Swimmers ease their way into the icy waters at Forty Foot in Sandycove during the annual Christmas swim.  Its insurer is withdrawing its public liability cover. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Sandycove Bathers’ Association proposes ending maintenance of “Ulysses” bathing spot

Dublin District Family Court: judge Marie Quirke heard the infant’s mother was screaming and shouting at the door, was wearing her pyjamas and appeared “dishevelled”. Photograph: Stephen Collins

Baby’s clothes wet and nappy ‘bulging’, Dublin District Family Court hears

 The Dublin District Family Court at Dolphin House, East Essex Street.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Judge says psychologist’s report ‘so inexact’ it was impossible to rely on it

There were fewer than 27,000 properties listed to rent in Dublin in the first nine months of this year, compared to more than 47,000 in the same period in 2011.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Property website reports rent increase of 11 per cent on average

 Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O’Connor: said the nature of a Government redress  scheme meant “the Government is not to blame, the State did no wrong, these operations were acceptable” because the scheme offered “no accountability, no truth and no justice”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Patient Focus spokesman says it is a good scheme for women who do not want to go to court and just want to take the money and e(...)

A father  told Judge Brendan Toale at the Dublin District Family Court his son “never had problems” with access visits, but when he started reporting on events at the care home, the agency sought to reduce visits

Boy has been in care for almost two years

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald (centre)  with Dr Clíona Saidléar (left) and Anne Scully, both of  Rape Crisis Network Ireland, at theRoyal Irish Academy, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legislation will strengthen laws on grooming, pornography and harassment

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí needed to ‘refocus’ their understanding of victims. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Justice says inspectorate report shows ‘huge need for systematic change’

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: unveiled annual statistics in Dublin today. Photograph: Stephen Collins

More than one in five sexually abused under-13s had been abused by other children

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