The HIQA report found that over 12 months ten foster placements had ended abruptly in an unplanned manner

Concerns over HIQA report into foster care

12 Feb An advocacy group for children in care has expressed concern at HIQA's finding that about one quarter of placements arranged last year by the Fresh Start Fostering Service ended abruptly and in an unplanned way.

Issue of abortion has long divided opinion in Northern Ireland

Stormont rejects abortion reform proposal

11 Feb Following a four-hour debate, members of Northern Ireland's Assembly last night rejected a proposal to allow abortions in cases where the foetus has no chance of survival outside the womb.

Inpatient and day case waiting lists both show a slight increase

Increase in hospital waiting lists

11 Feb There has been a small increase in hospital waiting lists, according to the latest figures for January, from the National Treatment Purchase Fund.

The election is to find a replacement for Eddie Downey

News in Brief

08 Feb A round-up of other national and international news.

A man fled the scene with an undisclosed sum of cash

News in Brief

05 Feb A round-up of other domestic and international stories.

Actions were revealed in an RTÉ Investigations Unit report in July 2015

Two senior St Vincent's hospital staff dismissed

02 Feb Two senior staff members who were employed at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin in the purchasing and procurement department have been dismissed, the hospital has confirmed to RTÉ News.

Tony O'Brien said he had received a copy of some correspondence from the PAC

O'Brien to meet PAC over foster home abuse scandal

29 Jan The whistle-blower at the centre of the foster home abuse scandal in the South-East has welcomed the decision of the HSE's Director General Tony O'Brien to attend a Public Accounts Committee hearing on the matter.

Ms Chan has called a WHO emergency committee meeting for next week

Zika virus spreading explosively - WHO chief

28 Jan The Zika virus, which has been blamed for a surge in birth defects in Central and South America, is "spreading explosively", the World Health Organisation's chief has said.