Judge  Eugene O’Kelly who today remanded a woman on continuing bail for alleged child neglect and cruelty.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) likely to cause unnecessary suffering/injury to the children’s health or seriously affect their well(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton outside government buildings earlier this month. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) would benefit 415,000 households.The Minister said this included people over age 70, people with a child(...)

‘We need strong vision, less spinning,’ Archbiship Diarmuid Martin  said at the launch of the Crosscare report. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

(...) unsuited, except for emergency accommodation, because of health and safety standards.” Abuse survivors(...)

File photo dated May 31st, 2012, of Peaches Geldof. Photograph: PA.

(...) hearing.His father, Keith, had seen Geldof when he dropped the younger child home to her and did not(...)

Mothers-to-be who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist has said. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

(...), according to Britain’s National Health Service.Now new research from China has found that those who have an(...)

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing showed that almost 80 per cent of Irish people over 50 are either obese or overweight – nature or nurture? Photograph: Press Association.

(...) obese. Last month it was the Health Research Board report that showed 75 per cent of all alcohol(...)

Parents in Britain will be prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter being cut, and all victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) will get lifelong anonymity, British prime minister David Cameron will say today.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

(...) international efforts to end FGM and child marriage, new measures will be announced aimed at ending the(...)

Anne Ferris: “Where other sisters in our age group have shared experiences and a shared family history, we have just had a very long, long gap in our lives . . . We look very alike but so far that’s the only aspect of our lives that we share.”

(...) historian Catherine Corless, whose research into 796 child deaths in the home in Tuam, Galway sparked(...)

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion (€17 billion) in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...), claiming the company conspired to conceal the health dangers and addictive nature of its products(...)

Léan, almost four years old, with her grandmother Eilís Dillon (right) and her aunt Máire, in 1978

(...) serenity with a passionate drive to articulate the truth as she saw it. As a small child I watched her(...)