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Fred McBride chief executive of Tusla says ‘blame’ discourse is affecting social workers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A growing “blame” culture against Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is affecting child-protection work, making it more difficult to retain staff and(...)

Cathal McCarron:  the Tyrone footballer  has just released his autobiography, ‘Out of Control’, co-written with Christy O’Connor, which details his chronic gambling and appearance in a hardcore gay porn video. Photograph: Collins Courts

Tyrone football star Cathal McCarron has been spared a criminal record and a sentence after he had to be restrained when he got into a row with staff(...)

Cathal McCarron at Dublin District Court. Photograph: Collins

Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron had to be restrained after getting into a row with staff at a Temple Bar pub, a court heard on Monday. The footballer has pl(...)

Denis Bergin on graduation day in 1966 with his parents Richard and Mary.

On a recent Sunday, some 40 elderly men gathered to mark 50 years since graduation. The Maynooth Class of 1966. Back in September 1963, dressed in uni(...)

An accountant alleged to have diverted some €161,000 of a State-funded charity’s funds for his own use is not co-operating enough over his promises to provide information, the High Court has heard.

An accountant alleged to have diverted some €161,000 of a State-funded charity’s funds for his own use is not co-operating enough over his promises to(...)

Judge Miriam Walsh was hospitalised after she was allegedly punched and kicked following a district court hearing. Photograph: Collins

A man accused of attacking a judge following a court hearing in Dublin has been granted bail on condition he signs on twice daily at a garda station. (...)

Yourtel has been fined €5,000 for making unsolicited calls asking people to switch from different providers.

A telecoms company has been fined €5,000 for making repeated unsolicited telephone calls to two homes, including to an elderly couple, urging them to (...)

Judge Miriam Walsh: she was taken to hospital after the attack on her  in the Dolphin House district court building, but her injuries were not serious and she was later released. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A man accused of attacking a judge following a court hearing in Dublin earlier this month is to be released on bail. Dublin District Court heard yest(...)

The Dolphin House family court on East Essex Street, Dublin where the alleged attack took place. Photograph: Collins.

A man in his thirties has been charged with attacking Judge Miriam Walsh during a family law court hearing in Dublin on Friday and remanded in custod(...)

General view of St Stephen’s Green Park earlier this month. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Dublin man has been charged with false imprisonment of a woman at St Stephen’s Green. Anthony Griffin (34), who is homeless, appeared at Dublin Dis(...)

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