The HSE said there is a lead-in time to the recruitment of new staff, particularly for scarce clinical staff

HSE requires 'significant extra investment'

31 Aug HSE Director General Tony O' Brien has said frontline health services require significant extra investment "to begin to repair the impact of six to seven years of austerity and move towards acceptable levels of service".

Love heart shaped cakes in a Delhi bakery

FDA approves 'female Viagra' in US

19 Aug The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from US health regulators last night, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol.

A 2011 HSE report recommended that the thousands living in such large institutional settings should be moved

€240m needed to re-accommodate disabled

16 Aug The HSE has said it will need €240m in new capital funding to fully meet the new accommodation needs of almost 3,000 people with disabilities currently in controversial congregated settings.

The HSE said plans are in place to ensure that there is no disruption in service to residents

Three Áras Attracta staff members put off duty

14 Aug The HSE has said that as part of its ongoing investigation into Áras Attracta following an RTÉ Investigations Unit report, three members of the nursing staff have been put off duty with pay.

The residential unit is on a campus run by St Patrick's Centre Kilkenny Limited

HIQA: 'Rodent traps' in centre's dining room

12 Aug Independent watchdog HIQA has found a Kilkenny residential centre for highly dependent people with intellectual disabilities is understaffed, unclean and ineffectively protected against fire.

The condition is tested for at birth with the heel prick test

Calls for HSE to supply PKU drug for children

10 Aug Parents of children who suffer from a rare genetic disorder are calling on the HSE to cover the cost of a drug which they say would be life changing for those with the condition.

The HSE has suspended 17 Áras Attracta workers to date

Four more Áras Attracta staff being investigated

10 Aug Four more employees at the controversial Áras Attracta home for people with intellectual disabilities are to be being investigated by the HSE-commissioned probe into alleged abuse at the facility.

An undercover report by the RTÉ Investigations Unit in December 2014 showed some residents at a unit in Áras Attracta being abused

HSE 'disappointed' by notice over Áras Attracta

06 Aug The HSE said it is disappointed with the news HIQA has issued the Áras Attracta facility for people with learning disabilities in Co Mayo with notice of a proposal to cancel the registration of one of its centres.