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John Walker was found guilty by a jury of 40 counts of indecently and sexually assaulting his daughter. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

An 85-year-old taxi driver who was jailed for sexually abusing his adopted daughter over a 10-year period has appealed against his conviction, arguing(...)

Minister of State for Special Education Josepha Madigan has she will use new legal powers to ensure additional special classes are provided. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least seven primary schools in south Dublin have agreed to open classes for children with special needs in the current school year following a dire(...)

Minister of State for Special Education Josepha Madigan said, “Recent months have been very difficult for staff and students, and we want to work with our schools to ensure that the necessary special class places are available for those who need them.” Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

CARL O’BRIEN, Education Editor Twenty-five primary schools in the south Dublin area have been ordered to open classes for children with special needs(...)

Michael Healy-Rae pictured outside court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has told a court he was left rattled from an “awful tirade of abuse” during which he was threatened he would be shot while (...)

 Fianna Fáil election candidate  Catherine Ardagh is pictured with  her five week old twins Seán and Darragh Óg and Christabelle Feeney in Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The timing of the general election could hardly be less favourable for Fianna Fáil’s Dublin South Central candidate Catherine Ardagh. The Senator gav(...)

The court was told the defendant was a taxi driver for 47 years.  He was supported by several of his fellow taxi drivers in court.  File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An 84-year-old taxi driver who sexually abused his adopted daughter over a ten-year period has been jailed for three and half years. John Walker, des(...)

A glimpse of the in-demand Iveagh Gardens estate in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Crumlin came into existence as a manorial settlement that grew into an Anglo-Norman village after 1170, and subsequently developed into what is one of(...)