Josaphine Feehily, chairperson of the  Policing Authority. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Policing Authority is an independent body set up to oversee the performance of An Garda Síochána. It was established on January 1st under the Gard(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Policing Authority meeting for discussions about community safety.

The Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau arrested more than 200 people in its first year of operation, the inaugural public meeting between the new (...)

The National Maternity Hospital, known as Holles Street hospital, has said the arrangement proposed by St Vincent’s would eliminate the maternity hospital as an independent entity and eliminate the “decision-making capacity at senior clinical and corporate level”, creating “unacceptable clinical risk”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A site for the new National Maternity Hospital, next to St Vincent’s University Hospital, in Dublin, was offered on the basis that there would be a si(...)

The Road Traffic Act 2010 prohibits the application of the poor box to offences that attract penalty points, including speeding, from June 1st, 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nearly 2,000 drivers were allowed to avoid convictions for speeding offences by making contributions to court poor boxes over a 27-month period, despi(...)

The snapchat vido showed James Boyle taking cocaine in a bathroom

A man who took a Snapchat video of himself snorting cocaine, while wearing a T-shirt from the Dublin restaurant in which he worked, has lost his unfai(...)

Judge Marie Quirke was told that the girls got into pyjamas as soon as they returned home to keep their school uniforms clean because clothes were not being washed

Two young teenagers were taken into emergency care after they raised the alarm about their mother who was not washing herself or leaving her bedroom a(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting on Dublin’s Sheriff Street. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There was no through traffic into Sheriff Street in Dublin at lunchtime on Thursday. Gardaí were stopping and diverting cars and preventing pedestrian(...)

Social workers can  find it difficult to keep track of families that move repeatedly from one area to another.  File photograph: Getty Images

More social workers and more resources for social workers are needed to deal with child protection, the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) has(...)

An abused teenager has said her jailed mother could never admit to wrongdoing, has not attempted to talk to her or her siblings, nor had anything to do with them for years. The sentence imposed on their mother gave her and her siblings justice, she said. File photograph: Getty Images

The eldest daughter of a woman jailed in Galway for cruelty and neglect has said social services told her to “go back” to her mother. In an interview(...)

A garda said he visited the toddler’s home with social workers from Tusla  last month. He found the toddler in dirty clothes and with greasy hair, sitting on the floor with toys everywhere. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A toddler taken into emergency care last month was returned to her mother last night after the Child and Family Agency withdrew an application for an (...)