An independent report has said St Michael's House must accept a substantial share of responsibility for inadequate care given to a 60-year-old man who died after being transferred to the Leas Cross nursing home.

The Hynes report was commissioned by the Health Service Executive.

It says the late Peter McKenna, who had Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, was placed alone in an upstairs bedroom in Leas Cross where there was just one nurse on night duty.

The report said it could find no evidence that St Michael's House explored the possibility of hospital or hospice care.