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# inspections - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Zero notices issued to employers following 800 back-to-work Covid-19 checks

Labour TD Ged Nash expressed concern about the figures this afternoon.

# inspections - Saturday 23 May, 2020

A €20m budget and just 67 field inspectors: Is the HSA up to the task of policing the Covid reopening?

Success in re-opening in Ireland is relying on community transmission of Covid-19 not to rise sharply again.

# inspections - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Unacceptable': Mental health centres providing care for vulnerable people allowed to operate without regulations

The Mental Health Commission found there were continuing breaches of human rights in many centres.

# inspections - Monday 11 March, 2019

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds

Hiqa published an overview of the inspection and monitoring activity of eight care centres.

# inspections - Monday 3 December, 2018

Aer Lingus 'dismayed' at 'small subset' of staff who do not behave in an exemplary manner

SIPTU is to contact Aer Lingus over roll-out of CCTV in staff areas due to missing stock.

# inspections - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Over 1,000 inspections carried out by Welfare to detect 'bogus self employment'

More inspections are to be carried out in the near future.

# inspections - Friday 20 April, 2018

No door locks and 'risk of abuse': Serious concerns with many 24-hour mental health homes

Residents were unable to lock their bedroom doors in 77% of the 43 inspections.

# inspections - Monday 16 April, 2018

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat

Stewart Care Limited provides residential centres for people with disabilities.

# inspections - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

# inspections - Sunday 14 January, 2018

There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year

The jump in the figures over the last year is largely attributed to the public awareness campaign rolled out by the Department of Communications.

# inspections - 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.

# inspections - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

# inspections - Monday 11 September, 2017

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

# inspections - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Residents at disability centre spat at and under constant threat of aggression

An inspection from Hiqa found a number of issues at Broadleaf Manor in Kildare.

# inspections - Monday 13 March, 2017

Cockroaches, raw sewage, and a live rodent - here's why Irish food businesses were shut down in 2016

62 Irish restaurants and takeaways were shut last year for an awful lot of different reasons.

# inspections - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Shocking and dangerous': HSA funding for workplace safety initiatives cut by almost a half

The number of inspections carried out by the HSA have taken a sharp decline in recent years.

# inspections - Monday 11 July, 2016

HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism

It follows Hiqa inspections at centres in Meath, Wexford and Kildare.

# inspections - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Rent in Dublin? Huge increase in amount of work needed in rented properties

One councillor said people are putting up with sub-standard conditions just to have a roof over their heads.

# inspections - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...

Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.

# inspections - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Thousands of rentals in Dublin aren't good enough to pass council inspections

Out of the 5,984 rentals inspected, 5,228 were served with enforcement notices.

# inspections - Friday 10 October, 2014

Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital

The breach in recommended practice took place at a hospital in Laois.

# inspections - Friday 25 July, 2014

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

# inspections - Friday 27 June, 2014

Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care

Non compliance was found in some areas relating to hazard identification and risk assessment.

# inspections - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'

The Inspectorate of Mental Health Services found some of the hostels “too big”.

# inspections - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

# inspections - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Windows in rented accommodation are not inspected for safety

The Dublin City Coroner has called for mandatory safety catches, but local authorities don’t inspect windows, it has been revealed.

# inspections - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time

Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.

# inspections - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

HSE to close children's unit following inspection

A report by HIQA found that a Monaghan care unit did not have adequate fire safety procedures in place, leading to a decision to close it.

# inspections - Friday 21 June, 2013

Maternity unit and patient equipment at Tipperary hospital are unclean

The Health Information and Quality Authority has carried out inspections on five hospitals with South Tipperary General Hospital coming in for particularly strong criticism.

# inspections - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns

Also attending the meeting will be the CEO of the Child and Family Support Agency and representatives from Early Childhood Ireland.

# inspections - Friday 26 April, 2013

Uncleanliness led to serious risks for patients at Sligo Hospital

HIQA inspectors identified a number of specific issues that present “immediate serious risks” to patients.

# inspections - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

New child protection inspections to bring Ireland in line with international standards

The inspections will see the State’s children and families services subject to independent inspection and monitoring for the first time.

# inspections - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.

# inspections - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Figures show scale of non-compliance with food labelling and traceability

The figures were released over the past year and also indicate how many prosecutions took place.

# inspections - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Doctors will be subject to random inspections under new rules

Medical Council inspectors will visit doctors wherever they need assurances about the standard of care offered to patients.

# inspections - Thursday 1 September, 2011

HIQA inspectors forced to buy food for nursing home residents

Residents of the now-closed Avondale Nursing Home in Kilkenny were without essentials including milk and bread.

# inspections - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Surprise! Secondary teachers to face unannounced inspections

Currently teachers receive advance warning of an inspector’s visit, but this is set to change.