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Convicted murderer Dumbrell (44)  is serving a life sentence for the fatal stabbing of a father of six. File photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted murderer Warren Dumbrell has been granted a High Court declaration that his detention conditions have on occasion been breached. Dumbrell ((...)

Rosemary Kunene: “There are a lot of people who are depressed and don’t want to get involved in anything. I don’t blame them for that. The duration of stay in these centres is too long and I wish I could know what really causes the delays.” Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

The first time Rosemary Kunene felt comfortable in her new Irish home was at a set-dancing class. She had already spent a few months in the direct pro(...)

There were 414 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed on Tuesday, a figure nurses decsribed as “(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has secured Government Cabinet approval for the publication of a Coroners Amendment Bill 2018. Photograph:  Aoife Moore/PA Wire

A lawyer who represented several families in cases of perinatal deaths believes proposed new rules on mandatory reporting to coroners of all such deat(...)

Mark and Róisín Molloy, whose baby, Mark, died at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

Róisín Molloy, whose son Mark died just 22 minutes after being born, has welcomed proposed changes to coroners’ laws as “another step in the right dir(...)

A HSE audit   also found evidence of overclaiming for mileage at the Central Mental Hospital. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Two GPs claimed €71.25 per hour for three hours attending patients at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin on 11 occasions where a visitor log showed(...)

Several members of Spanish Civil Protection Unit cover an area after a young Irish man’s body was found by Spanish Civil Guard’s diver unit in a lake of Lagunas de Ridera Natural Park. Photograph: EPA

The body of a 19-year-old teenager who drowned in Spain on Saturday is to be flown back to Ireland later today. Named by local police as Joshua Osah(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 16th. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Oil prices dropped 3 per cent on Monday, putting pressure on energy shares and keeping global stock markets in check, although financial shares rallie(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and  Siobhán Talbot, Glanbia Group managing director, at the announcement of   the new joint  mozzarella   facility in Portlaoise. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Glanbia will bolster its position as Europe’s leading mozzarella cheese manufacturer with the opening of a new €130 million production plant in Co Lao(...)

Donnchadh Gibson (4).

The 21 Faces campaign has a very simple goal – to celebrate the uniqueness of children with Down syndrome. Now in its third year, the campaign – whic(...)

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