St Joseph's Shankill, a dementia-specific nursing home in south Dublin and Ireland's largest dementia-only care facility, has confirmed to families and staff this weekend that it will stop taking residential admissions with immediate effect.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has described yesterday’s talks between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as an indication of a "positive pathway” in Brexit negotiations.
Irish Red Cross chairman and former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has expressed his satisfaction with the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision that he will not face prosecution in respect of abuse allegations widely publicised in 2015.
HSE director general Tony O’Brien is set to quit his post four weeks earlier than planned amid calls from victims of the cervical cancer tests scandal, Opposition politicians, and at least one Government TD, for him to resign or be fired immediately.
A South Kerry coastal village without a full-time GP for more than a year is to have a permanent posting. Waterville has had a number of locums after husband and wife team Derry Gibson and Patricia Gibson retired in January 2017, after decades of service to the community.
Any new version of the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement will repeat the failures of the current model unless the Government changes the funding and staffing arrangements too, a leading anti-corruption watchdog has warned.
THE €13bn question most people are asking today is why the Irish Government is not keeping that huge sum following yesterday’s declaration by the European Commission that Apple, the richest company in history, owes Ireland that amount in unpaid and allegedly illegal tax benefits from a sweetheart deal between the State and the tech conglomerate.