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Dr Conor O’Mahony, in his first annual report, raises serious concerns about the potential of social workers to breach vulnerable parents’ rights.

The legislation underpinning Tusla’s investigations into child sex abuse (CSA) is “arguably unfit for purpose” and potentially “fails to protect child(...)

The North recorded a further 15 deaths and 391 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday

The number of coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland has passed the 1,000 mark, according to the latest figures from the North’s department of health.(...)

It is easy to grow your own salads in a window box at home. Photograph: iStock

No more black salad mulch in the fridge drawer when you compost and grow your own Back in the day when they were able to have visitors over, Íde M(...)

Declan Daly of SuperHomes Ireland; Margaret Hennessy, homeowner; Sean Sherlock TD; John Lahart TD; and Brian Stanley, vice chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Travelling along the M7 motorway on a grey Tuesday, a ferocious gust of a wind blows open a luggage compartment door on the bus as it makes its way to(...)

Fergal Smith: “The priority is to introduce people to good, fresh, local food and to explain the work that goes into growing it.” Photograph: matt smith

Possibly the most unlikely candidate in the 2016 general election was professional surfer Fergal Smith, who ran for the Green Party as “a surfer who h(...)

Ensuring food and nutrition security for all while avoiding climate change is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. The world population is p(...)

By one reckoning, almost 50 per cent of studio spaces in Dublin alone have been lost over the past couple of years due to rent increases or plans for redevelopment

At the simplest level, design is the deliberate shaping of the physical world. If we think of the numerous factors that create the objects and surr(...)

German factory orders fell unexpectedly by 1.2 per cent month-on-month in February, a sign that a global slowdown is weighing on the economy. Photograph: iStockPhoto

European stocks fell on Tuesday to their lowest level in over a month as weaker-than-expected German economic data ignited investor concerns about th(...)

Prinzessinnengarten in Berlin, a community garden run by a committee of 10 or 12 people who offer workshops on growing and spaces for tool and bike repair. Photograph: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images

The chrome and neon of the chain stores and multiples make it a generic European high street, a typical shrine to consumerism. The freezing weather an(...)

Said Kouachi (left) and Cherif Kouachi. A man who hid in a cupboard for eight hours to escape the Charlie Hebdo gunmen is suing television and radio stations, accusing them of having put his life in danger during the attacks in Paris. Photograph: Judicial Police of Paris/PA Wire

A man who hid in a cupboard for eight hours to escape the Charlie Hebdo gunmen is suing television and radio stations, accusing them of having put his(...)

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