Nonviolent resistance programme is a ‘brief, systemic and cognitive behavioural response’ to child-to-parent violence. Photograph: Thinkstock

Children’s violent behaviour towards their parents is the “last taboo” as a “hidden but growing” social problem in Ireland and across Europe, accordin(...)

DNA database Bill passed

Legislation to establish a DNA database was passed by the Oireachtas last week and is due to be signed by the president. The Criminal Justice (Forensi(...)

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said.“Tuam w(...)

Óisín Putt, who has spina bifida, takes full advantage of the Access sailing programme in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Football mad Hayden McLafferty lives for Saturdays, when he can go and play at his local soccer club, Esker Celtic. He has a congenital heart defect a(...)

Minister for  Justice Frances Fitzgerald acknowledged the “very difficult experience Sgt McCabe has had, and the critical role he played in bringing these issues forward”.

The Guerin report raises “fundamental issues about An Garda Síochána, their investigation of criminal cases and the responses to serious concerns rais(...)

Former Manchester United manager, David Moyes. Photograph: EPA

It’s official. Football is more important than violence against women. David Moyes lost his job as manager of Manchester United football team on the s(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: likely to reinstate whistleblower’s Pulse access rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan is expected to lift the ban on Sgt Maurice McCabe using the Pulse system once a review into the access gi(...)

There is no doubt that with his prompt resignation Alan Shatter has done the Government parties no small political favour. Today’s publication of the (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Charlie Flanagan at the Aras where the new ministers received their seals of office today. 1:24

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said there is a “crisis of confidence” among the public in relation to An Garda Síochana that has to be(...)

Brian Purcell, secretary general of the Department of Justice and former head of the Irish Prisons Service. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Report by the Secretary General of the Department of Justice and Equality (...)