2015 for an office block in Smithfield, Dublin 7, has sold the property in an off-market transac(...)

In some cases social workers failed to notify gardaí of suspected abuse of children. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Serious failings within the child protection and welfare service operated by the Child and Family Agency Tusla in Dublin south central included failur(...)

Hiqa had concerns about five Brothers of Charity facilities. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Health and social care inspectors have said they were “very concerned” about their findings at a centre for people with disabilities operated by the B(...)

Plan will involve a  programme aimed at increasing prevention, surveillance and control of the spread of CPE

The Government is to put in place a new €20 million plan to tackle the spread of the hospital superbug, carbapenemase producing enterobacteriaceae (CP(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she appreciated ‘the clear information provided which demonstrates the work being done to guide Tusla in implementing Hiqa’s recommendations’.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Tusla has not made sufficient progress on governance issues at a local and regional level, an expert group has found. A progress report was published(...)

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