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A prime, publicly-owned site in south Co Dublin could be sold to the Department of Education for use by a school. File photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A prime, publicly owned site in south Co Dublin that had been earmarked for Traveller housing, and was then expected to be developed for other social (...)

In Britain, 194 abortions were performed for women or girls who gave addresses in the Republic of Ireland. File photograph: iStock

Almost 200 women and girls travelled to Britain for abortions last year despite travel restrictions during the pandemic, the latest figures show. The(...)

Election candidates who use racism, sexism or other hate speech should be automatically removed from the race, an Oireachtas committee heard

Election candidates who use racism, sexism or other hate speech should be automatically removed from the race, an Oireachtas committee heard on Tuesda(...)

Domestic violence and the ongoing impact of the pandemic on vulnerable children feature strongly. Photograph: iStock

A lack of suitable care placements for seriously disturbed and mentally unwell children is highlighted in the latest bulletin of childcare court repor(...)

Hesed House, which provides counselling and psychotherapy, has been run out of a house on Tyrconnell Road, in Inchicore. Image: Google Streetview

The sudden closure of a HSE-funded mental health service in Dublin has prompted calls for an investigation into its management and demands that it “op(...)

‘We know now children hear and see so much more than adults in the main ever consider,’ Dr. Stephanie Holt told an online conference on the impact of domestic violence on children. Photograph: iStock

Children who don’t want to see or spend time with fathers who are violent towards their mother should be listened to, an international expert on child(...)

Though the proportion of those dying outdoors increased, from 8.4 per cent of homeless deaths in 2015 to 9.3 per cent last year, this proportion remains “low by international standards”. Photograph: iStock

Deaths in Dublin’s single homeless population increased by over 60 per cent last year compared with 2019, and almost doubled since 2018, a report publ(...)

Maria Joyce of the National Travellers Womens’ Forum said the State’s failures in the context of Travellers and accommodation were “underpinned by institutional racism”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The provision of Traveller accommodation should be removed from local authorities and taken on by an independent agency, either new or already ex(...)

Fisherman Tim Storey on board his fishing boat Centurion, landing a catch of whelks at the pier in new marina. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Wicklow County Council has been urged to resolve a bitter 13-year dispute it is being blamed for that has seen fishermen lose their right to keep boat(...)

Part-time work is of little benefit for families trying to exit poverty, a report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) warns. Image: iStock.

Part-time work is of little benefit for families trying to exit poverty, a report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) warns. The r(...)

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