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#INspections

# inspections - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds
# INspections
# INspections

Sensitive patient records were left exposed on wards at mental health facility in Dublin, report finds

Oct 28th 2020, 4:42 PM 18,334 Views 11 Comments

Two residents’ clinical files were left on the nurses’ station unattended and a filing cabinet was left unlocked.

# inspections - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'

Sep 17th 2020, 2:24 PM 30,029 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.

# inspections - Friday 7 August, 2020

Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly
# Testing
# Testing

Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 7:20 PM 51,371 Views 76 Comments

The meat industry today said there have been a high proportion of asymptomatic positive cases among workers.

# inspections - Saturday 25 July, 2020

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections
# INspections
# INspections

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections

Jul 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,561 Views 54 Comments

No inspections of centres have taken place since late March due to Covid-19.

# inspections - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 9th 2020, 6:00 PM 43,947 Views 14 Comments

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?
# INspections
# INspections

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

May 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,768 Views 57 Comments

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
# Mental Health Commission
# Mental Health Commission

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

Jul 25th 2019, 10:53 AM 8,038 Views 6 Comments

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
# Stewarts Care
# Stewarts Care

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds

Mar 11th 2019, 11:49 AM 10,644 Views 2 Comments

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
# INspections
# INspections

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 8:16 AM 30,448 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Aug 4th 2018, 6:30 AM 40,020 Views 19 Comments

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
# INspections
# INspections

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

Apr 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 9,153 Views 18 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat

Apr 16th 2018, 1:55 PM 13,993 Views 11 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

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

Apr 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,839 Views 5 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

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

Jan 14th 2018, 9:45 AM 20,770 Views 88 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints

Nov 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 10,441 Views 9 Comments

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
# Working 9 To 5
# Working 9 To 5

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

Nov 4th 2017, 7:30 AM 17,687 Views 19 Comments

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
# Safety
# Safety

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

Sep 11th 2017, 10:15 AM 20,383 Views 17 Comments

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
# Kildare
# Kildare

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

Aug 10th 2017, 10:06 AM 17,271 Views 28 Comments

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
# Deep Clean Needed
# Deep Clean Needed

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

Mar 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 41,333 Views 25 Comments

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
# Do More With Less
# Do More With Less

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

Sep 5th 2016, 6:10 AM 9,124 Views 20 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

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

Jul 11th 2016, 7:52 PM 20,054 Views 21 Comments

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
# Serious Issue
# Serious Issue

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

Nov 12th 2015, 6:05 AM 15,224 Views 58 Comments

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...
# INspections
# INspections

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

Jul 28th 2015, 5:06 PM 9,655 Views 14 Comments

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
# INspections
# INspections

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

Oct 21st 2014, 11:16 AM 10,225 Views 27 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital

Oct 10th 2014, 10:15 PM 16,385 Views 38 Comments

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
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

Jul 25th 2014, 3:14 PM 12,387 Views 37 Comments

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

# inspections - Friday 27 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 27th 2014, 2:42 PM 4,145 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Vision For Change
# Vision For Change

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'

Jun 24th 2014, 10:34 AM 3,816 Views 4 Comments

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
# Crimea
# Crimea

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

Mar 8th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,223 Views 89 Comments

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
# INspections
# INspections

Windows in rented accommodation are not inspected for safety

Jan 7th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,056 Views 20 Comments

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
# Weapons Inspections
# Weapons Inspections

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time

Oct 27th 2013, 2:00 PM 4,227 Views 36 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

HSE to close children's unit following inspection

Oct 8th 2013, 12:31 PM 12,627 Views 62 Comments

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
# HIQA Inspections
# HIQA Inspections

Maternity unit and patient equipment at Tipperary hospital are unclean

Jun 21st 2013, 11:30 AM 4,992 Views 10 Comments

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
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# INspections

Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns

Jun 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,245 Views 9 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Uncleanliness led to serious risks for patients at Sligo Hospital

Apr 26th 2013, 7:09 PM 7,275 Views 31 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Feb 26th 2013, 6:50 AM 3,289 Views 4 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

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

Feb 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,699 Views 59 Comments

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
# Labelling
# Labelling

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

Feb 6th 2013, 2:22 PM 5,838 Views 10 Comments

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
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# INspections

Doctors will be subject to random inspections under new rules

Jan 31st 2012, 10:08 AM 1,422 Views 7 Comments

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
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

HIQA inspectors forced to buy food for nursing home residents

Sep 1st 2011, 8:47 AM 1,538 Views 7 Comments

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

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