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The lack of action from Tusla had been a “failure to protect children and families, leading to an increase in the number of those children impacted over the last 18 months”. Photograph:  Tom Honan

A Tusla staff member was allowed to work with vulnerable children in State care for a “significant period” without proper Garda vetting, in full knowl(...)

Joan Kiernan and John Fitzgerald outside St Mary’s (Telford) nursing home, Merrion Road, Dublin at a rally on Wednesday to demand St Mary’s and other Sisters of Charity facilities remain open and provide continuity of care to residents. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Residents’ families and staff protested on Wednesday at a south Dublin nursing home which is facing closure, calling on the HSE to take it into State (...)

St Mary’s Centre (Telford), Merrion Road, Dublin whose directors last Friday applied for a High Court order to enter voluntary liquidation and wind down the service.

The High Court has appointed liquidators to St Mary’s Centre (Telford), a south Dublin nursing home, with the transfer of residents elsewhere underway(...)

Window cleaning at the InterContinental prior to re-opening. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Screens, so discreet as to be practically invisible, shielding staff at the check-in and concierge desks are just some of THE things guests can exp(...)

Children were being ‘subjected to voluntary consent for significant periods of time’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Temporary measures to take children into State care without a court order have been found in some cases to have been used indefinitely by Tusla, the c(...)

The three-judge court  heard Paul Beatty  was under surveillance as he cycled along the banks of the Royal Canal, carrying a revolver wrapped in a plastic bag.

An “important and trusted member” of an organised crime gang who was arrested with a loaded gun in Dublin’s north inner city has been jailed for seven(...)

 Patsy Hutch (centre): the intended target of the gang. Photograph: Alan Betson

A “hit for hire team” accused of planning to kill a Hutch family member were stopped by gardaí 250 metres from his home in Dublin’s north inner city, (...)

Larry Behan (41), of Eaton Close, Rathcoole, Co Dublin pleaded guilty last month to knowingly rendering assistance to the IRA. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A “naive” man who made a “catastrophic error of judgment” by opening the gates of his father’s quarry and allowing the IRA to take explosives away has(...)

Declan McDermott admitted  knowingly possessing  10  blocks of TNT

A man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to possessing four kilograms of the explosive TNT and a hand grenade. Declan McDermott, whose (...)

The court heard that the defendant had  been raised by his mother but became involved in criminality at a young age.

A man who was arrested with a loaded gun in Dublin’s north inner city was “an important and trusted member” of an organised crime gang, the non-jury S(...)

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