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 Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon: The State has been guilty of “decades of dereliction of duty” for the disabled. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Disabled children “are being left behind again” because welfare staff who should be helping them have been redeployed by the Health Service Executive (...)

Cora Desmond: ‘I know there are people out there going through what I went through or worse and it’s horrible but I would urge anyone in that situation to speak out as soon as possible.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Cork Courts Limited

A young woman, who this week saw her stepmother jailed for a 10-year campaign of physical abuse and psychological torment, has urged anyone suffering (...)

Bridget Kenneally (49), of The Green, Duncoran, Youghal, Co Cork, was jailed for two years after pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Cora Desmond.

A woman has been jailed after admitting to beating her then six-year-old stepdaughter with a poker, forcing her to eat food spiked with hot and bitter(...)

A fobbing-in system which records politician’s attendance at Leinster House was suspended between March and July during the first period of Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight TDs and Senators have sworn a statement before a peace commissioner or commissioner of oaths to say they were present in the Dáil or Seanad duri(...)

Fireworks casualty: Seán Redmond (17) was injured on Monday night when a firework exploded as he was holding it. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Last Monday night, at about 9.30pm, Ballyfermot 17-year-old Seán Redmond blew the top off his right index finger and almost his entire right thumb. H(...)

The Garda’s annual Operation Tombola campaign to tackle the illegal use of fireworks, which runs up to Hallowe’en, is currently under way. File  Photograph: Eric Luke

Gardaí are more concerned at checking if people had if people “had bangers and mash in a pub” than they are about bangers and other fireworks being th(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Mary Butler  insisted the protection of the vulnerable continued to be a priority for the Government, particularly during the pandemic. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Government must ensure that its medium-term plan on dealing with Covid-19 to be announced next week is “elderly proofed”. Labour Party leader Ala(...)

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin examined data relating to people aged more than 70 as care-givers, childminders and active members of society, and considered the economic impact of their potential lack of social interaction during the pandemic. Image: iStock.

A report on the economic and social value of Ireland’s older population has been published due to concerns over a rise of ageist attitudes relating to(...)

Mary Lou McDonald was the star of the campaign, and her repeated attacks on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for, as she claimed, being in power together for four years were brutally effective. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Two years after she was elected Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald has wildly exceeded the expectations of party members who chose her to succeed (...)

Sinn Féin’s Mark Ward: holds on to seat he won in byelection.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

North Clondalkin native Mark Ward has retained the seat he first won three months ago in the byelection held after Fine Gael former tánaiste Frances F(...)

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