Thomas Pringle

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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(...)

Details of a mica compensation scheme will not be published until a “few weeks” after the budget says Simon Coveney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Details of a compensation scheme for thousands of homeowners whose properties have been significantly damaged by mica will not be published until a “f(...)

Independent TD Catherine Connolly said she gets ‘nauseous when people talk about protecting mothers because we’re not protecting mothers, we’re protecting a system that doesn’t want anything to come out’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Adopted persons should have unconditional access to their birth certificates and adoption information, Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said. Sh(...)

Minister of State for Health Anne Rabbitte said she was “shocked” at what she had learned about the issue as she highlighted repeated refusals of the HSE to provide her with the report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Multiple incidents of alleged sexual assault at a Co Donegal residential facility for the disabled going back 13 years, have been highlighted in the (...)

  Minister for Education Norma Foley. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has expressed the Government’s support for legislation to ensure Traveller history and culture becomes an obligator(...)

Homeowners from Donegal, Mayo and Clare protest at the Convention Centre in Dublin seeking 100 per cent redress over the mica issue. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Blink and you would have missed it in the waving forest of placards and flags. A plastic bag attached to a tube with green and yellow electrical tape(...)

Thomas Pringle said the introduction of a ‘tout line, rat line’ is ‘crazy’ and ‘will do nothing but set back the response in the county’. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Donegal TD has accused gardaí of introducing a “rat line” for the public to “tout on neighbours” who breach Covid-19 restrictions in Co Donegal, whi(...)

Speaking in the Dáil on the landmark Climate Bill, Barry Cowen hit out at the ‘slow snail’s pace and lack of progress to date’ which he said was a ‘far cry’ from where he expected it to be in relation to the midlands. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Fianna Fáil backbencher has launched a scathing attack on the Government’s “lack of progress” in making a just transition to a low-carbon economy. (...)

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