1. The Fennelly Commission: It was established in March 2014. The commission was set up to investigate the taping of phone calls at garda stations and(...)

Minister of State for Disability Finian McGrath: ‘I want to get this moving. However, I also wish to ensure and put down a marker in order that the other people will not be excluded.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

New terms of reference for the investigation into the abuse of the intellectually disabled woman “Grace’’ are expected to come before the Dáil on Thu(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said he had received information which showed a young woman, known as “Ann”, was making day visits to the home until 2015.

A foster home at the centre of allegations about the abuse of the intellectually disabled woman “Grace” cared for other children until 2015, the Dáil (...)

The judge said that he would take Rachel Crawshaw’s guilty plea into account, but it remained an appalling crime in which two men had lost their lives. File photograph: Getty Images

A 29-year-old woman with a history of alcohol and drug abuse has been jailed for 10 years after she pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of two of her f(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney sitting at the beginning of the Dean Crinnion murder trial at the Central Criminal Court in Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a man during a row at a pub in Cork on St Stephen’s Night three years ago.Dean Crinnion ha(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney sitting at the beginning of the Dean Crinnion murder trial at the Central Criminal Court in Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

A man has denied a charge of murdering a father of two who was fatally stabbed during a dispute between two factions at a pub in Cork. Dean Crinnion (...)