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Ultan Meehan died in June two weeks after he was transferred from Kilbrew Nursing Home in Co Meath to a Dublin hospital. Photograph: iStock

Advocates for a widow whose husband died after a nursing home was unable to manage his care have called for clarification on the status of a regulator(...)

Protesters for the Campaign to save St Mary’s Nursing Home on Merrion Road outside the High Court. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Joe Brabazon (83) has never received such a shock. His wife Kay (81), who suffers with Alzheimer’s disease,was in St Mary’s nursing home on Dublin’s M(...)

In one case in the report a vulnerable woman was living with her only son, who was spending the allowance “in the pub”. Photograph: Getty Images

Greater oversight is needed to prevent the “financial abuse” of some vulnerable people by their carers, according to a new report. The current carer’(...)

Residents in nursing homes  accounted for more than half of all Covid-19 related death. Photograph: iStock

Acknowledgement that a lack of statutory clinical oversight in private nursing has been “one of the biggest weaknesses” exposed by the Covid-19 health(...)

“I think one of the things that the Irish State gave support to later in life such as free travel, TV licences, telephone, those sort of things, could extend to digital communication.” File photograph: Getty

Experts in geriatric health have called for a State subsidy and provisions to close the “digital divide” among older people after a UK study found fre(...)

Mary Bartley Meehan lost both her husband, pictured left, Ultan Meehan, and her son Adrian Bartley, pictured right, within 10 weeks of each other. They shared a room in Kilbrew Nursing Home in Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson

On May 14th,  Mary Bartley Meehan was permitted to visit her husband, Ultan Meehan (79), outside Kilbrew Nursing Home in Ashbourne, Co Meath(...)

 Kilbrew Nursing Home in Ashbourne, Co Meath.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A Co Meath nursing home resident died two weeks after being admitted to hospital with an infestation of maggots in a facial wound that the care facili(...)

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. The Irish(...)

Sage Advocacy, a support group for vulnerable adults, has written to Mr Harris requesting an investigation. File photograph:

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has been asked to investigate claims of neglect involving a nursing home resident with “seriously infected and po(...)

St Mary’s Centre (Telford) on Merrion Road said the home, which has 35 residents, has remained free of Covid-19.

A south Dublin nursing home is closing because it is unable to meet its statutory and regulatory requirements to operate at full capacity or fund the (...)

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