The Mountjoy Prison reception wing. Prison officers have claimed a prisoner who recently stabbed staff in Mountjoy was given €65 and a birthday cake just days after lashing out at the two officers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Security measures for prison officers dealing with violent inmates are to be heightened to include the wearing of stab-proof vests.Minister for Justic(...)

Bishop of Killaloe Kieran O’Reilly announced he was delaying introduction of the diaconate following strong protests. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

An estimated 200 people, mainly women but including clergy, attended a meeting at the Clare Inn in Dromoland Co Clare last night at what was intended (...)

 Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny
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