Kieran Downey

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 Kieran Downey  (right) helps carry the coffin   bearing the remains of his wife Marie Downey and   son Darragh as it  leaves St Michael’s Church, Ballyagran on Saturday afternoon.

The heartbroken family of Marie Downey (36) and her infant son Darragh, who both died at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) last week, have “tw(...)

Garda Superintendent Sarah Meyler of the National Vetting Bureau, Kieran Downey of Garda IT,  GAA children’s officer Gearóid Ó Maoilmhichíl and Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan during the launch of the eVetting System at the DMR Regional Office, Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda vetting for people applying to work with children or vulnerable people will be completed within days rather than weeks under a new “e-vetting” s(...)