A report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) found lack of training to be a problem at the unnamed child residential facility in Dublin

Gardaí were frequently called to a child residential centre in Dublin where incidents of bullying, fire-setting and criminal behaviour were recorded, (...)

Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke heard the settlement offer had been made by Giraffe Childcare without admission of liability. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A five-year-old girl who suffered stress and psychological abuse when she attended a creche which figured in an RTÉ exposé of the mistreatment of chil(...)

Flight EI 490 left Dublin for Faro at 6.20am but proceeded to circle back to Dublin Airport and landed at 7.06am after a technical fault was discovered mid-air. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An Aer Lingus flight to Portugal was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin this morning 45 minutes after take-off. Flight EI 490 left Dublin f(...)

Former intercounty footballer John Murtagh leaving the Employment Appeals Tribunal after taking a case against Parnells GAA: he said he  “saw red” when confronting club volunteer Greg Maxwell in the bar on that occasion and an altercation ensued. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former intercounty footballer made death threats and assaulted a customer at a GAA club bar where he worked, it has been claimed at an Employment A(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan and Paul Flynn celebrate with the Sam Maguire trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The city game is edging towards greatness and the Dublin football team is claiming the teenage decade of this young century. On a slate-grey day in th(...)

Liffey Street in  Dublin city centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A man has been sent forward for trial accused of kidnapping a six-year-old boy with Down syndrome who became separated from his family in Dublin city (...)

Dublin and Kerry: since 1928 Sam Maguire has gone to Kerry 30 times but to Dublin only 10 times. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The hierarchies in football and hurling differ. Throughout the history of the small ball game, Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny have pushed ahead like (...)

Baggot Street Hospital: has an overall floor area of at least 5,600sq m (60,277sq ft). Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The distinctive redbrick Baggot Street hospital in Dublin 4 seems likely to be redeveloped as offices, a hotel or apartments following a decision by (...)

Austrian students Marie Sramek and Tanja Rosenecker were scammed out of a €550 deposit for accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Austrian students Marie Sramek and Tanya Rosenecker arrived in Ireland at the end of August, they were looking forward to a productive two months(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Mayo’s Lee Keegan shake hands after the semi-final replay: Keegan was named Opel GAA/GPA Footballer of the Month for August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The latest advocate of improved respect for referees is somewhat unexpected. Lee Keegan has tangled with authority over the past 12 months. A year ago(...)