Patrick Barry (80), of Well Road ,Kilkee, Co Clare, has been found guilty on 59 counts of indecent assault against 11 primary school girls between 1964 and 1985 at the two-teacher Moyasta school in west Clare.

Patrick Barry (80), from Kilkee, Co Clare, convicted on 59 counts between 1964 and 1985

The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Four council chief executives have salaries exceeding €150,000

Judge accuses teen of breathtaking arrogance and ignorance

The Reception and Integration Agency last year spent €82,612 flying home destitute foreign nationals. Photograph: Getty Images

Reception and Integration Agency spent €27,000 on ‘nappies and miscellaneous’ items for asylum seekers

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan:   said  new figures show guardians ad litem legal fees total €3.14 million for the year to date.     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Head of service at Barnardos describes system as ‘chaotic’ and calls for regulation

A file photograph of Margaretta Darcy protesting at the Women’s No To War Camp at Shannon Airport in 2003. She has been given a two week suspended sentence for making an unauthorised incursion into Shannon airport last September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Judge offers to suspend sentence if anti-war activist (80) agrees to enter into bond

Pet crematorium: plans for a pet disposal unit in Meath are meeting with objections.

Woman objects to her brother’s plans for animal crematorium with asthma fears for her daughter

Judge Patrick Durcan said: “What is truly shocking is here we have a child being paid money by the [Department of Social Protection] of a very considerable amount from the age of 16 to enable him to fund his drug habit.”

Judge Patrick Durcan says report on 17-year-old ‘shocking’

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