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The executive summary of the Brandon report finds at least 18 vulnerable residents, many of them non-verbal, were subjected to at least 108 incidents of abuse by another resident, at the Ard Greine Court complex in Stranorlar between 2003 and 2016. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Publication of the summary of the ‘Brandon’ report, into the sexual abuse of intellectually disabled adults at a HSE-run centre in Co Donegal, was an (...)

‘Brandon’ was moved from the HSE-run Ard Gréine Court complex in in Stranorlar, to Brentwood Manor in Convoy, in May 2016

The Government is “keen to see” the full Brandon report published but the HSE “has taken a view that this can’t be done”, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has sa(...)

The disability services centre at Ard Greine Court, Stranorlar, Co Donegal. Photograph:   Joe Dunne

The executive summary of the “Brandon” report into prolonged sexual abuse of intellectually disabled residents at a HSE-run disability centre in Doneg(...)

As Shelbourne FC’s public affairs and inclusion officer, former minister Finian McGrath will seek to liaise with government and local authorities on the club’s behalf with the goal of making it the most inclusive club in Ireland

Timing is everything. An email arrives on Friday afternoon from the office of Pippa Hackett, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, head(...)

Donegal TD Thomas Pringle outside the disability services centre at Ard Greine Court, Stranorlar, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) was provided with the names of victims of sexual abuse at a HSE-run disability centre in Co Donega(...)

The disability services centre at Ard Greíne Court, Stranorlar, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The opening in 2008 of Ard Greíne Court, a campus of seven bungalows for up to 40 intellectually disabled adults, in Stranorlar, Co Donegal, was greet(...)

The report finds the Ard Gréine Court complex and Sean O’Hare Unit in St Joseph’s hospital in Stranorlar had been run with a ‘disregard for residents’ rights’

At least 18 intellectually disabled residents of a Health Service Executive-run centre in Co Donegal were subjected “to sustained sexual abuse” during(...)

Donegal TD Thomas Pringle outside the disability services centre at Ard Greine Court, Stranorlar, Co Donegal: The whistleblower contacted the TD as  repeated failings remained unaddressed. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Families of some of the 18 intellectually disabled adults who were allegedly sexually assaulted in HSE care over a 13-year period say they don’t belie(...)

Reinhard Schaler helping his son Pádraig with robatic gait therapy, with rehabilitation exercise specialist Barry Moore (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

As Pádraig Schaler’s arms and legs start to move in very slow motion above the treadmill, it appears for a moment as if he is suspended in zero gravit(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh: like something out of a Le Carré novel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This time of year, things usually go a bit mad around Leinster House. Political parties throw parties, the restaurant is heaving, the bar gets busy an(...)

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