William McDermott, (72), Adare, Co Limerick, leaving Limerick Circuit Court. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

An elderly patient who left hospital to get ice cream was “thrown into the air like a bowling pin” after he was struck by a vehicle and killed while c(...)

Judge Carroll Moran said Oliver  Haskett, a father of four, was guilty of a breach of trust and the fact he had abused his own child was a further breach of this trust.
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A 61-year-old man who subjected his young daughter to years of sexual abuse has avoided a prison sentence after she indicated she did not wish to see (...)

Moynalty has won this year’s Tidy Towns competition. Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan announced the results in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Department of the Environment

Moynalty, Co Meath has won the overall title of Ireland’s tidiest town. The announcement was made by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan wh(...)

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