Louise O’Keeffe took a successful case to the European Court of Human Rights over her abuse in a national school in Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Collins Courts

A solicitor representing claimants against the state who suffered sexual abused in primary school has described the Government’s settlement offer as “(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: ‘the worst possible Christmas present’

The compensation package announced by the state for people who were sexually abused in schools has been described by Louise O’Keeffe as “the worst pos(...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Court

Only a small minority of people who were sexually abused in schools are set to receive compensation from the State under a settlement deal that will c(...)

Panti Bliss - aka Rory O’Neill - with Stephen Fry at the Rehab People of the Year awards. Photograph: Zara Zhuang/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill - aka Panti Blis - and Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and John Wilson were among the winners of the 2014 People of the Year Awards.O(...)

 Louise O’Keeffe, who pursued her case to the European Court of Human Rights.  Photograph: Garrett White/ Collins Court

It’s a road Louise O’Keeffe could scarcely have imagined she would end up travelling when she set off as a five year old to Dunderrow National School (...)

Child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keefe was I said it was a positive meeting with Enda Kenny overall, as he pledged tghatCabinet would make a decision before Christmas on whether the state is going to continue to fight claims by people abused while attending primary school.

Child sex abuse survivor, Louise O’Keeffe has welcomed a pledge from Taoiseach, Enda Kenny that the Cabinet will make a decision before Christmas on w(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman: was sharply critical. Photograph: Eric Luke

If good fences make good neighbours Mr Justice Hardiman was at his neighbourly best speaking at a conference on judges, politics and the Irish Constit(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed his commitment to meeting with child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe after she challenged him to meet her to discuss the Government’s delay in enacting child protection legislation in primary schools.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed his commitment to meeting with child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe after she challenged him to meet her to dis(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman:  said it was  up to the European Court of Human Rights to clarify if had abandoned the principal of subsidiarity or if the O’Keeffe judgment was simply an “outlier”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A senior judge has warned the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg may be exceeding its own powers by taking on cases that have not been full(...)

Dr Geoffrey Shannon: he champions a “whole-school” counter to cyberbullying incorporating policies, codes of behaviour, education on social media and the involvement of parents

The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection has said firmer laws against cyberbullying are now required in the wake of the Louise O’Keeffe ruling whic(...)