A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant, Dublin District Family Court heard. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant(...)

The mother’s solicitor claimed the father had four different vehicles, including a Porsche 911 (similar to above), as well as having paid for the birthday stretch limo, hotel function room and professional photographer. File photograph: Getty Images

A father who said he could not afford to pay for a psychologist for his young son, hired a stretch limo, a function room and a photographer for the bo(...)

Josaphine Feehily, chairperson of the  Policing Authority. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Policing Authority is an independent body set up to oversee the performance of An Garda Síochána. It was established on January 1st under the Gard(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Policing Authority meeting for discussions about community safety.

The Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau arrested more than 200 people in its first year of operation, the inaugural public meeting between the new (...)

The National Maternity Hospital, known as Holles Street hospital, has said the arrangement proposed by St Vincent’s would eliminate the maternity hospital as an independent entity and eliminate the “decision-making capacity at senior clinical and corporate level”, creating “unacceptable clinical risk”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A site for the new National Maternity Hospital, next to St Vincent’s University Hospital, in Dublin, was offered on the basis that there would be a si(...)

The Road Traffic Act 2010 prohibits the application of the poor box to offences that attract penalty points, including speeding, from June 1st, 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nearly 2,000 drivers were allowed to avoid convictions for speeding offences by making contributions to court poor boxes over a 27-month period, despi(...)

The snapchat vido showed James Boyle taking cocaine in a bathroom

A man who took a Snapchat video of himself snorting cocaine, while wearing a T-shirt from the Dublin restaurant in which he worked, has lost his unfai(...)

Judge Marie Quirke was told that the girls got into pyjamas as soon as they returned home to keep their school uniforms clean because clothes were not being washed

Two young teenagers were taken into emergency care after they raised the alarm about their mother who was not washing herself or leaving her bedroom a(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting on Dublin’s Sheriff Street. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There was no through traffic into Sheriff Street in Dublin at lunchtime on Thursday. Gardaí were stopping and diverting cars and preventing pedestrian(...)

Social workers can  find it difficult to keep track of families that move repeatedly from one area to another.  File photograph: Getty Images

More social workers and more resources for social workers are needed to deal with child protection, the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) has(...)