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James O’Reilly’s eldest daughter Helen O’Donoghue: She, her sisters and aunt believe they were ‘let down’ by a number of agencies as they were Travellers. Photograph: Alan Place

Child protection services were involved with a Traveller family “over a long period” from the mid-1980s, while the father was raping, beating and star(...)

Helen O’Donoghue: Her family were in wagons and tents next to a national school in west Dublin. No one asked why the children were not in school. Photograph: Alan Place

Helen O’Donoghue (51) was four when her father started molesting her. She was eight when he first raped her – at a bog near Thurles, Co Tipperary. Sh(...)

L to R:  Sisters  Philomena Connors; Helen O”Donoghue; Mary Moran; Margaret Hutchison;  Anne O’Reilly; Bridget O’Reilly and Kathleen O’Driscoll outside the Central  Criminal Court in Dublin after their father James O’Reilly was jailed for 20 years. Photograph: Tom Honan

A 75-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years for raping and sexually abusing his sister and seven daughters over a 23 year period. James O’Reilly, (...)

The Cork Local Government review group had recommended an even more expansive extension, which would have seen Killumney outside Ballincollig, Little Island and Carrigtwohill in east Cork also become part of the city.

A number of councillors from Cork County Council have strongly criticised a proposed deal, which will see Cork city expand into the county. They hav(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll was killed in December 2016.

A Garda file on the murder of former Real IRA chief of staff Aidan O’Driscoll is still being considered by the Director of Public Prosecutions, an inq(...)

Racehorse rainer Edward O’Grady. File image: Alan Betson

Leading racehorse trainer Edward O’Grady led tributes to his late wife Maria at her funeral Mass when hundreds gathered to mourn the popular televisio(...)

According to county council sources, the letter from Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy suggests that there is room for negotiation on the Mackinnon report on the Cork city boundary extension. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hopes of finding a resolution to the controversial Cork city boundary extension dispute have received a boost following a letter from Minister for Loc(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll (37) who at one point was the self-styled chief-of-staff of the Real IRA in the south.

A full file on the murder of former Real IRA chief-of-staff, Aidan O’Driscoll is to be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions, an inquest in(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll, who was shot dead in December in Cork

Gardaí investigating the murder of former Real IRA chief of staff Aidan O’Driscoll shot dead in Cork city last year have arrested a sixth person for q(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll pictured among protesters against the visit of Queen Elizabeth at Dublin Castle in May 2011. Photograph: Collins Photos

Gardaí have arrested five people for questioning about the murder of former leading dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll (37) in Cork last December. (...)

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