Shortly after Dr Leo Varadkar became Minister for Health he was interviewed by RTÉ about the challenges facing the health sector, including Ireland’s (...)

British ambassador Dominick Chilcott at the launch of The Irish Country house and The Great War in The National Library. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish and British governments have been as “good as their word” in ensuring the decade of commemorations is marked in a “spirit of historical acc(...)

Brian Purcell, the Secretary General at the Department of Justice, has offered to be reassigned to other duties in the public service following the publication today of the review into the department.

Brian Purcell, the secretary general at the Department of Justice, has offered to be reassigned to other duties in the public service following the pu(...)

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(...)