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A man has been jailed for eight years for assaulting his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter, who was left with a life threatening skull fracture and other injuries.

A man has been jailed for eight years for assaulting his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter, who was left with a life threatening skull fracture a(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Pope Francis at his arrival at Dublin airport last August. Photograph: Maxwells

Major change at Catholic Church leadership level in Ireland is imminent as almost a third of the 26 dioceses on the island are scheduled to have new b(...)

“Social media use is linked to depression and poor mental health,” says Prof Yvonne Kelly of UCL’s Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

A major UK study that has found 14-year-old girls are twice as likely to show signs of social media-linked depression compared to boys would show “ver(...)

Rugby players  Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: their trial and acquittal was the subject of “Documentary on One: Notes from a Belfast Rape Trial”. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

One of the most memorable slogans during the long campaign for women’s reproductive rights in Catholic-dominated Ireland was: “Get your rosaries off o(...)

Lack of investment in mental health services is hitting the poorest households hardest,  report finds. Photograph: iStock

Two-thirds of people living in the most deprived areas of west Dublin are reporting mental health issues compared with just over half in less deprived(...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were acquitted of the charges

Eight months after Irish international rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were acquitted of rape in a Belfast court, their trial evidence h(...)

Neil Duggan also pleaded guilty to threatening to kill the injured party and with threatening to cause criminal damage to his property by burning down his house and caravan. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A 46-year-old man who set up a gay blackmail scam which he used to force a 60-year-old man to hand over €7,500 in cash has been jailed for 18 months b(...)

A 26-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being found guilty of an assault on his girlfriend’s infant daughter, which left the chld with a fractured skull.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A 26-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being found guilty of an assault on his then girlfriend’s infant daughter, which left the child w(...)

There are many reasons people do not attend hospital appointments, such as difficulty with travel, problems getting someone to accompany them and ambivalence about attending. Photograph: Istock

Faced with so many missing patients, consultants and doctors could be forgiven for being angry. However, the majority of medics believe blaming patien(...)

American  abolitionist Frederick Douglass, circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

On May 23rd, 2011, US president Barack Obama spoke about slavery and oppression to a crowd of up to 60,000 people in College Green in Dublin. “When we(...)

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