John Hughes

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 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(...)

Jim Bolger’s attempt to jolt the system shouldn’t be dismissed. Photograph: Inpho

It’s six weeks since Jim Bolger declared drugs to be Irish racing’s number one problem. He doesn’t believe there’s a level playing field. These are in(...)

Setting up a shot from Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s Dust. Photograph:  Kip Carroll

“If I wanted to do this I wouldn’t have started from here.” It’s such an obvious point that nobody has actually yet bothered to make it to me about an(...)

 Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O Gorman  is to meet with officers from the organisation in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is to meet with St John Ambulance to discuss recent revelations of historical child sexual abuse in the volunta(...)

Joseph Richards, of Belclare Drive, Ballymun, Dublin, was arrested at his home on Friday and detained at Ballyfermot Garda Station under Section four of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 28-year-old man has been charged with a serious arson attack which gutted a house seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) from gang boss Liam Byr(...)

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times

Three decades after finally graduating San Dimas High, Bill and Ted, now a pair of middle-aged dads, are getting the band back together. Alex (...)

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves. Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/New York Times

In the chronicles of late-20th-century popular culture, you will find few friends as excellent as Bill S Preston, Esq and Ted “Theodore” Logan. The do(...)

St John Ambulance: the organisation has been urged to review its child protection standards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Abuse survivor organisations have called for a “complete review” of child protection standards in St John Ambulance, following revelations of past chi(...)

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