Kay McLoughlin with Gerard Lowry at Dublin Castle. “I failed to appreciate that there was a significant error on the file and I failed to review the file thoroughly,” Ms McLoughlin told the tribunal. Photograph: Collins

The extraordinary inability of the child and family agency Tusla in Co Cavan to claw back a catastrophic error made in a child abuse report concerning(...)

Kay McLoughlin with Gerard Lowry at the The Disclosures (Charleton) Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Collins

A social worker who wrote a letter to garda whistle blower Sgt Maurice McCabe in December 2015 containing false allegations of sexual abuse has denied(...)

Garda  Sergeant Maurice McCabe arrives at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Colins

The Garda whose daughter made an allegation of child sex abuse against Sgt Maurice McCabe was the subject of a Garda disciplinary procedure that arose(...)

 Sandra Higgins: has  pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to a  baby at her home in Cavan. , Photograph: Collins.

A childminder on trial for assaulting a 10-month-old baby told gardaí the baby was not shaken in her care. Sandra Higgins (34) also said that she care(...)

Robert Thomson in rehearsals for The Nutcracker at the Cork Opera House

‘It won’t be a nostalgia-fest,” says Alan Foley at the Firkin Crane dance centre in Cork. Listening to him describe this weekend’s reunion forum fo(...)