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Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

Peter O’Meara –  as Brian Lenihan snr in RTÉ One drama series ‘Charlie’ – says he was amazed by the number of  young people who did not know who Charles Haughey was. Photograph: Bernard Walsh

The RTÉ / Element Pictures / Touchpaper Television series Charlie is likely to be watched very closely – and perhaps with some mirth – by the generati(...)

Cable television company UPC Ireland has finally launched an upgraded “out-of-home” version of its mobile app Horizon Go, which now allows subscribers(...)

Senator Mary Moran: “On a personal level, because I have a son who often uses respite services in a residential unit, I felt it very deeply, as did many of the parents who contacted me.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

Labour Senator Mary Moran said she was disappointed not to get a seconder in the Seanad for an emergency debate on the mistreatment of residents in t(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn: said the HSE put in new management arrangements and convinced Hiqa the systems in place ensured better protection for residents. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí have sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions about the death of a resident of the Áras Attracta disability centre in Swinford, Co Ma(...)

‘It is impossible to guarantee that those with disabilities in receipt of services will not experience abuse. However, well-resourced services provided in the community near a person’s family and friends minimises the scope for abuse.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The abuse of people with disabilities identified in RTÉ’s Prime Time investigation is unsurprising. The State has historically outsourced the provisio(...)

Aras Attracta abuse
  • Health
  • December 10, 2014, 23:30

RTÉ has done society a service by broadcasting harrowing scenes involving the physical and psychological abuse of persons with disabilities at a State(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says there are “fundamental issues that go to the heart of what happened at Áras Attracta that need independent investigation, separate from the HSE and Hiqa”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is not ruling out an independent inquiry into the mistreatment of residents at the Áras Attracta disability centre (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: ‘What we witnessed was nothing less than the vile physical, mental and emotional abuse of the most vulnerable of our citizens’. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he does not rule out an independent inquiry into the mistreatment of residents at the disability centre in Swinford, Co (...)

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, according to Phelim Quinn, the chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) . Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, the chief executi(...)

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