Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke heard the settlement offer had been made by Giraffe Childcare without admission of liability. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A five-year-old girl who suffered stress and psychological abuse when she attended a creche which figured in an RTÉ exposé of the mistreatment of chil(...)

The use of Fás’s credit card to pay over $900 for a three-ball golf match at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando was defended as “developing relationships”. Photograph: Getty Images

If there was a moment which crystallised public outrage over State officials’ sense of entitlement and disregard for taxpayers’ money, it came on the (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: welcomes judgment and fact it clarifies mechanisms by which data privacy rights must be protected by national supervisory authorities. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data protection authorities and privacy campaigners were considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Safe Harbour(...)

A proposal to use the customer databases of cable and satellite providers Sky and UPC to track down television licence fee evaders has been rejected.

The Government is set to reject a proposal to use the customer databases of cable and satellite providers Sky and UPC to track down television lice(...)

Hans Zomer (47) has been director of Dóchas, an umbrella group for Ireland’s development agencies, for the past 13 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins is to appoint international aid specialist Hans Zomer as his head of communications. Mr Zomer (47) has been director of D(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said Labour has ‘imposed crushing austerity on working people’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has urged Siptu delegates to end their traditional affiliation with the Labour Party. The four-day Siptu (...)

RTÉ headquarters. It is understood the pay rises will affect 230 people. File photograph: The Irish Times

Senior RTÉ managers will be entitled to performance-related pay rises of at least €1,000 per annum under an agreement to take effect from next year. T(...)

 Karen Browne, Biddy Hughes (marketing director) and Sheelyn Browne. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Sheelyn Browne’s ancestors, including the legendary Grace O’Malley, survived famines and rebellions at the family estate in Westport, which was once d(...)

Down’s Aileen Pyers, Tyrone’s Gemma Begley, James Daly, Armagh’s Caroline O’Hanlon, Katie Daly, Kieran McGeeney and Sharon Reel at the launch of the All in for Ann event.

A selection of female Gaelic football players from across the country will play against a selection from Ulster in a fundraiser match in Armagh this S(...)

Stephen Walsh, of Crinken Glen, Shankill, Co Dublin, was on Friday granted an order directing Twitter to provide information that may lead to identifying the author of an alleged defamatory tweet. File photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

A whistleblower who took part in an RTÉ Prime Time programme and who was allegedly afterwards defamed on social media has asked the High Court to help(...)