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The review is expected to be completed before the end of the year. File photograph: The Irish Times

St John Ambulance has been asked to further publicise details of an ongoing independent review into historical child-sexual abuse in the voluntary par(...)

Gerald O’Donovan: the tensions caused by conflicting devotions to church and family were abiding themes of his work

It is doubtful if the reforming Catholic priest and novelist Gerald O’Donovan, who was born 150 years ago on July 15th, is much remembered nowadays bu(...)

Larry Shannon, who died in early May,  was convicted in England over attempting to meet a child for sexual activity

A former St John Ambulance volunteer, who previously worked with juvenile members in Cabinteely, south Dublin, pleaded guilty to grooming and attempti(...)

Keith Lambe in Phoenix Park. The former St John Ambulance member says there were several incidents where the abuser showed up unexpectedly during first-aid duties at Dublin Zoo, to spot check cadets on their skills. Photograph:  Donall Farmer

Concerns about alleged child sexual abuse by a former senior St John Ambulance officer were an “open secret” in the paramedic organisation for years, (...)

Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine cheers up the troops in The Bad Batch

Everyone is always going on about the Skywalkers – Luke, Leia, Darth, Kylo – a bunch of helmet-haired (and headed), Kennedyesque dynasty politici(...)

Gardaí  attend the scene on Cork Street, Dublin. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A 22-year-old man replied “I am sorry about the man” when he was charged with murder of Kwok Ping Cheng who was beaten to death in his home in Dublin,(...)

 Red Carnation Hotels   has secured permission for the conversion and extension of   Hatch Hall (pictured) on Hatch Street Lower, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The operator of Ashford Castle has secured planning permission for a five-star hotel with 60 bedrooms in Dublin. Red Carnation Hotels (UK) has secure(...)

 Geoffrey Shannon, who was the government’s special rapporteur on child protection from 2006-2019, will undertake the independent review, which is expected to take a number of months. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An independent review has been commissioned into the handling of historical child sex abuse allegations in St John Ambulance. St John Ambulance has (...)

Jordan White scores the winner for Ross County against Celtic. Photograph: Getty Images

Ross County 1 Celtic 0 Jordan White was the Ross County hero as they inflicted a second defeat on Celtic this season and put Rangers on course for a (...)

Too often in the past racing has left itself open to claims that its regulatory instincts are light-touch and amount  to little more than a figleaf.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA

It’s a case of better late than never about Irish racing’s plans to fundamentally shake up its anti-doping practises. It is five years since an indus(...)

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