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Dog owner Noreen O’Mahony holds the disputed urn of her dog Emily at Macroom District Court, Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A 68-year-old vet has been cleared of trying to obtain money by deception after he charged a woman for the cremation of her dog only for her to discov(...)

The congregation was found to have partially met two requirements out of six under the board’s “Communicating the Church’s Safeguarding Message” standard

Of the four reviews published by the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children that of the Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd c(...)

Some 512 allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse had been made against 146 priests, brothers, and sisters belonging to the four congregations, five of whom were convicted in the courts.

It is practice when reviews of child protection standards are published by the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children that these a(...)

“The truth is industrial and reformatory schools, Magdalene laundries, orphanages, special needs schools, and mother and baby homes are all interlinked and were the State’s response to welfare in Ireland for most of the 20th century.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On hearing the reports in the media about the discovery of a mass grave at the site of the once mother and baby home in Tuam, it nearly feels as thoug(...)

James McCreary, was saved by the prompt action of a young man who pulled the full-grown dog off him. Phtograph:: Collins Courts

A postman who was “savagely” attacked by a German Shepherd dog as he delivered post in north Co Dublin has been awarded more than €100,000 damages aga(...)

The funeral  of Reece Cullen (17) from Jobstown, Co Dublin took place Wednesday morning at the Church of St Martin de Porres, Old Bawn, Tallaght. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

If numbness was physical, you could have touched it inside the Church of St Martin de Porres in Old Bawn, Tallaght. Invisible and silent, it was eve(...)

Fr Ignatius Spencer

A 19th century English Catholic priest, ancestor of Princess Diana, Princes William and Harry, as well as Winston Churchill, has been moved another st(...)

Fashion designer Umit Kutluk with his dog, Joey, in his  Merrion Square studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Umit Kutluk, the go-to couturier for Irish women who favour tailoring over trends, has been picking up design accolades and a loyal clientele (Amy Hu(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

 Mr Justice  Frank Griffin: “sociable, loving, very interested in people and their stories, courteous and never overbearing”

Retired Supreme Court judge Frank Griffin was “sociable, loving, very interested in people and their stories, courteous and never overbearing, he alwa(...)

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