The child’s father  said  his 13-year-old boy “was very sick - we couldn’t send him to school because he couldn’t get out of bed. You had to see him the way he was”.

A district court judge has said “there is too much mollycoddling these days” after hearing evidence of children being persistently absent from school.(...)

Calls were made on Thursday night for a moratorium on Bus Éireann’s decision to end three Expressway services. Photograph: Eric Luke

Calls were made on Thursday night for a moratorium on Bus Éireann’s decision to end three Expressway services, starting with the Dublin to Clonmel rou(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina listen as Theo Dorgan recites his poem, Waystation, which is part of the Letterfrack Poetry Trail which the President opened. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

in Letterfrack President Michael D Higgins has warned against any attempt to “erase the past” when taking positive initiatives.Speaking in Letterfrack(...)