CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
7 - 9 SEPTEMBER
'Inside Bungalow 3’ by the RTÉ Investigations Unit examined the standards of care at the Áras Attracta Care Home in Co. Mayo, Ireland, which is a residential care facility for adults with intellectual disabilities. The programme demonstrated several very serious examples of substandard care much of which was described as “abuse” by care experts. The facility is now the subject of investigations by the Health Service Executive, and the Health Information and Quality Authority, which has responsibility for regulating and inspecting care facilities. A criminal investigation by the Irish police force is nearing completion.