Mark Hilliard

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Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: ‘People told us of their upset about the cruelty of the court system and inappropriate social media messages.’ Photograph: James Forde

Public outrage resulting from last year’s Belfast rape trial led to an “unexpected but very welcome surge in income” for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre(...)

Swans are fiercely protective parents and they see a dog as a predator

Every year there are several reports of swans being killed by dogs - but it is virtually unheard of for a swan to kill a dog, according to Birdwatch I(...)

Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Revenue officers have seized €33,000 worth of MDMA at a house in north Dublin. The seizure followed intelligence received in relation to 560g of the(...)

White goods dumped on the Great South Wall in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Prosecution for littering offences is both ineffective and inadequate in Ireland, according to new research which reveals fewer than half of littering(...)

 On the basis of  results from tests carried out, the couple opted for a termination, which was carried out in Holles Street two months ago. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An independent review is to be conducted into the case of a termination carried out for reasons of fatal foetal abnormality, where a test later showed(...)

The process involves having to contact both the birth parents and those whose births were illegally registered, with social workers gathering documents to identify and locate them.

Investigators attempting to trace those affected by illegal adoption registrations at St Patrick’s Guild have described the ongoing process as “slow a(...)

Co-directors of Together For Yes (left to right) Ailbhe Smyth, Gráinne Griffin and Orla O’Connor. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Women have been intimidated when accessing abortion services in the State and such “chilling” behaviour could deter more doctors from signing up to pr(...)

Gardaí investigating the death of a cyclist in Co Kerry earlier this week have issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the death of a cyclist in Co Kerry earlier this week have issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward. The man in his 60s, w(...)

CSO  noted  an extra 1,000  incidents of fraud and related crimes at the end of 2018. Photograph: iStock

The incidence of fraud crime in Ireland rose by nearly a fifth last year over the previous 12 months, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO)(...)

Accountants are to be hired to examine mortgage arrears statements in repossession cases where lenders are alleged to have charged legal fees to homeowners in advance of court decisions. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Accountants are to be hired to examine mortgage arrear statements in repossession cases where lenders are alleged to have charged legal fees to h(...)

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