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Anthony Burns (43) robbed The Villager pub in Chapelizod, Dublin  on December 12th last using a gun he had bought in a toy shop. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Customers in a Dublin pub jeered at a man who was carrying out a robbery with an imitation gun, a court has heard. Anthony Burns (43) robbed The Vill(...)

Hiqa said 19 of the 28 actions which arose from its previous inspection were found not to have been satisfactorily implemented. Photograph: iStock

Services provided at a residential centre for 38 people with disabilities in Dublin were “not safe” and failed to protect the residents from abuse, a (...)

Brian Conlon, owner of Slatterys Pub on Capel Street, pulling the first pint shortly after 7am on a Good Friday- the first  since 1922.Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The rattle of stainless steel kegs can be heard echoing down Capel Street as the cold early morning mist rises above Dublin’s city centre. Nearby, the(...)

In total, Hiqa published 23 reports on residential services for people with disabilities, of which 13 were found to be in compliance with the regulations and standards. File photograph: Getty Images

Three centres for disabled adults which are run by the same company have been found to have major non-compliance in relation to issues of safety. Tw(...)

William C Bullitt holding guns. (Photograph:   Thomas D Mcavoy/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A Dublin law firm is offering a reward for information about a pair of missing antique pistols that were owned by the late Anne Bullitt, a wealth(...)

The visually impaired resident  suffered ‘consistent’ peer-to-peer assault, with their head and neck repeatedly grabbed by other residents. Photograph: Getty images

A visually impaired resident at a disability service in Wicklow was subjected to daily assaults by peers which went unaddressed by staff, an inspectio(...)

Maeve Richardson, welfare officer with the Irish Second Level Students Union: “Good schools have peer-support networks to support young people, especially in the early days.”

Parents and students deserve information about schools. By giving a snapshot of how many students from a given school are going on to third-level, the(...)

Breda Lynch  at the ASTI conference in the INEC, Killarney on Wednesday. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Parents and students deserve information about schools. By giving a snapshot of how many students from a given school are going on to third-level, the(...)

On average, and all things being equal, girls generally outperform boys in Leaving Cert subjects, whether or not they have boys sitting beside them in the classroom.

Boys and girls About a third of Ireland’s post-primary school are single-sex. By international standards, this is unusual. Today’s feeder school lis(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) found two centres for adults with disabilities in Palmerstown in Dublin, run by Stewarts Care Limited, were not safe and had significant non compliance with the regulations. Photograph: Stock image via Getty

Residents of a centre for people with disabilities were prescribed regular medication for “inappropriate sexual behaviour” without any consent or cons(...)

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