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The visually impaired resident  suffered ‘consistent’ peer-to-peer assault, with their head and neck repeatedly grabbed by other residents. Photograph: Getty images

A visually impaired resident at a disability service in Wicklow was subjected to daily assaults by peers which went unaddressed by staff, an inspectio(...)

Claire Gill with her children Sadie (4) and baby Callum, at their home in Swords, Co Dublin: she put five-month-old  Callum’s name down for an Educate Together school place five days after he was born. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The original spelling for Swords in north Dublin, according to a 14th-century manuscript on the life of St Columcille, was “Sord” or “Surd”, meaning “(...)

More than 100,000 passports were issued through the new online renewal system which began in March.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The total of 779,000 Irish passports issued in 2017 was the highest ever in a single year, the Government has confirmed. It represents a 6 per cent (...)

 Jack Roche in his fruit and vegetable shop on Meath Street, with  one of his regulars Pat Clarges. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Jack Roche’s father and grandmother before him sold vegetables from various premises along Meath Street in the Liberties, but that tradition will end (...)

George and Mary Sugrue are the husband-and-wife team behind the Chernobyl Children International Dental Programme, and have also volunteered with Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International for over two decades. File photograph: Volunteerkerry.ie

A Co Kerry couple who bought an ambulance so they could bring dental and medical equipment to disabled children in Belarus have been given the honorar(...)

A pilot who used the wrong dipstick to test fuel levels on his aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in a field after running out of fuel. Image: iStock.

A pilot who used the wrong dipstick to test fuel levels on his aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in a field after running out of fuel, (...)

Motorists in Dublin and Cork were found to be four times over the legal limit. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Gardaí arrested 260 motorists for drink and drug driving offences over the first 10 days of December, an increase on the same period last year. The (...)

Site for Emergency Reception and Orientation Centres for refugees in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon: only  additional centre sourced from nearly 100 properties offered in two separate public tendering processes in 2015 and 2017.

The Minister of State for Immigration was forced to “directly intervene”with Minister for Health Simon Harris after his department failed to provide s(...)

The Irish target of welcoming 4,000 people is small compared with Germany’s commitment to welcome nearly a million. Above, a Syrian refugee at a German-language programme in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On September 23rd, 2015, then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald said the State was “fully committed to playing our part in addressing the migrat(...)

Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers. The Government has acknowledged that it will not meet its target of accepting 4,000 people from overseas by the end of 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

Government officials have considered “suspending” the arrival of asylum seekers from Greece and Lebanon due to “critical” capacity issues in accommoda(...)

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