The 'Grace' investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home will not make any findings until May 2020 - two years later than originally planned.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has revealed he personally signed off on Nóirín O’Sullivan’s pension package, but denied it amounted to a “sweetener” to facilitate her exit.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
After reeling from recent comments by Disability Minister Finian McGrath suggesting parents were ’dumping’ their children in institutions,says his crusade to close residential centres caring for people with profound disability is not in their interests.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
Advocacy groups have criticised a new multibillion euro Government plan to help people with disabilities by labelling it a “missed opportunity” that is “short on vision” and fails to address chronic poverty among those affected.
Sat, 15 Jul, 2017
Plans to force HSE director general Tony O’Brien to address concerns that he and others misled a Dáil committee over the Grace scandal last year could be blocked because the inquiry into the case is now in place.
Fri, 10 Mar, 2017
Independent ministers have told Government colleagues to review all Irish-based multinational company’s tax bills and ban any future Apple-type deals in return for supporting plans to reject the €13bn EU ruling against the technology giant.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016