Commuters stand at an open doorway of a suburban train during the morning rush hour in  India. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning to “employ” thousands of begging minstrels who work the country’s vast rail network to (...)

Victims of human trafficking should be compensated from a special fund, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has said. Photograph: Thinkstock

Victims of human trafficking should have access to a special compensation fund or be directly compensated from funds held by the Criminal Assets Burea(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan gave the three-judge Court of Appeal’s judgment which was the dismiss the couple’s appeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Brazilian couple and their five children have lost their legal bid to prevent their deportation from the State. The man came here lawfully in 2002 o(...)

Former MI5 director general Sir Antony Duff wrote to the then British cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong in 1986 over claims made by two sources about the MP.

Senior British intelligence officers warned the Thatcher government that allegations an MP had a “penchant for small boys” risked causing it political(...)

Mairead (28) and Richard (30), both from Graignamanagh, Co Kilkenny, met as teenagers. “Richard was around our house a lot hanging out with my (...)

A father dresses his son at their home. A Túsla-commissioned study is the first in Ireland to look at the influence of childcare arrangements from infancy (nine months) up to the age of nine years, on a child’s physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development. File photograph: Casper Hedberg/The New York Times

Infants cared for by a relative develop better language skills by the age of three than those cared for in settings such as creches, according to n(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority found significant delays at Tusla in assessing the needs of children and families where there were reports of suspected abuse or neglect. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Serious concern over the safety of children at risk has prompted the State’s health watchdog to review national governance at Tusla, the Child and Fam(...)

Conor Neill (6) with his class in the Doodle Den in St Michael’s Infants School in Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

A few weeks ago Siobhán Neill took her six-year-old son, Conor, to McDonald’s as a treat. She was about to ask him what he wanted when he surprised he(...)

Dublin City Council’s Dick Brady cancelled the plans for 200 houses six months ago as the focus went on rough sleeping after the death of Jonathan Corrie. However, pressure has since mounted on the organisation to provide solutions for the family homelessness crisis. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is planning to construct up to 400 prefabricated houses on vacant sites around the city as a means of tacking the escalating famil(...)

 Anne Scully, RCNI Chairperson; Cliona Saidlear, Acting Director; Elaine Mears, Data and Services Information Manager at the launch of the RCNI National Rape Crisis Statistics Report for 2014 in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan 1:56

The Government is making “very serious mistakes” in its “regressive” approach towards sexual violence prevention services according to the director of(...)