A case over alleged breaches of childcare regulations by Giraffe creche in Stepaside was struck out by the Dublin District Court yesterday after a judge ruled the Child and Family Agency did not have legal standing to bring the prosecution.

Prosecutions by the Child and Family Agency against creches over the welfare of children – as well as individuals accused of abusing young people – ha(...)

Joanna Witkowska (34) was the deputy manager of the Giraffe crèche in Stepaside when two toddlers wandered out of the gate  and were found unharmed next to a stream. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A charge of wilful neglect against a crèche worker after two toddlers wandered out of an open playground gate at the Giraffe crèche in Stepaside in Du(...)

Bernard Daly leaving Dublin District Court yesterday. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A former executive at Anglo Irish Bank is to stand trial on revenue charges. Bernard Daly (65), Collins Avenue West, Dublin, appeared in court yesterd(...)

Bernard Daly leaving Dublin District Court today. Photograph: Collins.

A former executive at Anglo Irish Bank is to stand trial on revenue charges.Bernard Daly (65) with an address at Collins Avenue West, in north Dublin,(...)

Judge seeks undertaking force will not take disciplinary proceedings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A judge has criticised Garda authorities after hearing they might now bring internal disciplinary proceedings against a garda after prosecuting him fo(...)

Oil engineering firm Kentz has received interest from several potential buyers.

Amec, a UK oil engineering company, has made an approach to buy Clonmel-founded company Kentz for as much as £680 million (€800 million) to expand (...)

Donegal-born Hugh O’Donnell in a digger on his  illegal dump in Berkshire. His dump site was the size of five football pitches.

An Irishman who was given the longest-ever jail sentence for illegal dumping in Britain two years ago has been sentenced to a further three years in j(...)

A former priest (62), who was extradited from Britain to stand trial on 34 child sex abuse charges, has been remanded in custody by a court i(...)