Leigh Gath

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

Years ago, on the RTÉ current affairs programme Questions and Answers, John Bowman asked me: “Breda O’Brien, why were the whistleblowers not believed?(...)

The HSE’s independent confidential recipient Leigh Gath. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Complaints to the independent whistleblowing service for the HSE’s treatment of vulnerable adults almost doubled last year. However, the number of co(...)

Lack of communication between HSE staff and families has also been raised. Photograph: The Irish Times

Forty-three allegations of abuse against vulnerable people in residential care were received by a whistleblower service in the first year of operation(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: he said it was “time to have a fully independent root-and-branch inquiry into all care facilities for citizens with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities, in the State”. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

A confidential recipient has been appointed and the Health Service Executive has put whistleblowing procedures in place, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sai(...)

Ten staff members at a centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Tipperary have been placed on leave followed allegations of mistreatment(...)

Leigh Gath: in 2012 she was one of a group of campaigners who forced a Government climbdown on disability cuts after camping out in front of the Dáil overnight
Profile: Leigh Gath

The woman appointed by the Health Service Executive to liaise with whistleblowers concerned about services for vulnerable users is a thalidomide survi(...)

Leigh Gath, who describes herself as a disability activist and Thalidomide survivor, will act as a confidential recipient for whistleblowers, staff and residents, in relation to allegations of abuse in HSE-funded services for vulnerable people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has appointed a prominent disability rights campaigner to act as a confidential recipient of abuse allegations in care ho(...)