Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the partially reinstated bonus will help people meet additional costs at Christmas. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 1.2 million social welfare recipients are to begin receiving their partially-reinstated Christmas bonuses this week.Recipients will get a bo(...)

Dublin District Family Court heard the boy was well cared for by the foster parents and presented as a happy child. Photograph: Alan Betson

An interim care order has been granted at the Dublin District Family Court for an infant with complex disabilities whose parents “disengaged” from his(...)

Judge’s direction part of an order granting primary care of two boys to their father on an interim basis. Photograph: Reuters

Two young boys at the centre of a custody case are not to have their mobile phones after 7pm, a judge at the Dublin Circuit Family Court has ruled.Ord(...)

Michael Noonan was diagnosed with sarcoma earlier this year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is to open Ireland’s first conference on sarcoma this week.Earlier this year, the Minister was diagnosed with the (...)

Judge Brendan Toale heard at the Dublin District Family Court that the missing  teenager had fathered a child and was seeking access to the infant through the courts. Photograph: Frank Miller

A teenager in the care of the State has been missing since last week, the Dublin District Family Court has been told.The boy was put out of his most r(...)

 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

The bathers’ association based at the well-known Forty Foot swimming spot in Dublin is to consider its future after its insurer withdrew its public(...)

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

An emergency care order was granted yesterday for an infant whose parents refused to let a garda and social worker into their home. The infant (...)

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

A father who claimed access to his son in care was reduced after the boy made allegations of malpractice against his care home, has been granted fortn(...)

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

Fewer than 5,400 properties were available to rent nationwide on November 1st, the lowest number since 2007, according to a quarterly report from pro(...)

 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

More than 80 per cent of a group representing some of the women subjected to the medical procedure symphysiotomy have voted to reject a Government re(...)