Minister For Justice Frances Fitzgerald said victims of crime had “not got enough recognition in our criminal justice system and need to be dealt with with more sensitivity, and kept informed about what is happening”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Inconsistencies in the provision of information to victims of crime about the status of investigations into their cases often meanthey find out in the(...)

Joan Deane of Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVic) said there was ‘clearly a need to provide counselling services to anyone who has been affected by a traumatic crime’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Victims of traumatic crime should be given free counselling, support groups have said. The call came in advance of the launch of the Victims Rights Al(...)

Newbridge Credit Union Action Group has vowed to fight its takeover by Permanent TSB. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Newbridge Credit Union Action Group has vowed to fight its takeover by Permanent TSB once it had sought legal advice based on Central Bank docu(...)