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Judge John O’Connor: “Many teenagers are unaware they are breaking the law because they are disseminating child pornography.” Photograph: Collins Courts

The murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel in Dublin in May 2018 by two 13-year-old boys, coupled with extreme sexual violence by one of them, fed public f(...)

 ‘Serious concern’over increases in the number of people experiencing homeless

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is to seek Cabinet approval for a new homeless action committee amid “serious concern” over increases in the numb(...)

Leaving Cert students should be able to complete accredited work experience or apprenticeships while still in school, one expert said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some of the 70 per cent of secondary students who enter higher education would be better suited to technical or vocational options, an Oireachtas comm(...)

Rory Best has been appointed as Fiji’s forwards coach for their fixtures against Spain, Wales and Georgia. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Ireland captain Rory Best has been appointed as Fiji’s forwards coach for their autumn tour to Europe. Coronavirus-related travel restrictions(...)

Enthusiasm for training is evident across the judiciary, with more than 70 per cent expressing a desire for it. Photograph: Frank Miller

When John O’Connor became a judge, first of the District Court, later the Circuit Court, there were no training courses available, bar an informal “sh(...)

Bob Jordan will take up the position of chief executive of the Housing Agency next week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bob Jordan, former chief executive of the housing charity Threshold, has been appointed as chief executive of the Housing Agency. The agency is a Go(...)

Fettle co-founder Richard Stafford said the platform is being used by ‘several hundred clients’ weekly and has to date delivered thousands of hours of video therapy sessions. Photograph: iStock

Fettle, a new online platform that connects those seeking counselling with qualified therapists, is looking to raise at least €1 million in investment(...)

‘How do we get homes – particularly apartments – built at a reasonable cost?’ File photograph: Getty

Does the Government know what it wants to achieve with its big housing plan? The delay in publication of the Housing for All document follows a franti(...)

Jessie O’Brien had been playing with other children near a  dugout at Dalymount Park when he fell and injured his mouth and front teeth. File Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bohemian Football Club and the Airtricity League have agreed to pay damages of €44,000 to a boy who was injured while playing at a Communion function (...)

 Cathy Wintsch enjoying an early game of Paddy’s Day golf in Geneva, Switzerland

This week we asked what you’ll be doing on a St Patrick’s Day like no other – wherever you are in the world. Here’s what you told us It just didn’t f(...)

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