Pat Rabbitte

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None of what is happening in Tallaght is invisible or secret. There are at least a hundred crack houses known to local communities in the area

I always knew there were at least two Irelands, that our culture had an extreme capacity for mental compartmentalisation. Ireland was never just “here(...)

Human rights commissioner Tony Geoghegan expresses concern at the increasing sidelining of community voices from policy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “diminution” of communities’ roles in tackling the drugs crisis has been “hugely disappointing” and “really doesn’t bode well” for effective measure(...)

Geoffrey Shannon and Norah Gibbons, authors of the 2012 report. Photograph: Alan Betson

A landmark report into deaths of children in State care, published in 2012, found “systematic failures” were resulting in the most vulnerable young p(...)

Sheriff Street Lower, in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Residents, community activists and youth workers all agree that a sense of increased drug-related violence, threat and intimidation in recent month(...)

 Séamus Woulfe: found himself at the centre of controversy following his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society Clifden dinner in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séamus Woulfe (58) was born in Raheny in 1962 and like so many of his colleagues at the Bar and on the bench, was educated at Belvedere College before(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is a contradiction at the heart of Budget 2021. Billions of euro will be pumped into the economy but much of the money will be used to prop(...)

‘We do anticipate a backlog in welfare referrals as we continue with the recovery phase,’Tuslsa says. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 restrictions resulted in a decrease in the number of referrals for child protection and welfare services, the Child and Family Agency has sai(...)

Daughters of convicted rapist James O’Reilly, who waived their right to anonymity, outside the Criminal Courts of Justice following his sentencing. Photograph: Collins Courts

Several Traveller groups and abuse survivor organisations have called for a review of the State’s response to a case where eight women were abused and(...)

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The chairman of the child protection agency Tusla has said that no longer having a cabinet minister with responsibility for children would be “a mista(...)

THE GREEN PARTY MAY BE ENTERING GOVERNMENT WITH TWO PARTNERS, WHO HAPPEN TO BE FIERCE POLITICAL RIVALS. THIS NOVEL PARTNERSHIP COULD TAKE SOME GETT(...)

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