Hiqa, which carried out the assessment, said ‘drift and delay’ was identified in the completion of preliminary enquiries of between two and 11 months from the date of initial referral.

A review of Tusla child protection services in the Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary area has found not all allegations of suspected abuse were not(...)

While the need for improved transport access had been raised at a previous inspection Hiqa noted it was ‘even more limited at the time of this inspection’.

A rural care home for people with intellectual disabilities was found to have cut its residents’ access to transport vehicles in half despite having b(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Centre. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some children at Oberstown detention centre were forced to spend prolonged periods in isolation or “single separation”, a report by the State’s health(...)

Bathroom facilities were found to be inadequate with just one toilet between 12 residents in one part of St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff at a nursing home in Bray stored an oxygen cylinder in an open press beside a residents’ smoking area, according to an inspection report release(...)

 Dr Helen Buckley: chair of National Review Panel in 2013 that revealed  almost 40 children and young people died while in State care in 2011 and 2012

The Health and Information Quality Authority (Hiqa) has published new standards designed to ensure children in State care are safe and get adequate su(...)

   The board of the HSE West/North West Hospital Group has ordered a review of the actions of staff members who treated Savita Halappanavar (above) at University Hospital Galway.

The board of the West/North-West Hospitals group is to start a review of the actions of all staff members involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar (...)