The Irish Housekeepers Association (IHSA) is the national body that oversees the care of Ireland’s elderly.
It also oversees the health and safety of the nation’s oldest and most vulnerable citizens.
This includes the care and carer of elderly people and those who are disabled.
In 2014, the IHSA’s president was charged with “serious misconduct” in relation to the care his organisation was providing to an elderly couple.
The charge was dropped in April but in July 2017, the organisation’s president, Dermot Gartland, was arrested and charged with four counts of misconduct and four counts forgery.
In December 2016, the Independent TD and former Minister for Social Protection Mary Mitchell O’Connor was found to have committed a criminal offence after she was accused of failing to declare that she had paid for a bed at a nursing home.
She was charged by the Health Service Executive (HSE) with “maliciously misusing her official position and financial resources” in connection with the allegations.
The HSE was also investigated by the Irish Criminal Justice Service (ICDS).
In January 2017, a report by the Dáil Public Accounts Committee concluded that O’Conner was “unfit to hold office” and recommended her removal from office.
The committee also called for a criminal investigation into the allegations and the dismissal of her from the Dail.
In April 2017, an Irish Court of Appeal found that the IHMSA could not be removed from office because of its alleged mismanagement of care for elderly people.
On September 7, 2017, O’Connell was charged again with misconduct.
This time, the DIB was found guilty of misconduct.
In the Dib’s report, the investigation said that O”Connell had breached the duty to disclose in his conduct of his role as president of the association.”
The DIB found that OConnell had failed to disclose that his firm, Phelan House Care Ltd, had paid a sum of €40,000 for a €50,000 bed. “
In particular, the evidence demonstrated that the Association’s failure to disclose payments for the care provided by the association was a breach of the Act.”
The DIB found that OConnell had failed to disclose that his firm, Phelan House Care Ltd, had paid a sum of €40,000 for a €50,000 bed.
In 2016, a DIB investigation found that another housekeeper had been paid a €3,000 advance for the use of the bed.
The DIC’s report said that the association had not disclosed the payment to the DMI.
The DIB said that it had asked for the charges to be reduced and the case to be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
The DMI is Ireland’s national police service.
It is understood that the CPS will not consider the charges against O’Coynor.
On August 1, the Irish Times reported that a new investigation into allegations of fraud had been launched into the care that the organisation provided to the elderly in its care homes.
It is understood the investigation was carried out by the independent Carers Alliance and that the investigation is now being conducted by the Independent Police Review Agency (IPRA).
The Irish Times quoted a spokesperson for the IHCAs president, Peter O’Neill, as saying that the new investigation would be completed by the end of the year.
“The new independent inquiry into the Irish Home Care Services is ongoing and will focus on all aspects of the care work that was provided to our seniors.
We look forward to getting to the bottom of all this,” he said.”
We believe that we have all the evidence to substantiate all allegations, including that that the Irish home care workers were paid an advance for their use of a bed.
This has been investigated by a separate, independent investigation.”
However, the CPS is not the only agency to investigate the care services provided by Irish Housekeeps.
In July 2017 the Independent TDs and former minister for social protection Mary Mitchell-O’Connor were charged with two counts of gross misconduct in relation with the care they were providing to the Irish elderly.
In June 2018, the O’Connors were charged and convicted of a separate fraud and bribery scheme.
In August 2018, an O’Hare Airport security guard was charged and sentenced to two years in jail for allegedly misusing his position to secure a €2.6m loan from a company that was controlled by the IRA.
In January 2019, the Garda Siochana accused an Irish Housekeeper of fraud and corruption.
In October 2018, it was reported that the Department of Health was investigating allegations that the care home care provided to Irish elderly people was “inadequate” and was in breach of “health and safety standards”.
In March 2019, it emerged that the health authority was investigating claims that a woman who worked as a carer for a senior citizen had been treated with “inappropriate treatment”.
In July 2019, there was an investigation into an allegation of