Thomas Pringle

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s address to a joint sitting of the Oireachtas was the first given by the leader of a country under attack by another country, with parts of its territory under occupation. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA

There was no pomp, no ceremony, no frills. Just a guy on a television screen wearing green fatigues delivering a message that was stark and direct and(...)

People Before Profit tabled a motion to increase the minimum wage in the Dáil on Wednesday, which the Government did not oppose.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

People Before Profit have called for the minimum wage to be raised to €15 per hour with people now experiencing a “cost of survival crisis”. The par(...)

Thomas Pringle: ‘I cannot stress enough that the new maternity hospital must be public and it must be secular’

The Minister of State for Disability Anne Rabbitte has said while concerns “continue to circulate” in relation to the potential involvement of the Rel(...)

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 (...)

The abuse by ’Brandon’ at Ard Gréine Court included sexual touching inside and outside other residents’ clothing, entering bedrooms at night, and masturbating in the presence of others. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Residents at a HSE-run disability centre in Co Donegal, where upwards of 108 incidents of sexual assaults were perpetrated on intellectually disabled (...)

‘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(...)

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

The HSE and a private nursing home in Co Donegal did not produce a safeguarding plan for almost 50 vulnerable residents until 18 months after “Brandon(...)

Report identifies 108 occurrences of sexually inappropriate behaviours by one resident towards 18 other residents ‘with the knowledge of some staff and management’ at Ard Gréine Court, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

A report into sexual abuse at a disability centre run by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Co Donegal should be published as soon as possible “and(...)

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(...)

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