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# inspection
Management of Covid-19 outbreak ‘chaotic and disorganised’ at Clare community hospital
The centre was found to be non-compliant under 12 different regulations.
# inspection
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.
# Deadmau5
University Hospital Galway kitchen operations suspended after dead mouse found
Food production for the hospital has been moved to Merlin Park University Hospital.
# inspection
Dublin mental health centre issued with 'critical' risk rating by watchdog
The Jonathan Swift Clinic in Dublin was criticised by the Mental Health Commission.
Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama
We have a game.
# Mudbath
'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa
The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.
# inspection
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.
# cpe
'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.
# dublin south central
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.
# St Ita's Community Hospital
Concerns over accommodation standards and infection control at Limerick centre for elderly
Hiqa inspected St Ita’s Community Hospital last summer.
# Dalkey
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
Concerns raised over fire safety and personal rights in Meath nursing home
Hiqa inspected the Silvergrove Nursing Home in January.
# Cherry Orchard
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.
# leopardstown park
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.
# crisis
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
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.
# Distress
'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre
The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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.
# hiqa inspection
'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.
# help needed
Gardaí want to know how many offences you can spot on this seized car
This could take a while.
# urgent problems
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.
# Animal Cruelty
'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.
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.
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.
# Oberstown
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.
# Housing
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.
# failed
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.
# recommendations
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.
# in care
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.
# too hot to handle
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
Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again
Hiqa has warned the centre containing the home could face closure.
# experts gather
Wing part found on island is from MH370
Technical experts in France began examining the plane part today.
# sacred heart
'Privacy and dignity' breached at Roscommon nursing home
Residents had little privacy, and had to be helped long distances to access wheelchair-accessible toilets.
# Berkeley
District attorney to examine balcony collapse as report blames rotten wood
Berkeley Police Department has said no criminal investigation is being carried out.
# Cutbacks
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.
# sedated
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.
# Monaghan
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
Getting an NCT soon? 24-hour testing among changes to speed it up
More staff and new lanes are also coming on stream.
# Cork
No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other'
The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.