Paddy Connolly

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 St Mary’s Hospital is a   HSE-run facility. It said    10 of those who died had tested positive for coronavirus and another resident was suspected to have had it, but test results were awaited. File photograph: Eric Luke

St Mary’s Hospital in Dublin’s Phoenix Park has had 11 Covid-19 related deaths within a two week period, the HSE has confirmed. The HSE-run facility(...)

People wearing facemasks in Dublin’s city centre due to Covid-19. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Doctors and pharmacists have raised concerns about a lack of cocooning among some over-70s who do not not understand or are not adhering to the stay a(...)

Kay Walsh has imposed her own extreme form of self isolation, she has not left the house for a week, relying on her daughter, always wearing a protective mask, to drop in supplies.

Kay Walshe would have no problem “cocooning” during the coronavirus pandemic. It is the older friends of the 71-year-old Kilkenny woman who are livin(...)

Paddy Connolly of Inclusion Ireland says a lack of training among staff means vulnerable children are being placed in isolation for hours at a time. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Children with disabilities as young as five years of age are at risk of psychological harm caused by the use of unregulated seclusion and restraint pr(...)

George Davis has been selling newspapers around the shopping centre and other areas of Dún Laoghaire for almost 40 years. Photograph: Collins

Dún Laoghaire news vendor George Davis may sell newspapers at the entrance to the Co Dublin town’s main shopping centre for the rest of his life, a co(...)

John Breen and George Davis at the  Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

A news vendor, whose staff pin-pointed the whereabouts of double murderer Malcolm Macarthur for gardaí­ 35 years ago, will find out on Friday if his n(...)

Minister of State for Disabilities Finian McGrath meets Fionn Crombie Angus from Galway at a seminar on personalised budgets for people with disabilities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of people with disabilities may be “languishing in the wrong service,” their human rights being violated, the Minister of State for Disabili(...)

Chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Emily Logan said the organisation wanted individuals to feel it was accessible to them. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An advocacy group for people with disabilities has called on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to conduct an inquiry into the con(...)

The state of respite-care services around the country is inconsistent, carer advocates say. Photograph: Thinkstock

Respite services are in a state of disarray with inconsistent supports provided to family carers around the State, advocacy groups have said. Inclus(...)

The Government and health authorities pledged to close unsuitable “congregated settings” within a seven-year period. Photograph: Getty Images

Government plans to move up to 4,000 people with intellectual disabilities out of outdated institutions within a six-year period are likely to take de(...)

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