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#INspections

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable': Mental health centres providing care for vulnerable people allowed to operate without regulations Mental Health Commission

'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.

From TheJournal.ie More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds Stewarts Care

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds

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

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus 'dismayed' at 'small subset' of staff who do not behave in an exemplary manner INspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 inspections carried out by Welfare to detect 'bogus self employment' Social Welfare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie No door locks and 'risk of abuse': Serious concerns with many 24-hour mental health homes INspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat HIQA

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat

Stewart Care Limited provides residential centres for people with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers HIQA

'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.

From TheJournal.ie There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year Pay Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches Working 9 To 5

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.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals Safety

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

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

From TheJournal.ie Residents at disability centre spat at and under constant threat of aggression Kildare

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cockroaches, raw sewage, and a live rodent - here's why Irish food businesses were shut down in 2016 Deep Clean Needed

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocking and dangerous': HSA funding for workplace safety initiatives cut by almost a half Do More With Less

'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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism HIQA

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rent in Dublin? Huge increase in amount of work needed in rented properties Serious Issue

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.

From TheJournal.ie Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner... INspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of rentals in Dublin aren't good enough to pass council inspections INspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital Mental Health

Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital

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

From TheJournal.ie Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found Disability Services

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

From TheJournal.ie Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care Care

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care' Vision For Change

Mental health services still show signs of 'institutional care'

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

From TheJournal.ie Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats Crimea

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.

From TheJournal.ie Windows in rented accommodation are not inspected for safety INspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time Weapons Inspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to close children's unit following inspection HIQA

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.

From TheJournal.ie Maternity unit and patient equipment at Tipperary hospital are unclean HIQA Inspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns INspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie Uncleanliness led to serious risks for patients at Sligo Hospital Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie New child protection inspections to bring Ireland in line with international standards Child Protection

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure Septic Tanks

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.

From TheJournal.ie Figures show scale of non-compliance with food labelling and traceability Labelling

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.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors will be subject to random inspections under new rules INspections

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.

From TheJournal.ie HIQA inspectors forced to buy food for nursing home residents Nursing Homes

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.

From TheJournal.ie Surprise! Secondary teachers to face unannounced inspections Teachers

Surprise! Secondary teachers to face unannounced inspections

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