The leadership issue has been put on the back burner before the general election but unless there is a positive result, the knives will be out for Brendan Howlin, writes Political Correspondent
Mon, 08 Jul, 2019
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
The barrister charged with compiling a report into allegations of sexual abuse against a disabled woman, ‘Grace’, in a Waterford foster home expressed “serious concerns” about the HSE’s co-operation with his report.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
The result of the marriage referendum has had an enormous impact on the sense of security in the LGBT community, former Government Minister, Kathleen Lynch, claimed yesterday as she attended the 11th Cork LGBT Pride parade on the Grand Parade, Cork.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2016
The Social Protection Minister has said that a document handed to him in his previous portfolio outlining issues with care services for the intellectually disabled was "most certainly followed up on".
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016
Decades of sexual abuse of a woman with severe intellectual disabilities who lived in foster care is alleged to have been covered up. An independent review is set to conclude in the coming days, paving the way for a State investigation.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
NEARLY every suicide leaves a legacy of heartbreak. That destructive state of mind is often sharpened by incomprehension, guilt, regret, and no little anger. Each and every suicide is also a reminder that to be human is to be vulnerable.
Fri, 20 May, 2016
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has been accused of raiding this year’s mental health budget to fund other services after admitting in the Dáil that funds for new psychiatric nurses will now be spent elsewhere.
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016
The two parties in pole position to form the next government have re-committed to establishing a state investigation into graphic abuse of a woman with severe intellectual disabilities after two months of inaction on the issue.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016