Mary Lynch

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    Jonathan Lynch  and Robyn O’Shea  have enjoyed taking part in the St Michael’s House gym training programme.  It ‘makes me feel happy and I’m eating healthily too’, says Robyn. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Until recently, Mary Lynch had to take her 26-year-old son Jonathan for a gruelling two-hour power walk around their Donaghmede neighbourhood every si(...)

David O’Loughlin assaulted Liam Manley and picked him up before opening a steel door on a rubbish chute and throwing him head first down it. File photograph: Collins Courts

A 32-year-old has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted of the murder of a vulnerable 59-year-old man whom he assaulted and threw(...)

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A letter to Clare County Council urging planners to permit the construction of a large scale motorway service station off the M18 near Ennis was writt(...)

Mary Lynch on the road outside her home at Elm Mount Rise, Beaumont, with Joanne Lyons, Mary O’Farrell, Paul Goodson, Ben Mac Lochlainn and Herbie Farrell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Residents in north Dublin say they are “stressed and furious” amid a five-month stand-off with Irish Water over who should repair damaged sewage pipes(...)

Women stand at a police cordon set up in London following the terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market.   Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of Londoners and businesses opened their doors to people stranded in the capital on Saturday night after the London Bridge attack by sharing o(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD at Government Buidlings following the publication of the O’Higgins Commission Report. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she has sympathy for her predecessor, Alan Shatter, and former Garda commissioner Martin(...)

The Higgins report noted that the force’s shortcomings are partly due to lack of “tutor gardaí” to supervise new recruits. Photograph: The Irish Times

The use of victim impact statements should be standard procedure in all courts, including at lower levels where it is not common practice, an investig(...)

Sylvia Roche Kelly: murdered by Jerry McGrath while he was on bail for serious offences.

The Government needs to urgently enact legislation for victims of crime and create a victims’ Ombudsman in light of the revelations in the O’Higgins (...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference in Killarney vote unanimously in favour on a motion calling for the rescinding of the “Croke Park hours”. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Second-level teachers who are members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) are to demand the rescinding of the additional 33 h(...)