Sandra Higgins (34) of The Beeches, Drumgola Wood, Cavan town, denies the charge. Photograph: Court Collins.

A child-minder is to go on trial for a second time next May accused of causing serious harm to a ten-month-old baby. Registered child-minder Sandra Hi(...)

In 1975, Cardinal Seán Brady conducted canonical investigations into allegations by two teenage boys of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Hearing Cardinal Seán Brady’s evidence to the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was to be reminded of a damning conclusion in Judge Yvonn(...)

Sandra Higgins at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins.

The jury in the trial of a childminder charged with assaulting a 10-month-old baby has failed to reach a verdict. Judge Patricia Ryan has discharged t(...)

Gardaí knew about the activities of paedophile priest Brendan Smyth (right) in the early 1970s, Northern Ireland’s Historical Abuse Inquiry has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Gardaí knew about the activities of paedophile priest Brendan Smyth in the early 1970s, Northern Ireland’s Historical Abuse Inquiry has heard. Confide(...)

The inquiry is looking at  how the Catholic Church and Norbertine Order failed the children abused by Brendan Smyth.

Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth wrote an angry letter from prison to the late Cardinal Cahal Daly to deny that his sexual abuse of boys and girls had (...)

File photograph of former abbot of the Norbertine Order and Brendan Smyth’s superior, Kevin Smith, who told police he did not realise at the time that paedophilia was a crime.

The former abbot of the Kilnacrott Norbertine Abbey in Co Cavan, Kevin Smith, has been accused of telling lies about his knowledge of when Fr Brend(...)

Sandra Higgins (34) has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby at her home. Photograph: Court Collins

The jury will begin deliberating in the trial of a child-minder charged with assaulting a 10-month-old baby on Wednesday. Registered child-minder Sand(...)

Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth wrote to the late Cardinal Cahal Daly from prison to deny that his sexual abuse of boys and girls had caused serious damage to the Catholic Church. Photograph: Pacemaker

Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth wrote to the late Cardinal Cahal Daly from prison to deny that his sexual abuse of boys and girls had caused serious d(...)

Retired Archbishop of Armagh Cardinal Sean Brady, who as far back as 1975 heard allegations of sexual abuse against the late  Fr Brendan Smyth, is to give evidence at the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry in Banbridge, Co Down on Thursday. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Retired Archbishop of Armagh Cardinal Sean Brady has stated there was a culture of “secrecy and silence” in the Catholic Church which believed issues (...)

Sandra Higgins at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

A UK neuropathologist has told the trial of a child-minder charged with assaulting a baby that shaken baby syndrome has no scientific validation. Regi(...)