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Dubliner Thomas Flynn outside Cashel District Court in 2013. He and six others terrorised a family in Co Tipperary during a violent burglary that year.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

If there’s a poster boy for thugs preying on people in their own homes in rural Ireland, it has to be Dubliner Thomas Flynn. From Moatview Avenue in(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy during an inspection of 29 new rapid-build social housing units at Knocknarea Court, Drimnagh. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Just 19 social houses will be built in the constituency of the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy this year. The figures were released by Dublin City(...)

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee says vaccination is important for “herd immunity” to protect those who have not been vaccinated.

The national uptake for the meningitis vaccine and vaccine against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough fell last year placing higher numbers of chi(...)

The Social Democrats  conference heard that those most likely to die and those most in need of healthcare were the least likely to have access to health services. Photograph: Getty Images

The socially-deprived have poorer health than those living in affluent areas, a Dublin GP told the Social Democrats national conference. Dr David Gib(...)

Garda figures on a range of subjects have proven problematic in recent years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

News that the number of burglaries recorded by the Garda last year remained close to record lows will be greeted with some scepticism. The public nar(...)

A shrine with an image of the Virgin Mary is seen on the site of the former mother-and-baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam, Co Galway. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A decision on what to do with the site of a former mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, will be taken within months, Minister for Children Katheri(...)

“A simple thing like keeping a crime scene secure overnight or for a period of hours mops up at least one garda.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Senior Garda officers running the force are facing a nervous period to Sunday as the front line of policing is stretched at exactly the wrong time. T(...)

The unit focusing on Hutch-Kinahan feud is one of only two exceptions to the overtime ban. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Policing in Dublin and other major urban centres in the State is to be seriously affected by a snap decision to cancel Garda overtime. Senior officer(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

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