The incident is alleged to have occurred last summer, and it is understood Stewarts Care believes it has identified the young man who is reported to have been affected. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the country’s largest disability service providers is investigating a report that a vulnerable adult with intellectual disabilities was left be(...)

Quaker graves on the grounds of  the Weir Home, a HSE residential mental health services facility in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Concerns are growing over the condition of Ireland’s oldest remaining Quaker cemetery, amid disagreements between the Health Service Executive and Dub(...)

Celtic Pure  chief executive Padraig McEneaney.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has served a partial closure order on the water company at the centre of a product-safety recall over arsenic in it(...)

The swimming ban has been lifted on Lahinch beach by Clare county council.

The swimming ban has been lifted on Lahinch beach by Clare county council. The restrictions were put in place earlier this week due to an increase in(...)

HSE director general Paul Reid said more than 1,000 people in Ireland are carrying the most dangerous superbug, CPE, which is resistant to almost all antibiotics. Photograph: iStock

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose an “existential risk” to the Irish health service that could become an irreversible problem, Health Service Execut(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid. Just 2 per cent of investigations into serious incidents were completed by the HSE last year within the required four months, according to the figures provided to Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

All well-run organisations make mistakes, but they also respond quickly and learn from these errors. CervicalCheck, Dr Gabriel Scally noted in his lan(...)

The HSE said that while it was a requirement for an early assessment to identify any risks, it was ‘not always appropriate or possible’ to meet this target. Photograph: iStock

The majority of serious incidents occurring in the health service go unescalated and uninvestigated within the required time-frames, new figures show.(...)

MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Women may once again have to wait longer to have their smear tests examined under the State’s cervical cancer screening programme following the exit o(...)

Last June, Prof Ray O’Sullivan told The Irish Times he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on the vaginas of five women patients. Photograph: Thinkstock

A consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, who carried out research on five women patients without their consent, has been placed on administrative(...)

Pharmaceutical distribution industry veteran Ger Rabbette has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for July, an award run in as(...)

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