The Department of the Environment has announced funding to community development partnerships  in Ballymun, Fingal and Rathmines/Pembroke in Dublin, as well as in Connemara and Waterford, would end on April 1st. Among the services they provide are meals-on-wheels and home repairs for the elderly. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

CDP funding to end in Ballymun, Fingal, Rathmines/Pembroke, Connemara and Waterford

Dublin Corporation was the only local authority to retain its ambulance service in 1970 when, under the Health Act, others relinquished theirs to the new health boards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade, in existence since 1898, could be set to lose its ambulance section

Enjoying coffee and a chat at Tír na nÓg Coffee shop in the Ballymun shopping centre at the weekend, before the cafe closed down. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Only five shops still trading in intended commercial centre of regenerated area

Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland called for the findings of Beaumont’s investigation to be made public. Photograph: The Irish Times

Advocates for elderly and nursing representatives critical of ‘ill-equipped’ settings

Vast majority of undocumented migrants entered the State legally

Brigid Quilligan, director of the Irish Traveller Movement, outside the Four Courts yesterday. She said the judgment showed “discrimination [was] very alive and well”. Photograph: Courts/Collins

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says the decision demands a response from the State

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Global rights organisation calls on governments to do more to support those fleeing violence

Draft Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. With regard to the PLDPA and the accompanying guidance, Amnesty says: “Neither . . . provided sufficient assistance to medical professionals in assessing when a pregnancy posed a risk to life, or adequately protected the rights of the pregnant woman or girl”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Accompanying guidance published by the Department of Health also criticised

A file image of  Mary Stokes who challenged the admissions policy of the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Collins

Traveller claimed rule giving preference to children of past pupils was discriminatory

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