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’

Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children: Judge Alan Mitchell has instructed the guardian of the children in question to refer the case to Ms Logan and Hiqa. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Judge says it is ‘unacceptable’ children had been left without an allocated social worker for three months

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