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

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(...)

Ability West: A Hiqa report found that locks were fitted to doors and residents escorted down hallways by staff at the centre in Co Galway in order to prevent peer-to-peer attacks.

Locks had to be fitted to doors and residents escorted down hallways by staff at a Galway centre for people with intellectual disabilities in order to(...)

An inspection by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa)  found there was a ‘palpable atmosphere of fear’ in one particular section.  Photograph: iStock

Residents at a disability centre in Limerick sought refuge in bedrooms and staff offices because they feared attacks from peers, a report has found. (...)

Micheál Brett, author of Micheál and the Magical Circus which was inspired by the shows he put on as a child and  the farm animals  around his home as he grew up. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Micheál Brett laughs a little nervously as he explains his children’s book Micheál and the Magical Circus came about because he always wanted to be a (...)

Former Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey

A former county council chief executive is to face a second Standards in Public Office (Sipo) Commission investigation in relation to the sale of a ho(...)

The Sheridan family, Mary, Peter, Brian and Alice, with Paddy (seated): The staff at Forest House are Paddy’s “family. They know his likes and dislikes”. Photograph: Barry Cronin

An investigation into a Health Service Executive plan to end its role in running a home for adults with intellectual disabilities is to be launched by(...)

The Standards in Public Office Commission has issued a damning report into the behaviour of Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey. Photograph: Willie Farrell

Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey is disputing the negative findings of a Standards in Public Office Commission inquiry into his beh(...)

Tim Caffrey: claims he declared his interest in the property before the council applied for the grant and that he had no direct involvement in the grant process. Photograph: Willie Farrell.

The chief executive of Longford County Council is to face a public hearing into an alleged breach of ethics. The Standards in Public Office Commiss(...)

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda (pictured), the National Maternity Hospital and the Coombe Women’s Hospital – have been paying senior staff more than is permitted by the Government

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda, the National Maternity Hospi(...)