Tusla referred 532 cases of suspected sexual abuse to the Garda in 2017, which increased to 741 in 2018, and to 912 in 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of cases of suspected child sexual abuse referred to the Garda by Tusla, the child and family agency, has increased significantly in recent(...)

File photo. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Tusla, the child and family agency, failed to refer 365 cases of suspected child abuse in the Kerry area to Garda for investigation, an internal revie(...)

Zoran Zaev, leader of North Macedonia’s  ruling SDSM party,  celebrates victory during general elections in Skopje on Thursday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP via Getty Images

North Macedonia’s Social Democrats have said their parliamentary election win keeps the country on track for eventual EU membership, but the party fac(...)

Howth Harbour and village. Developer Tetrarch said there was a lack of lands zoned for residential development in Howth.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish investment group Tetrarch has begun lobbying Fingal County Council to rezone land by Howth Castle for a housing development, claiming the site i(...)

Croatia’s prime minister Andrej Plenkovic waves the national flag as he celebrates election victory with party members in Zagreb. Photograph: AP

Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic has started talks to secure a parliamentary majority for a new government led by his conservative Croatian De(...)

Public health experts have warned a robust testing system to quickly identify and then isolate confirmed cases of Covid-19 is essential to preventing a second wave of the virus.

Irish laboratories never hit the health service’s target of 15,000 coronavirus tests per day, even during the height of the pandemic, new figures show(...)

Cyclists  in front an election poster   of Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic. He has been accused  of endangering public health by calling the election during a pandemic. Photograph:    Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia’s two main parties are neck-and-neck in polls before Sunday’s parliamentary election, which will be dominated by concerns over coronavirus and(...)

In a letter at the weekend to Mr Varadkar and Mr Martin the Social Democrat leaders said the draft stability programme update, which they said ‘appears to indicate that public spending will return to the budget projections for 2021 which were formulated last year in a pre-coronavirus environment’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Social Democrats leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall have expressed concerns about spending commitments in the framework document issued by T(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaking to media in Cabra, Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has retrenched his position on not holding talks with Sinn Féin in a phone call with the party’s leader Mary Lou McD(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin TD canvassing in Dun Laoghaire with the party's  candidate Juliette O'Connell.Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin will seek to negotiate a common platform with the Green Party, the Social Democrats and like-minded independents in(...)

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