In 2012, 40 requests related to child pornography, 17 to child sexual assault or rape

New guidelines have been published to ensure migrant workers in embassies are paid minimum wage. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Migrants group welcomes move on wages and conditions but says enforcement may prove problematic

Clarification from the Department of Education is required before students will know  whether they can be transferred to other approved language schools.

English in Dublin became the seventh English language school to close since April

Positive Action’s members were mainly women who contracted Hepatitis C from blood from the  Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Positive Action had debts of €107,000 when it went into liquidation in April

The briefing documents, prepared for Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, reveal that €71.6 million in cash has now been received. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

€71.6 million in cash and €4.4 in property-related payments received to date

Construction hard hats left on metal building poles on the roof of a new multi-storey building in the sprawling Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit, in the West Bank,  after the Palestinian workers left for the day yesterday. The US and European states have  protested to Israel over its plan to appropriate  1,000 acres of land belonging to Palestinian villages in the Gush Etzion area, and declare that state lands. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Israeli ambassador says 1,000 appropriated acres are of ‘emotional importance for all Israelis’

Volunteers with the Inner City Helping the Homeless group speaking to a homeless man in Dublin city centre earlier this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Daisyhouse says shortage of long-term facilities shows national policy not working

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