Listen closely and you might hear the sucking sound of aspic sealing as you sit down on a padded dining chair in Hunter’s Hotel. Tuck the heavy lin(...)

Progress in child safeguarding remains ‘slower’ for religious congregations and missionary societies, the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog has found. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Progress in child safeguarding remains “slower” for religious congregations and missionary societies, the Catholic Church's child protection watchd(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly entered judgment at the Commercial Court yesterday against John McGee, with an address at Drynam Road, Swords, Co Dublin. A solicitor for Mr McGee said he was consenting to judgment.

The National Assets Management Agency has secured €5.4 million judgment orders against a Dublin businessman arising from loans and guara(...)

The Broadlough is an oasis of watery calm just off a busy stretch of the M11 motorway between Rathnew village and Wicklow town. Despite the name, this(...)

Three of the creches mentioned in RTÉ’s Prime Time programme: Giraffe Childcare and Early Learning Centre, Belarmine, near Stepaside, Dublin (top); Little Harvard, Rathnew, Co Wicklow, (centre) and Links Childcare, Abington Wood, Malahide. Photograph: Colin Keegan and Garry O’Neill

Creches and pre-schools in some parts of the country have not been inspected by authorities for up to four years, despite hundreds of complaints fr(...)

RTE’s Prime Time investigation into the standards of childcare in the country’s crèches heard claims that youngsters had been treated like “rag dolls”. Photograph: Getty Images

RTE’s Prime Time investigation into the standards of childcare in the country’s crèches heard claims that youngsters had been treated like “rag dolls”(...)

Links, which runs the Abington creche in Malahide, Dublin, said parents and staff “affected by recent events” could attend the psychologist

A Dublin creche involved in an RTÉ investigation into alleged mistreatment of children has employed a psychologist to counsel parents who may have bee(...)

 Links Childcare at Abington Wood. Photograph: Picture Colin Keegan, Collins

The Government is to fast-track childcare reforms which will allow parents to see inspection reports into the(...)

The Giraffe Childcare and Early learning Centre, Belarmine, near Stepaside, Dublin. It said “clear evidence of inappropriate conduct in caring for young children by a particular staff member, who has already been suspended” had been uncovered and filmed during an investigation by an undercover reporter.

A south Dublin creche has admitted “unacceptable conduct” by one of its staff in the way in which they dealt with children in their care. (...)

The Wexford-New Ross N25 road.

The Coalition has given the go-ahead for a €215 million bypass of New Ross in Co Wexford. The 16km dual carriageway, to(...)