An internal  Health Service Executive audit report criticised governance and spending at Positive Action, however some former directors have defended the spending.

‘These women are so sick and if they got some little joy, aren’t they entitled?’

The Hepatitis virus.

Former director of Positive Action says HSE knew what money was being spent on

Carole Brennan, Evon Brennan and Rosemary Adaser, of Mixed Race Irish, who appeared before the justice committee, outside Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Group says members were deprived of food, clothing and care more than white peers

Judge Sinéad Ní Chulacháin granted a protection order, requiring the young man not to use violence against his mother or put her in fear of violence. She adjourned the ex-parte case – in which only one side is heard – to the new year when she will hear from both parties.

Weekend of unrest results in emergency domestic violence orders

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Some senior managers at the company can earn a 19 per cent top-up

Irish Water managing director John Tierney.  Dissatisfaction with the company’s communication management in particular has grown among Government members.

Senior managers can earn 19% top-up on their salaries

Judge Colin Daly: said it was “an unnecessary trespass on her person that should be remedied”.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

Orthodontists obliged to leave patients ‘dentally fit’, regulatory body says

In a groundbreaking decision made last August, Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall found the Courts Service was not justified in withholding the names of individual judges. Photograph: Alan Betson

Judges did not appeal Information Commissioner’s decision

The judges with the highest expenses in each respective court for 2012 were as follows, clockwise from top left: Judge Gerard Furlong (District Court) - €45,222; Judge Desmond Hogan (Circuit Court) - €33,698; Mr Justice Paul Gilligan (High Court) - €8,219; Mr Justice Frank Clarke (Supreme Court) - €4,387.

Highest individual claim made by District Court judge who travels to different courts

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