Members of the    Save St Mary’s Centre (Telford) campaign group    protest earlier this week outside the Religious Sisters of Charity in  Sandymount. Photograph: Tom Honan

The High Court will rule on Monday whether an examiner should be appointed to a south Dublin care facility for vulnerable adults. The application con(...)

St Mary’s Centre (Telford), Merrion Road, Dublin whose directors last Friday applied for a High Court order to enter voluntary liquidation and wind down the service.

The High Court has appointed liquidators to St Mary’s Centre (Telford), a south Dublin nursing home, with the transfer of residents elsewhere underway(...)

Linda Kavanagh’s family only learned in 2015 of the alleged assault on her by a nurse in 1999, the High Court heard.

A woman with physical and intellectual disabilities and terminal cancer has secured a €40,000 settlement over an alleged assault on her by a nurse at (...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall: “serious concerns” that a “fudge” would be reached. Photograph: Eric Luke

A framework agreement over the ownership of the new €300 million National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has been reached between the Department of Health a(...)

Prof John Crown has called on St Vincent’s University Hospital to declare its independence. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leading medical experts have called on the board of St Vincent’s University Hospital to provide public assurances that the facility operates independe(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris, National Maternity Hospital chief operations officer Kay Connolly (left) and Rhona Mahony, master of the hospital, with a model of the proposed new hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The sudden breakdown in the painstakingly assembled agreement between St Vincent’s hospital and the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) took all parties(...)

The Mater hospital in Dublin is fully owned by the Sisters of Mercy. Though few, if any, nuns are active in clinical work, members of the order sit on the board.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The controversies over the Tuam babies and the cost of the redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse have led to renewed calls for an end to(...)

St. Vincent’s University Hospital: The Dublin institution is owned by the Sisters of Charity and valued at €255 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Two of the Catholic religious orders that have under-contributed to the redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse own hospitals valued at ne(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: said all four congregations were “co-operating” with the Government scheme to compensate the women through “providing all the available records and verifications as requested”

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has written for a third time to the four religious congregations that ran Magdalene laundries seeking a contribution(...)

Survivors of Magdalene Laundries on their way into Leinster House last February to sit in the public gallery for the Dáil debate on the McAleese report. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has sought a Dáil debate on the refusal of the four religious orders that ran the Magdalene Laundries to make a financial contribution towar(...)