An Post says the stamp featuring the Malone brothers is meant to convey “the complexity of Irish identities and responses to the war and the Rising”

Two brothers, one who died fighting for the British army and the other against, have been commemorated in a stamp to mark the centenary of the Easter (...)

Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch. The proposed commission of inquiry is designed to deflect criticism before an election. Photograph: Joe Boland

Back in 2013, I quoted John Byrne, a lecturer in social care practice in Waterford Institute of Technology. He said the most common misconception abo(...)

The woman who ran a ‘foster home’ in the southeast, which is to be the focus of a commission of investigation, has denied allegations that children suffered serious sexual abuse in the house. Photograph: Getty Images

The woman who ran a “foster home” in the southeast, which is to be the focus of a commission of investigation, has denied allegations that children su(...)

A commission of investigation  will investigate allegations of serious sexual abuse and the relationship between South Eastern Health Board (SEHB), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the home

The elderly woman who ran the “foster home” in the south east which is at the centre of allegations of child abuse has said the young people who staye(...)

In keeping with the spirit of the times, Lucinda Williams’s new double-album of crafted, mostly saturnine Americana is weighed down with woe. De(...)

HSE director gereral Tony O’Brien at Leinster House, ahead of speaking to the Public Accounts Committee about the handling of abuse allegations surrounding a foster home in the southeast. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RolllingNews.ie

Three people, at a meeting in 1996, decided that a young woman with serious intellectual disabilities and who could not talk should stay in a foster h(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “She was not in a position to speak or to defend herself, and the whistleblower is clear that the most appalling acts were perpetrated in this case.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The foster father in the southeast abuse controversy contacted then minister for health Michael Noonan to have his “beloved daughter’’ kept with the f(...)

HSE director general  Tony O Brien arrives at Leinster House for a Public Accounts Committe meeting at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The HSE would not contest any claims for damages from families or individuals arising out of the manner in which they were allegedly cared for at a f(...)

 HSE director general Tony O’Brien  said Ann’s family had been encouraged to stop sending their daughter to the foster home from 2009 but were not told of the abuse concerns.

The HSE did not tell the family of a woman with severe intellectual disabilities of its concerns about a risk to her of sexual abuse at a foster home (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said a commission of investigation could run parallel with a Garda investigation.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed in the Dáil on Tuesday the Cabinet had agreed a commission of investigation into the abuse controversy in the southeast(...)