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# inspection - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Six disability centres found non-compliant in protecting residents against infection

HIQA has raised concerns with unsatisfactory measures in place to prevent the spread of infections.

# inspection - Friday 21 February, 2020

University Hospital Galway kitchen operations suspended after dead mouse found

Food production for the hospital has been moved to Merlin Park University Hospital.

# inspection - Monday 6 January, 2020

Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog

The Jonathan Swift Clinic in Dublin was criticised by the Mental Health Commission.

# inspection - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama CONFIRMED

Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama

We have a game.

# inspection - Monday 29 July, 2019

From The42 'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa Mudbath

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

# inspection - Friday 14 June, 2019

Inspectorate launches examination of garda anti-corruption practices

Commissioner Drew Harris last month confirmed a new anti-corruption unit will be up and running by the end of the year.

# inspection - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'Significant concerns' over infection control at Cork hospital following two superbug outbreaks

HIQA inspected the facility following the outbreaks in July and October last year.

# inspection - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí

Hiqa’s inspectors reviewed 26 files and found that in 19 of them allegations had not been appropriately notified to gardaí by social workers.

# inspection - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Concerns over accommodation standards and infection control at Limerick centre for elderly

Hiqa inspected St Ita’s Community Hospital last summer.

# inspection - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Restaurateur fined but avoids jail after obstructing inspection of his employment records

A garda explained to him that the inspector was doing his job but Xu said he did not care.

# inspection - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Concerns raised over fire safety and personal rights in Meath nursing home

Hiqa inspected the Silvergrove Nursing Home in January.

# inspection - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Leftover food and no privacy: Hiqa raises serious concerns over Dublin hospital conditions

The inspection at Cherry Orchard Hospital took place in November last year.

# inspection - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Rusty tables, foul smells and no privacy: Nursing home ordered to improve after concerning inspection

The centre provides care for the sick and aged population in Dublin.

# inspection - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints

Homeless services say the inspections are welcome, but the government’s main focus should be on ensuring families are not living long-term in hotels and B&Bs.

# inspection - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre

14 incidents of potential abuse have been identified at Stewarts Care in Dublin.

# inspection - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

# inspection - Monday 2 October, 2017

Children 'subjected to atmosphere of fear' due to issues at residential centre

A report found that improvements followed the appointment of an interim centre manager.

# inspection - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability

A report on this centre in Limerick is one of 22 Hiqa inspections that were published today.

# inspection - Friday 5 May, 2017

Gardaí want to know how many offences you can spot on this seized car

This could take a while.

# inspection - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months

No further admissions will be made to the Tusla centre until these issues are fixed.

# inspection - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'Hungry, thirsty, filthy': Woman fined €2,500 after dogs discovered in horrendous conditions

One of the dogs was missing all but two of his teeth.

# inspection - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

21 reports of abuse in a month prompts inspection of Dublin disabilities centre

Hiqa inspected Ashington Centre, Dublin 7 after reports of physical and verbal abuse of residents.

# inspection - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Children experienced "significant harm" at state-run care home

HIQA inspection found that the centre has been going through a period of crisis for a long period of time.

# inspection - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

The facility failed to meet nine out of 10 standards in a recent HIQA inspection.

# inspection - Monday 13 June, 2016

Landlords could face NCT-style checks to bring rental properties up to standard

Housing charity Threshold said some tenants are now “afraid” to complain about sub-standard accommodation.

# inspection - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Louth care centre used disabled man's money to buy cutlery, furnishings and fireplace

A report also found there were 74 reported incidents of abusive behaviour or assaults in an eight month period.

# inspection - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Detention centre puts children in isolation for smoking and bad language

The unannounced inspection of Oberstown also found issues with care planning, mediation management and training.

# inspection - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Five sexual incidents at centre for vulnerable adults investigated

Files for the patients showed no record of a capacity to make a decision on engaging in a sexual relationship.

# inspection - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Care home refused to call fire brigade following alarm as it would have cost too much

The Richmond House care home in Monkstown, south Dublin, was found to be negligent in several ways following a HIQA inspection in June.

# inspection - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again

Hiqa has warned the centre containing the home could face closure.

# inspection - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Wing part found on island is from MH370

Technical experts in France began examining the plane part today.

# inspection - Thursday 23 July, 2015

'Privacy and dignity' breached at Roscommon nursing home

Residents had little privacy, and had to be helped long distances to access wheelchair-accessible toilets.

# inspection - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

District attorney to examine balcony collapse as report blames rotten wood

Berkeley Police Department has said no criminal investigation is being carried out.

# inspection - Friday 12 June, 2015

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages

In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.

# inspection - Thursday 11 June, 2015

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of 'chemical restraint'

Hiqa has called for an urgent review of staffing levels at Cregg House in Sligo following concerns raised in three new reports.

# inspection - Friday 3 April, 2015

This nursing home has been reprimanded yet again after a FIFTH inspection

Mullinahinch House nursing home had failed to rectify old problems and had accumulated a host of new ones, according to inspectors.

# inspection - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Getting an NCT soon? 24-hour testing among changes to speed it up

More staff and new lanes are also coming on stream.

# inspection - Saturday 17 January, 2015

No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other'

The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.

# inspection - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home

Part of the report found conditions at the home to be “a significant denial of residents’ civil, legal and human rights.”

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