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The finding in a Unicef report that the teenage suicide rate in the Republic is the fourth-highest among high-income countries must be a cause for con(...)

Anthony Breen carried out the attacks while on bail.

A man has been jailed for six years for two separate stabbing incidents hours apart which seriously injured one young man and frightened the other you(...)

Justice Kevin Cross  praised the boy’s mother for the care she has given her son and said he hoped the settlement would reassure Mrs O’Donnell that Ian’s needs will be met for the rest of his life.

A settlement of €2.9 million has been approved for a youth who, when aged three, suffered a severe head injury after the wheel of a milk van ran over (...)

Professor Ivor Browne: presented as a sort of mystical guru

Professor Ivor Browne, now in his late 80s, has managed to remain controversial and divisive throughout his long career. As chief psychiatrist with th(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s initiative aims to increase the number of multidenominational schools and will involve the State leasing properties from Catholic bishops or trusts linked to the church. Photograph: Alan Betson

Educate Together, the main provider of multidenominational education, says new plans to transfer patronage away from hundreds of religious schools are(...)

‘There are a lot of questions about how empowerment can operate for someone with advanced dementia.’  File image: John Stillwell/PA Wire

We have come a long way from the days when people with impaired capacity were locked away in hospitals or asylums. Ireland once led the world in this (...)

Homestead: Ivor Browne at Rathronan, in Co Wexford. Photograph: Alan Gilsenan

When William Ivory Browne was a boy he would take the train from Dublin to spend holidays with his aunts Kathleen and Maisie at Rathronan Castle, the (...)

The new abbot of the Benedictine monastery at Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, Co Limerick, has been installed. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The new abbot of the Benedictine monastery at Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, Co Limerick, has been installed at a ceremony attended by 25 abbots, abbesses,(...)

Mary Williamson, from Bantry, Co Cork at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

A 27-year-old has been jailed for 18 months for her part in a scam where she and another woman lured a middle-aged man to a house with a promise of a (...)

Changes planned by the Department of Health intend to significantly strengthen protections for patients who are detained against their will in mental health institutions. Photograph: iStock

The Government says it will significantly strengthen protections for patients who are detained against their will in mental health institutions. The (...)

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